But programmers are a special case. Because not only will they tell you how wrong you are, but they’ll also tell you how stupid and idiotic you are, and they’ll mathematically prove it, and you should never program again, and you should be fired, you moron. Their attacks are all-out personal insults on your intelligence, but much better written and argued than most internet commenters.
There is a general tendency to believe that programmers can’t style things because they have no style themselves. Yet, all of them will be able to tell you very quickly which one of two designs they like the best, even if they generally can’t verbalize why. This seems to be an indication, at least to me, that some aesthetic sense is inherently present in all of us; what’s different is the ability to turn vague notions and gut feelings into actions and reusable procedures. And that’s where the problem is.
I fail at web design, so this will be excellent for me!
Tips on how to fix things with IE7, oh my! :p