Friday, January 26, 2007

Don't Build Anything From Scaffolding!

This one's for the newbies. Mr. Jamis Buck says:

scaffolding is a great learning tool, like training wheels or parachuting in tandem with an instructor. But when you do the real thing, those training wheels come off. You jump from the plane alone. You design the UI first.

And just for the record, you'll see the "start with UI" advice in Getting Real as well.


  1. Totally agree with your post. Scaffolding is nice to get a feel for how rails works, but it doesn't fit all situations (or most of mine).

    Thanks for changing your color scheme, by the way. Your site used to give me regular headaches. ;-)

  2. Sorry for the headaches! It's a public health initiative to reduce eye-strain. Heard it from a bunch of people.


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