I'm guilty of thinking about writing more than actually writing, but what I have written, is here. Hopefully 2014 and my new site will be the impetus I need to write more regularly about design. Well, 2014 came and went and I didn't write anything new! One day...
As I started the process of thinking about my new site, I found it crucial to make a list of the requirements. This helps me focus on the bare minimum I need to achieve. Without this, the project can become open-ended and unending. I’ve found this out the hard way, as I unsuccessfully tried this activity in the past.
Phew! It’s been a challenging 2 weeks to say the least. Someone described it as trying to drink from a firehose- that’s certainly what the first week felt like. The second week, maybe someone turned the pressure down a notch, but it was still a firehose! However, I do feel like I can see faint signs of the light at the end of the tunnel, and that day isn’t too far when it will all start to make sense and click.
The question of whether a graphic designer should know how to code has been discussed many times over, with good arguments made for both sides. For example, see Web Designers Who Can’t Code and Designers Shouldn’t Code.