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#1 JemsRoker



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Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:48 AM

Now a days Web Design Job is the most growing field then other job fields. What is our opinion about this?
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:52 AM

Now a days Web Design Job is the most growing field then other job fields. What is our opinion about this?

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.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:11 PM

There is a rapidly growing demand for bird washers these days.

And while that really sounds kind of funny (to my warped sense of humor, anyway) - this whole oil thing is so very sad.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 02:35 PM

good designers are in high demand i tried to hire 4 different companies to produce my web site and do enter net adds for me and none of them knew what they were doing. most promis the world but none delivered yet so i decided to try doing it my self.
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Posted 15 June 2010 - 12:41 PM

Yes, i agree with you, i think this field will grow rapidly in the coming years, i just don't think i will be able to find a job by where i live when i graduate next may.


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Posted 07 October 2010 - 07:30 AM

Hi all

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 (:
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:15 AM

Can you say "Expression web", can you say "The kid down the street would do it cheaper?" Can you say "He has a college degree" and can all forum regulars think "College's are all teaching the wrong or incorrect things... but a pig skin is a pig skin."

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.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 01:17 PM

I think if add your web design skills to you resume of other skills, that can work to your advantage. I've learned a alot from a friend of mine who was building websites when not that many people knew flash. He bought a house and has 5 classic cars on the money he made. Today, he still has all that stuff, but he adapted to the times. He altered his career plans at the right time, before the dot com boom. You can't make a great living anymore just building sites. I have over 17 years of solid classic automotive industry which has done well considering the rest of the industry. I'm in a niche part of the industry. My goal is to add my six years of web design and e-commerce experience to my automotive skills. There are automotive e-commerce companies in my area, and I have been networking a lot. From what I've learned is that it is hard to find a web designer who really understands automotive, and (visa versa) it hard to find an automotive person who knows web dedign. These days, companies want the most for the money. I think if you take your unique skills that creates a demand for you, and add your web design skills then you may have something. I'm almost there myself.
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 03:48 PM

Well I do agree with the statement that web design is a growing field, and I would say web design and development. There are two significant problems though with the growth. Many employers do not understand what it is that they need, and the actual cost of implementing what it is that they want. Many designers/developers are quick to take on a contract and provide a solution according to the specification of the employer. Despite matching the specs to the 't', the employer will not be satisfied. Many developers will take on these contracts knowing full well that it is not what the client needs, because its easy money, and someone else is going to do it. Many clients will ask you to create a website like priceline.com for them, not knowing that it often takes a team to create such sites. It is my personal opinion that websites (I am referring to anything web 2.0) need to be run like a sailboat, with a crew. The internet, like the ocean is constantly changing. Employers need to hire a crew to navigate the choppy waters (designers, developers, database admins). Its really pointless to put up a website (once again I am using website and webapp interchangeability) if you don't have at least a team of two to monitor and update. I know some will say one person is enough, but that is for a low low low traffic site.

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.

So the demand for webdesigners may be increasing, but as sarina28 mentioned it is better to have those skills as part of your toolset than rely on the growing demand. Because we are way beyond the golden ages of receiving a $100,000 salary for knowing HTML. It would seem that the effects of moore's law has other far reaching consequences. As processing speeds continue to double over a relatively short time, our knowledge as designers and developers needs to also grown to keep up with the changing market. Its no longer safe to just know html javascript and css as a designer, you need to pick up some templating knowledge also (smarty). Nor is it safe to just know php and msql, you better figure out how to use cake or zendframework or pear and add prototype and scriptalicius to that tool-set also.

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.
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#10 graphics_bird


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Posted 03 December 2010 - 12:56 PM

Now a days Web Design Job is the most growing field then other job fields. What is our opinion about this?

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....
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#11 ampulse


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:13 AM

:rolleyes: Yes you correct :clap: now days more demanding on the web designers.
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#12 kjts918


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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:13 PM

I'm not really sure where to ask for help in this forum. I am looking for a BigCommerce Specialist. I was referred by BigCommerce to New Dynamx and Madwire but I would like honest feedback from anyone who has used either of them. It's been hard to get an answer on this and someone's honest opinion.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:32 PM

Yes, web design and development is most prospective now. Because most of businesses now a days internet base, also it is growing very fast, so people have need web design and development, also they have to need maintain it.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:53 PM

Web Design is getting big, but you definitely need to learn it well if you learn it because there is so many competitors.
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