Specialising Yourself into a Corner

by Tom Kenny (@tkenny)

They are just introducing fragmentation into our community and I am noticing how much of a part of it I have become. I want to share my code with everyone who writes CSS, not a subset of that group. On top of that I wonder what I am missing out on from other subsets of the community. How are other developers managing their front end tools? What techniques are they using to solve their problems? How do I tap into new audiences when I am writing a tool? These are hard issues and the back-end community has struggled with language diversity for a while. It is a new problem for the front end community and it’s a bigger problem for us. It’s a bigger problem because not just our community but the languages we use are built on the shoulders of web standards giants like Jeffrey Zeldman and Eric Meyer who talked, shared, and fought hard to get one unified community around front-end languages. Lets work to hold this community together.

Source: http://scottkellum.com/blog/specializing-yourself-into-a-corner.html

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by Tom Kenny

I’m a freelance web designer and front-end developer with 9 years of experience designing for the web. Follow me on Twitter here.