Can’t live without them, not allowed to punch them…
Working with Developers is always an enjoyable experience. Our skills overlap, in the sense I have some front-end skills, and they have read Lord of the Rings, several times. I tease them because their new PC they love and adore is an ugly box, and they threaten to give away a million plot spoilers for Game of Thrones, because they’ve read the book. Which was, ‘so much better’.
The church of Apple
Then I’m called a Mac fanboy. Ooh bitches! Just because I think PC’s are ugly, doesn’t make me a Mac fanboy. Plenty things are wrong with Macs. The attitude of the ‘experts’ working in their shops. The functionality first concept that provides a 27 inch iMac (so clearly space is not an issue for the user) with a tiny minimilist keyboard which is not very good for typing on. Then there’s Flash. We Mac designers loved Flash. A visually stunning animation programme, that made website content unlimited in it’s possibilities. And, was a bugger to learn. And who killed Flash? Apple did. Leaving us with second rate, all too similar jQuery animation to liven up websites. Thanks Apple, thanks a bunch!
Then there’s Apple’s minimalist packaging. It’s always beautiful, and brilliantly designed. So what’s with the Apple stickers that come with every product?! I’d love them, if I was eight years old. They are a piece of tat!
Of course having a healthy disrespect for the church of Apple may be just a ruse. After all, where would I be without the fantastic guys who solve my problems, make that div do what I want, sort out the PHP, make things work again after I’ve broken them. Just button it about Game of Thrones though, seriously, don’t go there.