As a web designer, my focus was to help my clients bring life to their vision based on our discussions with branding, color options, typography, etc. Even with the limited templates that Squarespace offered, I still ended up making them user-friendly and appealing. Since my focus was on helping members in the spiritual community have their services front and center, I knew what it was like to have a solid website with an easy way in booking appointments since I was a former professional tarot reader.
<iframe> tags because that what worked for me at that time.
The lovely thing about going back into front end web development is that there’s a focus on having the websites responsive now. Considering that we now have CSS frameworks (i.e. Bootstrap, Burma, Tailwind, etc.) that helps speed up the design process and takes some of the guesswork on having the website responsive when it’s scaled down to mobile size.
Perhaps maybe time will tell. I’m not sure if I consider myself a unicorn since I’m on both ends of the spectrum. To be honest, it doesn’t feel that way. But what I do know is that there’s still a lot for me to learn as I progress further into my journey. In the meantime, I’m more than willing to understand what goes on under the hood when the websites and apps are being constructed from start to finish.
To everyone - have you encountered this type of scenario in identifying as to whether or not you lean towards being called a web designer or a web developer? Would love to hear your thoughts!