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How important UX design knowledge for frontend devs?

Hey devs,

I am a frontend developer, I don't design mockups or wireframes. The UX team provide those for me. I just build them using code! πŸ’»

I have been thinking lately about taking UX courses and put myself in their shoes. Mainly because I want to be able to build cooler looking websites even in my free time. ( Just like my personal website )

Aside from the fact that learning is cool and important for everyone whatever his profession is,

  • Is learning UX particularly important for frontend devs? πŸ€”
  • Can it impact dev's career somehow? πŸ€”
  • Will it make a better developer? πŸ€”

Top comments (4)

helleworld_ profile image
DesirΓ© πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘©β€πŸ«

Hello Bassem 😊, nice question you have here!

UX knowledge is important if you're willing to build your own projects with a higher quality. Even though, lately I've seen many job offers searching Frontenders who know UX & UI, I think it's already a thing in our field and a plus to have, especially if you're willing to change your job in the nearest future or expand your responsabilities.

TL;DR Knowing UX will improve your skills+quality in personal projects, make you understand better your colleagues job and maybe open more doors for you in your career!

bassemibrahim profile image

Hey DesirΓ©,

Thanks for your comment! I totally agree πŸ’™

I always felt that UI/UX requires more "Creative" or "Artistic" talent that I do not have. But, I think its time for me to at least try it. As you said, It will help with building my own projects with higher quality.

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Francis Provost

To be really good at UI, yes you do need a artistic side but there's a lot of basic stuff that you can learn en build nice UI without the need of the artistic touch especially if you build webapp.

I highly recommend it and one day you might even spot error or better things the designer could've done

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Arthur Vincent Simon

I wouldn't say learning UX is mandatory. But you do gain a lot of empathy for the users when learning it.

For that alone, I think it is worth learning.

That and making cool looking websites is always a delight!