Designer, Developer, Programmer
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A Little History
Jack of all Trades…
Being proficient in so many areas of web design and development lead many to think that such a person cannot create high level work in any single area. Although I admit my designs may never be of graphic design complexity or that I would be able to program the likes of Twitter or Facebook I don’t think this is a bad thing for me or my clients. It could be that I could never reach such levels, no matter how hard I tried, so why not expand my knowledge into other areas to help benefit my core skills.
How does this benefit the client?
- Speed – as the project does not have to be handed to another team member there is no delay in them starting the project or understanding the projects requirements
- Sympathetic design – the design created from day one is sympathetic to all the constraints the different programming languages going into the site may have. This creates a balanced, clean and useable end product.
It works for me
At Bronco as a small team we use the best methods for us; the ability to work in these different areas keeps me interested in my job, ensuring I never get bored of any single aspect. At large agencies they work the best for them. However I think for any person that works as a web designer or developer it’s an advantage to understand the other processes that go into creating a website, as it helps you create better work.