Marco Arment on Dr. Drang’s article:
Agreed. Design is about making hard decisions, not painting the result.
We (web designers and developers alike) should try and make ordinary people understand this. We know this already but is very – if not, almost – invisible to our clients and employers. It takes time to create a pixel perfect mockup, but it’ll be wasted if it doesn’t meet the project’s goal.
I included developers (those who code) too because I believe they make decisions as much as designers do, and they’re as much as a creative as that of a designer. There is art in the code as much as there is in mockups with different colors and fonts. Being either of the two web workers, both requires the initiative to think and decide – that’s what I think clients/employers pays us for, good decisions.