What Are The Most Surprising Facts About Web Design? Here’s What The Pros Have To Say
In 2022, web design is as important as ever, with millions wanting a website and millions wanting to become web designers themselves. But where to begin? And what are the most surprising facts about the industry? Today we take a look at Reddit, where pros shared their experience.
Facts about web design — tips, tricks, and secrets
- No matter how smooth it’s going, the last ten percent of the job will take about ninety percent of the time.
- No matter how big the company is, most of the time its site runs on poorly written code that barely works.
- When you’re almost done, you’ll think of a better way to write the code. It always happens, so try not to redo everything. Feeling self-conscious about the code is a part of the job.
- YOU might care deeply about the quality of your code, but your client most certainly won’t. They want it to work and to look good. They don’t care about what’s underneath. Just make sure the performance is adequate.
- As a rule of thumb, overpromising is bad. Never say you’ll finish by today or by tomorrow morning.
- What’s your page speed? Don’t ask Google, because it certainly lies about it.
- Project timelines are pure fiction. That’s one of the facts about web design you have to learn first.
- Fridays are great, but never ever deploy on Friday. Even if you’re very far behind.
- You know when sometimes your developer says “don’t touch the code?” Listen to them.
- Your coding classes might be great, but striving for perfection is not what real programmers do. Their code will never get a good grade in a class (see point #2).
- Do you know how to center a div? Don’t lie: nobody does.
- When a dev asks you “to create a ticket for the backlog” it means they will never do what you ask.
- Project managers mostly never know anything technical. They might be in tech, but it doesn’t mean anything.