Posted 07.08.2013 @ 11.00AM
I've tried all the major ones now and have settled on stylus for css and jade for html. Stylus, in my opinion has the most compact syntax http://learnboost.github.io/stylus/ and the nib library for it has some really cool mixins http://visionmedia.github.io/nib/.
Posted 16.05.2013 @ 3.11PM
@Zack486 I think the more industry involvement the better - design education is always by it's nature going to be behind the curb. I think design education works best as an apprenticeship /internship sort of model but as @Timbug pointed out there aren't enough positions v graduates. An awesome folio trumps every qualification or certificate regardless.
@Timbug ::it must reach a point where you have to consider what the point about teaching and quality of graduates is if there are no jobs for them to go to:: I guess it's up to the individual rather than the institution to decide this?
I'm not sure, tricky topic, will be an interesting talk.
Posted 14.05.2013 @ 4.07PM
Thanks for the in depth answer @Noftus. A lot to consider, in particular an exit strategy and distribution of effort vs ownership. I get the impression your speaking from first hand experience with a few of the points above.
I will definitely seek out some financial and legal advice on the matter but was interested in how other designers operate from a business perspective.
Posted 16.05.2013 @ 4.26PM
Education facilities aren't just going to cut numbers because there are too many graduates out there, that would be business suicide. the more graduates, the greater competition, the greater the graduates have to be to get a job, hopefully whittling out designers with either a poor work ethic or lack of skill.
@Theo said it best - it's up to the individual to decide if they're going to work hard enough to be the sort of graduate that will get the best places.