While working on the new Fisticuff Design web site, Rene and I were debating on what projects to include in our portfolio. We were debating one recently completed project that we rather like the functionality of, but we did not design ourselves. We attempted to suggest fixes for some elements of the design that we saw as challenges, many of which were ignored.
That said, why include something in our portfolio that we are not entirely happy with? That is when Rene reminded me of the words of a quirky, web developer from the U.K. we met at the Refresh ’06 Conference here in Orlando. I asked Andy Budd for his thoughts regarding a “web designer”, like myself, who might be in a sort of limbo. By this I mean someone who has good knowledge of both the design and programming aspects of web development, but may not excel in either. His response was, “always be proud of your work”.
Of course, he had much more to say on the matter, but that was the core.