Stop Designing for Devices

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Let’s start off by getting one thing clear, this is a straight up rant. Enjoy my rage fueled comments and feel your emotions start to boil over as you either take personal offense or realize that you completely agree. What has gotten me to this point is the constant stream of crap I see about responsive web design (RWD). We are getting fed article, after article, after article of people preaching RWD as the solution for all of the devices out there.

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New Design

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Over the past few months I’ve been working on my website here and there between other projects. Today the new site goes live!

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8 Things you Might Believe about Web Design

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Between trying to write on a regular basis I try to stay involved with the community via all of the standard social networks and a lot of reading… a lot of reading. Through all of the reading and tweeting it is inevitable that I see similar ideas and topics coming out of different sources. When you make an effort to involve yourself with as much of the design community as possible there will be some overlap. However, there are some topics that seem to come up quite frequently and I fear that their popularity is driving people to actually believe them.

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Web Design is Hard

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When it comes to web design, it’s all fun and games until someone wants revisions. There is no shortage of aspects that make this job a hard one. Some of them, like consistently emerging technologies, new techniques and a rapid pace might seem like aspects that make this job hard for those looking from the outside in. On the contrary, I find that a lot of these things make what I do exciting and serve as a method for keeping my interest peaked.

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Web Design is Easy

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I have come to accept that I have an easy job. Of course we live in a world where outside of high school having an easy job may not be something to be particularly proud of but I am. Now when I say that my job is easy I don’t mean I don’t put any effort or any time into what I do, quite the opposite really. Now you may say that this post already has a misleading title but you must understand that I don’t consider either of these things a real factor in what makes a job easy or hard.

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