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It's because front end is a lot like the Blue Oyster Bar. If you're at the front, you'll get fucked.
devTea241426dMy coleagues think front end is just grabbing a brush and paint the website with fancy colors
@devTea Dunning-Kruger effect, when one knows so little about something that it looks easy.
Actually, I didn't think either that web design is hard. I mean, when you subtract the outright superfluous shit that just gets into the way.
And then I needed a website, nothing big. So I read into usability, Norman Nielsen Group's articles, accessibility, WCAG 2.1, colour wheels, responsive design, performance metrics.
Next, I realised that the broad majority of websites are so bad because a lot of those who do them (and/or: their bosses!) don't seem to know much more than I did before research.
M1sf3t33126dThink another part of it is that it's usually pretty easy to copy or use a cms and get the basic idea of one up and going. It's also because of that though that it's extremely hard to build a professional and somewhat original site that will stand out and have everyone actually wanting to use it.
For me personally I think I would find it much easier on the backend, but I've always struggled with second guessing non-finite skills such as art and music so I typically drive myself nuts over the most nitpicky of things when I'm doing frontend work.
Not that I've had much experience with the backend but it seems to have a more "works or it doesn't" feel to it.
I’m not a dedicated front end guy but it’s a tedious fucking job and one that does require a lot of skill and knowledge. As usual though the idiots confuse a photoshop/ sketch mock with how long the real thing takes.
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