But let’s think for a minute about those who began their career as web developers just a few short years ago. Things that we old schoolers have come to appreciate and find fascinating are taken for granted by the web newbies. The current technology is nothing new to them. It could have existed since the stone age for all they know. No one thinks about the origins of things in the web profession. And just as how we were distressed and annoyed with the limitation of the technologies of the time, the newbies now are going through the same phase. They aren’t satisfied with what they’re given. They complain about the limitations of the CSS. They complain about browsers not being perfect. Of course, we complain along with them because appreciation for technology is very short lived in this profession.
But you know what? That is a great thing. Because from that very dissatisfaction and from this cycle that web professionals go through comes new great ideas and continuous improvements. If no one complained, we might not have advanced to where we are today. It’s important that you complain. It’s important to want more. It’s important not to accept anything as a means to an end in web development. Everything is a beginning and a process.