Most growing field!
Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:52 AM
I can't say for certain because I don't have the stats. But, given how important the Web continues to be and that just about every business, big and small, NEED a website and finally, 99% of websites need to be updated on a regular basis, I tend to think that the field has a lot of growth potential ... around the world.
Posted 11 June 2010 - 02:35 PM
Posted 07 October 2010 - 07:30 AM
I agree web design/development is a very popular industry and is getting larger. I graduated in 2008 and apart from a couple of small contracts and an internship i am finding it hard to find work. The area i live in just dose not seem to have many jobs in this industry and i cannot relocate as i have a family. At the moment if any jobs do come up you seem to be fighting another 100+ applicants for the job. At the current rate i feel this industry will become far to over populated. Does anyone have any advice on how to find work or i am the only one in this situation.
Thanks ken (:
Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:15 AM
Now not to be patronizing, but all you saying what a great future web design has, how old are you? Old enough to have been in the field 10 or more years ago? Does "Dot Com Crash" mean anything to you? I recently used the term with a young IT person who asked what I meant.
In the 90's, computers jobs / web design / web industry was the future industry, the best job available, golden era... a lot of what you are all calling it in this post.
Then around say, Nov. 2000, the bubble burst. Before that developers were well paid, they were getting offers of cars and houses to work for companies. But at the end of 2000, web companies / web sites were going belly up like fish in a chemical spill. I graduated my web training (which I got into because it was such a growing industry) in Dec. 2000. We were all earmarked for a company tied to the school. The company died before we were hired. Of 25 students, 1 was hired as a web designer, a few of us made it a while with freelance work, the rest went back to their old jobs when they could not get jobs.
One company decided to hire me... then corporate filed bankruptcy, a second company chose me to hire but corporate slammed them with a hiring freeze that lasted two years last I heard.
The one fellow I said who was hired? He was hired into the largest web design company in Berlin, well over 150 designers. Then he was on the street and they had 70, then around 25, in 2003 they had 12.
So when I hear people drooling about the golden future of web design, I wonder if history will repeat itself. The Dot Com Crash of 2000 was paramount to the original wall street crash, now we had another the last few years... so when you look to the bright side of web design, don't forget the past and take it with a grain of salt. If you get a good job, go for it... but don't put all your eggs in one basket... nothing lasts forever and what follows a golden age is generally a dark age until things turn around.
You want a job that pays well, has only some competition and will always be in demand? Train to be a mortician, there are always dead to be processed. Those were the words of a Sergeant I had in the Army, she was training for that in night school. I here she is doing quite well in her home of Trinidad.
Yes web development does not look bad right now, but it looked good in the 90's as well.
"90% of user's 'problems' can be resolved by punching them -the other 10% by switching off their PCs."
Posted 12 October 2010 - 01:17 PM
Posted 13 November 2010 - 03:48 PM
The other problem is the web is expanding into the realm of the mobile phone, and next the tablet pc. They do have browsers but now you have to optimize your design for these new environments. I believe that the demand is going to move more towards application development than webdesign. Because the business needs to go to where the customers are. We all know that by next year the prices of these tablets and other handheld net devices are going to drop, and wimax networks are expanding nationally (in the US) through Clearwire and the other telecoms.
What I am saying is, things are getting very complicated very quickly. And employers don't really know what they need so i don't know if that growing demand is necessarily beneficial to us or the clients.
Posted 03 December 2010 - 12:56 PM
It's true That it's a growing fields, but when I'm (as a designer) seeking job online is too tough to reach perfect bid on this projects ...
I've well skill on graphic design but as a freelancer I need more project....then leave the web design company service....
Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:13 PM