Devs should know a bit about design. You don't need to make it beautiful - focus on making it "not ugly".
If you're a developer you should absolutely know a little bit about design. You don't need to be an expert, but knowing some of the fundamentals of good layout and "usability" will be a massive force multiplier for your work. It's also a general "life hack" that will improve your career in many, many ways.
So what should you do if you're a developer who doesn't know anything about design? How does design fit into a normal project's workflow? Can you get 80% of the benefit by just learning a few simple rules? (Spoiler alert: we think you can!) And where are some good places for developers to learn more about "designing" for apps and the web? Find out all this and more in this week's well designed instalment of A Question of Code.
A newbie coder and a seasoned veteran discuss the questions that always come up when someone begins learning to code.
Ed is looking at getting a career in programming and has been learning to code for just over a year. During this time he’s been building up a stack of questions that keep coming up from other newbie coders. Luckily, he’s got someone he can ask for help: Tom. Tom’s a seasoned coder, having worked in the industry for a few years now and has all the answers Ed needs, or does he?