Don’t listen to the voices in your head, advises frontend developer Nick Jones. Here he explains how he got stuck creating his personal site and learned to trust his instincts instead
There’s this fallacy of a right way and a wrong way to design and code. If you spend enough time looking for it or reading about it, you’ll end up paralysed. It happened to me. But in early 2012, five years after the launch of the iPhone, I decided it was time to suck it up and create a modern website for myself. What follows are my doubts about making narrowdesign.com.
(INTERNAL DIALOGUE) You know nothing about ‘responsive web design’. You have no business making a responsive site for yourself or anyone else. It’s too new and untested. You aren’t capable of pulling it off. You’re not even a real programmer. In the event that you do pull it off, you’ll immediately wish you hadn’t. Something new will replace it by this time next year. You’ll look stupid for jumping on the bandwagon with every SEO expert and web guru who now drop its name. Remember what happened with microsites?