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HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points  ↦

As chronicled in the latest JS Party we continue to track the conversations and insights being shared about the great divide on the front-end. Even DHH shared his thoughts.

This post from HTML & CSS expert and advocate Rachel Andrew shares her perspective drawn from the 20 years she’s been working on the front and backend of the web.

When we talk about HTML and CSS these discussions impact the entry point into this profession. Whether front or backend, many of us without a computer science background are here because of the ease of starting to write HTML and CSS. The magic of seeing our code do stuff on a real live webpage! We have already lost many of the entry points that we had. We don’t have the forums of parents teaching each other HTML and CSS, in order to make a family album. Those people now use Facebook, or perhaps run a blog on wordpress.com…


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