[nycphp-talk] Working with designers
ajai at bitblit.net
Sun Aug 30 00:59:29 EDT 2009
On Thu, 27 Aug 2009, tedd wrote:
> I know what you mean. For me, clients basically fall into two groups:
> a) Those who tell me what they want; b) And those who tell me how to
> do what they want. I work well with (a), but have problems with (b).
Should there also be (c) people who dont really know what they want ?
> Many think, as I've been told "It's easy -- my
> son learned HTML in high school"
Probably why a lot of people dont take programming seriously as a
> while they are totally clueless. The
> most problematic students/clients are the ones who have some
> experience with HTML and think that's all there is.
As I like to say "They dont know how much they dont know" :-)
> Furthermore, the number of actual web developers out there who do
> know how to program in all the web languages (i.e., namely html, css,
> are very few.
I find that hard to believe. Web developers *should* know all of those as
> And lastly, none of this is static. I spend time every day learning
> something new -- the web is constantly changing and keeping up with
> it is a daily challenge. I was quoted a long time ago as saying:
> "I've learned something new every day of my life -- and I'm getting
> damned tried of it."
That's true of anyone involved in technology (well, at least those of us
that manage our skill set and careers).
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