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    This is an excellent article that puts into words a feeling I’ve had about “front end” for a while. As the breadth of “front end” increases the term becomes about as useful at describing someone’s skill set as “full stack”.

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      this is long but excellent. i think as an industry that glorifies programmers, we tend to value things more the closer they get to what we consider “programming”, and look down on HTML and CSS as mere cosmetic details that can be applied by a (second-tier) “ux person” once we have done the real work of coding up the javascript and backend stack.

      and i wonder if on the other side, designers value the people who, well, design the layout and user experience, and similarly think of HTML and CSS as mere mechanical details that can be implemented by a second-tier ux person once they have done the real work of designing the look and feel.