A list of tools for designers moving into development

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I’ve compiled a short list of developer tools specifically helpful for designers moving into front-end development. This list is for software only and doesn’t include browser extensions or websites/publication resources. It also excludes WYSIWYG website builders like Webflow and Squarespace etc.

Sketch, Figma, XD

I’m not here to tell you which is best…

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To code or not to code, that is the question

It’s that tired and annoying debate that all designers have heard. Should 👏 designers 👏 code? The answer is, of course, both yes and no.

I see the conversation resurface regularly on Design Twitter. The reality of the situation is that designing vs coding vs doing both is totally contextual…

Ryan Houk

Product Designer. California grown. Creator of UXPLAIN & WRIBBN.

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