Looking for someone who thinks about design and usability while writing clean front-end code? Contact me!
I have some gripes with the current state of development, especially the huge amount of different frameworks. The ridiculous usage of package managers to install package managers, to install another package manager is insane. In our quest to improve re-usability and modularity we’ve created some horrible systems, with lists of dependencies. Most developers probably don’t even know how these systems work, but they need to use it in their day-to-day work.
In my opinion, Front-end developers are people working on translating designs and styling webpages (or styling web-apps for that matter) and not build complex web-apps. We are slowly fading away from (good) design. I understand CSS is pretty simple to learn and to use, so developers don’t spend that much time learning it, but a front-end developer who REALLY knows CSS is hard to find. Do you know what pointer-events does, what backface-visibility does? How you improve animation performance? I do.