Web Developers vs. Web Developers (Infographic Remix)

Apr 21 2011 by Cassie McDaniel | 36 Comments

Web Designers vs. Web Developers (Infographic Remix)

Back in November last year, a playful infographic exposed the differences between web designers and developers. In the infographic, a Venn diagram revealed one surprising characteristic the two groups seemed to share: a fear of women.

While it wouldn’t be funny if it wasn’t mostly true, the joke’s exclusivity prompted many commenters to wonder what a female version of the graphic might look like.

Here is a response to that call, an equally opinion-laden infographic highlighting the gender gap within the web development community.

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Cassie McDaniel is a (sometimes snarky) designer, writer, and artist with nothing whatsoever against web developers. In fact, she’s in love with one. Find more of her work at cassiemcdaniel.com and send internet high-fives via Twitter: @cassiemc.

36 Comments

Max

April 21st, 2011

Very funny! :D
i think the title is wrong: “Web developers vs Web developers”. :)

Ben

April 21st, 2011

Shouldn’t it be “leg wear” ?

Also I’m a male web developer and I’ve never worn combats

Nikolay

April 21st, 2011

LOL! Cool stuff. Really funny!

raff34

April 21st, 2011

In the infographic the title is wrong.

Josh

April 21st, 2011

Good stuff, I like the last part about what we are afraid of.

Theo

April 21st, 2011

7,6% to 92,4% the difference is huge.Here a nice article about women in web design and development http://bit.ly/aX1j3u

Riz

April 21st, 2011

see the title of this info-graphic…”web developers vs web developers” .lol.

Gero

April 21st, 2011

Hi Cassie, just for the record, on the infographic it says “Web developers” two times.

Cheers!

Jacob Gube

April 21st, 2011

That was my fault. The infographic is correct, the title of the post is not. “Web Developers vs. Web Developers” is correct because it compares female web developers to male web developers.

Gero

April 21st, 2011

I want to clarify what I just said: it would be better if it said “female developers vs male developers”.

Jacob Gube

April 21st, 2011

@Gero: Yes, I think we want to avoid that because, a subtle underlying point of the infographic is, at the end of the day, we should treat ourselves equally. You’re not a male web developer or a female web developer, you’re a web developer. That concept is reinforced at the bottom, where it says, “Where are ALL web developers afraid of.”

Again, that was my error in terms of the post’s title; the infographic is as intended.

Samiullah Khan

April 21st, 2011

Quite hard to understand what this image is talking about!

Giselle

April 21st, 2011

LOL Entertaining but it’s quite sad how little women are in this industry..

LKenneth

April 21st, 2011

HAHA this is awesome! Im just a designer but soon to be developer :)

Stacey

April 21st, 2011

LOL! As a female web developer, this is actually fairly accurate for me… minus the t-shirt collection.

David Ball

April 21st, 2011

Haha great article, I don’t wear combats, but do like baggy jeans. And I’m DEFINITELY afraid of scope creep!

Ferry T.H.

April 21st, 2011

hahhahhah… you really made my day. Thanks.

Shea

April 21st, 2011

Very funny! Thanks for this post!

Cassie McDaniel

April 21st, 2011

Glad you guys are liking it. =) Thanks for the title explanation Jacob, spot on, and Giselle – I agree. Let’s encourage more ladies to join the industry!

Sanchit

April 21st, 2011

Very cool.. Would like to have it as a poster in our office

Luke

April 21st, 2011

So basically it’s just about Women’s suppression blah blah same story. I can’t stand people who use sex as a reason for themselves not to excel. There’s no reason why you can’t market your self like any one else, get the same jobs as any one else, make the same money as any one else. It’s just excuses.

Kayla

April 21st, 2011

I’d just like to say that one portion of this infographic is incorrect– I am lactose intolerant, and I still fear a pizza shortage. :P

Kader

April 21st, 2011

Very beautiful thank you for this participation

Ray

April 21st, 2011

This is great! Very funny!

milly

April 21st, 2011

This is awesome. You have me pinned, too. That female developer is exactly me. Thank you SO much for addressing the exclusivity of the first graphic.

Miss McDaniel, this is exactly how you encourage more ladies to join the industry. By simply portraying it as a normal and acceptable place for women to be. Great work!

Daquan Wright

April 21st, 2011

One thing I notice about this industry and the tech industry in general is that good looking women aren’t drawn to it…

Anyone can get into it if they want to, that’s no longer an excuse as far as the gap goes. I just think women like more glamorous things (now is there anything glamorous about a piece of code, lol?), but of course, that’s not all.

Though oddly enough at my college I rarely see women majoring in computer science, but I see quite a few majoring in math….makes me wonder why more won’t go into CS.

Jatin

April 22nd, 2011

Ha Ha Ha, Really funny

BlaineSch

April 22nd, 2011

I think your geek man to geek woman ratio is off. It’s closer to 1:30 :P

Nathan

April 22nd, 2011

have not once come across a female developer in my career

Andrew

April 22nd, 2011

I went to a developer oriented college, and the ratio is correct for large groups (50+). And it’s spelled “lactose-intolerant”, not “lactose-interolerant”.

Bratu Sebastian

April 24th, 2011

Funny. :) And such a beautiful author!

Kristin

April 25th, 2011

I work for a company where the IT team is run by a woman, is a team of mostly women, and they are all developers. It is also worth noting that they are from Asian countries (we are an American company), where children are expected to achieve high-levels of education – both girls and boys, where here in America, I’m sad to say, we are not pushed to excel and mediocrity is quite acceptable.

Ladies, I wouldn’t worry so much about the attitudes one can get from the techy “good old boys club”. History shows that we end up working twice as hard to get half the recognition or pay, then we take over and rule the world!

Tanya

April 28th, 2011

I do wear combats but not because I am a male web developer (I am a female web developer). It is because I love military-pop and neo-folk music, combat pants is widely spread leg wear among both male and female neo-folkers… Funny infographic though…

vas

May 23rd, 2011

very good at things going around here many talks truth

Jess

August 30th, 2012

Love it! Great Job.. that’s been bugging me for quite awhile. :) Cheers!

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