A lot of very smart people have said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Other people say that nostalgia bait…ahem…“retrospectives” get a lot of clicks. They’re both right, and I thought it might be both fun and educational to take a look at some of the dead UI conventions of yesteryear.
It’s true that 47 percent of people want web pages to load in two seconds or less (and 40 percent abandon sites that take three seconds to load). But when load times drop significantly below that two-second threshold, users start to get skeptical.
In the past, designers and developers have a clear role assignment. They rarely do the both at the same time. While with the changes in product design and the evolution of team collaboration, many web designers are able to manage web developing and UX design at present.
People always focus what they have to be a good developer, but Brenna O’Brien also shared the “not to do’s” for becoming a real developer according to her experience. Overall, I can tell that her presentation was very meritorious.
If you find yourself in that middle ground between the design and the technology and you enjoy merging the two together, then a front-end web developer role is for you! Just be prepared for the quizzical looks you’ll get every time you tell someone what you do for a living.