Discussion on: Is It Okay To Have a Certain 'Niche' as a Front-End Dev?

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Erick Ruiz de Chavez

I need to start by mentioning I identify a lot with how you describe yourself.

Quick, required context. I have 0 knowledge on design, but I know a nice clean design when I see it from someone else. Over the years I have learn a thing or two about good practices, but that is not definitely my main focus. I have never done freelance.

In my 15 years of professional experience I have done a lot of different things, never being blocked or affected by not knowing how to properly design a web site or even which colors go well with which.

My biggest piece of advice would be to embrace what you like and get really good at it, and do not be afraid of saying I do not know. When I do not know how to design something, or what is the best color for x or y, or how to do an icon I do not stress myself about it and instead I ask someone I know knows about it.

Finally, someone on the comments wrote:

You will be the happiest and most satisfied by following your heart/passion... but it wont be the path that earns you the most $

And I should say completely disagree. If you love what you do and you focus on learning and mastering it, it will be obvious on the quality of what you build. You do not have to be a know-it-all, you just need to know who to ask.