Web Design is dead!
No. No it is not. I am seriously getting fed up with some of the content that a bunch of the major blogs are putting up on their sites. Smashing Magazine posted an article last week that was very depressing. At least, if you believed it. All I saw was a “Come look at me, and comment!” I get wanting to drive readers to your site and all, but to post content that seems like the only reason it is there is to grab attention rather than inform is…well…lousy. This post might seem like it is bashing SM, but its not. They are just the easy target for this write-up because they have done it a few times this month. There are plenty others that feel the need to put a dark cloud over design and development.
How does one possibly kill the community?
By continually posting articles that the development/design field is going to be gone. So now you have a ton of people worried that their career choice will go the way of the dodo. Will this actually make people start looking for a career change anytime soon? Probably not, but it is definitely causing stress. This brings to mind the articles that were popping up about how the community is dead, or the sad state it is in. Yes the two links I have posted so far have been from SM, but I remember others that were not. Just go and do a search for it, you’ll find them. Is the community really dead? Hell no, its just not on the major player blogs anymore. There is better discussions on the not-so-known blogs. I think these kind of articles are doing more harm than they are bringing about interesting conversations, and sadly they are being brought about by the ones we all….used to…love.