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Discussion on: Are Front-End Developers Happy?

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Mark • Edited

Great post! As a happy front-end developer (most of the time), I get a lot of satisfaction by providing solutions to 'fill in the gaps.' I may have defined default and hover states, but if there's no transition specified, there's an infinite playground to connect them.

I also appreciate opportunities to combine my development knowledge with designers' expertise. I love having the chance to break out some wacky library I've bookmarked to add next-level touches to the designer's vision.

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Miranda Author

Yes! I know exactly what you mean here. After working with the same designers for a long time, I felt we were really in sync, and they felt like they could give me less and less information (a quick sketch on a piece of paper) for me to run with.

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Mark

For sure! I'm lucky that much of my work is with my business partner (graphic designer) exclusively, so the shorthand can often be as simple as "like we did on [old site] except with [this] instead of [that]."

Generally, I'd say if you're unintimidated (and even better, excited) by non-comprehensive source material, you're likely to be a pretty happy front-end dev!