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Good web solutions aren't for everyone: A salute to those who break the harmony in Web Development

Joakim Skansen Flatmoen


While some of us strive for elegant solutions and user-friendly experiences, there are always those special individuals who insist on disrupting this harmony by adhering to some annoying yet inevitable principles.

First and foremost, we have the brilliant strategy of comparing prices instead of solutions. Why bother understanding the technical depth of a platform when you can simply choose the cheapest one? The solution with the fewest zeroes on the invoice is, of course, the one that will work perfectly and satisfy all your customers' needs. Sure, you might end up with a website that stutters like a frog on helium, but who cares when you've saved a few extra bucks?

And let's not forget our heroic individuals who strive for the absolute cheapest option. Junior developers still in diapers might be inexperienced, but they also have an eye for cost-cutting. Who cares about expertise and competence when you can get a website built by someone who just learned to write their first 'Hello World'? Your website will probably exude a unique aura of curiosity and unpredictability that only a rookie can offer.

And what about the myth that web development is child's play? Just press a few buttons, and voilà, you have a new, perfectly functioning website! It's not like years of learning, practice, and experimentation underlie skilled developers' ability to create seamless user experiences. Why waste time understanding user needs and continuously improving the platform when you can slap together some random elements and call it a day?

Of course, let's not forget those who believe they know better than experienced developers. Why rely on someone who has devoted their life to mastering their craft when you can just follow your own uneducated instincts? Valuing and respecting experience and knowledge is so old-fashioned—let's rather listen to our own inner voices that will undoubtedly lead us to the most brilliant yet incredibly amateur solutions.

Finally, the most misunderstood attitude of them all: the belief that solutions can be built quickly by sending the developer to a writing course. Because, of course, coding isn't about problem-solving, strategic planning, and constant innovation. Just teach them to write A, B, C, and presto, you have a functioning website by the end of the day!

So here's a salute to those who keep our web solutions exciting - in all the wrong ways. Because, why would we want user-friendliness, performance, and quality when we can have cheap, quick, and surreal? After all, if everyone could build a good website, it wouldn't be as special, right?"