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General Discussion

Ian Z
Ian Z
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will css, html and java script be obsolete soon because of webflow type stuff?

i feel like its inevitable that coding becomes obsolete, especially html/css/js. with stuff like webflow people dont need to hire designers and can do it themselves. and this is only 2015, its only gonna get way more advanced, theres no way css/html/js will be around in 2030. im scared we live in a crazy world, sure its booming now, but its gonna crash so hard as technology advances and all coding can be done with ez software.

1 Answer

I don't think coding with css, html and javascript will become obsolete without some major changes by the W3C.. To begin with, those are the very technologies that make programs like Webflow, etc possible. I've used Webflow to start a couple of projects and they do "get the job done" but there is a limit to what is possible. I've found that webflow sites by and large look very similar to one another as you are limited to the tools inside of the application. I believe tools like that do have a place for building quick prototypes and will probably meet some end users needs but they are a little too complex and the learning curve a little too steep for a business owner who doesn't know the fundamentals of web design and is already pressed for time.