September 14, 2017

Is there any value in people who cannot write JavaScript?

I certainly hope so, as I’m one of them.

I love this post from Mandy Michael and wholeheartedly agree with it. Especially this bit:

When every new website on the internet has perfect, semantic, accessible HTML and exceptionally executed, accessible CSS that works on every device and browser, then you can tell me that these languages are not valuable on their own. Until then we need to stop devaluing CSS and HTML.

And then this bit:

The worst part about pushing the “know everything” mentality is that we end up creating an industry full of professionals suffering from burnout and mental illness. We have people speaking at conferences about wellbeing, imposter syndrome and full stack anxiety, yet despite that, we perpetuate this idea that people have to know everything and be amazing at it.

The whole damned thing is great. Go read it.