What is The Future of Web Development?

May 21 2010 by Amber Weinberg | 74 Comments

What is The Future of Web Development?

What we do on the Web changes every day. The web development industry is constantly evolving. While we may not be able to tell the day-to-day changes while it’s happening, it’s easy for us to look back to the past few months and see that a lot of things we do now are much different than what we’ve been doing before.

Because our work lies in one of the fastest-paced industries, it’s important for us to predict and learn about what’s coming up or risk being left in the web development dust.

While this may sound daunting at first, it’s actually pretty easy to see where we’ll be in the next several months/years to come.

Let’s look at some of the things I predict are going to happen in the near future.

Less Demand for PSD to XHTML/CSS Conversion Services

Less Demand for PSD to XHTML/CSS Conversion Services

As a developer who specializes in PSD to CSS/XHTML conversions, I’ve already seen this trend start to happen. While I’m definitely not losing business, I’m no longer getting as many regular PSD to XHTML/CSS jobs. Most of my jobs currently consist of WordPress development or specific and specialized server-side scripting (e.g. PHP). In short, web developers are beginning to work more on niche jobs such as open source software customization.

As the months go on, developers like me who charge a premium over "PSD to HTML" chop shops are going to need to continue to shift our niche. I believe there will always be a demand for this type of work, but you’ll need to differentiate yourself from the $50-per-PSD-conversion companies, especially if you’re charging significantly more than the "market price".

More Appreciation for Web Standards

More Appreciation for Web Standards

It used to be tough to sell clients on the importance of valid/standards-compliant and semantic code, but now, with so many devices and browsers on the market, standards have become even more important in order to produce flexible and interoperable products.

With more web browsers supporting open web standards and companies chucking out support for proprietary software in favor of open technologies, there is a stronger demand — more than ever — for coders that are able to work with web standards well.

Developers that focus on outputting compliant code will benefit from this trend.

Less Client Work, More Personal Projects

Less Client Work, More Personal Projects

I’ve noticed that many developers have stopped taking on as much client work and have started working on their own projects.

With the popularity of devices like the iPhone and iPad and public APIs, I think this is going to become more common in the next year.

Personally, I’ve decided to also go this route too, as working on my own apps is a lot more fun than working on client sites. Plus, the potential for making the next Twitter is always on the horizon, and also more attainable with the tools and knowledge that our maturing industry has accumulated.

Working on your own projects, however, offers another benefit. Since the Web evolves so much, you’ll end up learning new things that can be incorporated into client work. I’m currently learning both PHP and Cocoa, and soon, I’ll be able to offer iPhone app development services to clients as well. Doing your own projects keeps you updated on the newest stuff.

(Read more about the benefits of working on personal projects.)

Internet Explorer Will Actually Be Cool

Internet Explorer Will Actually Be Cool

Yes, I said that. I’m actually excited about the new IE9 for several reasons. The biggest reason being the fact that it’s finally going to be a real modern browser with standards-compliant HTML5 and CSS3 support.

Another benefit of IE9 means that IE6 is now going to be three browsers old. While I’ve been lucky enough to be able to drop support of IE6 due to my client base, I know some of you guys are still stuck supporting it.

The fact that IE6 is now going to be three browser versions old and almost 10 years old means that those big corporations that are hesitant to update their systems might finally be forced to upgrade.

"Thanks" to the identification of several security vulnerabilities in outdated versions of IE, people are also beginning to realize that there is a need to upgrade their browser for safer browsing. And, as far as the UK and the rest of Europe is concerned, Microsoft is going to be forced to offer several browser options, which will in turn (hopefully) curb down the use of IE6 even more.

The Need to Know More Languages and Technologies

The Need to Know More Languages and Technologies

It’s not uncommon for web developers to know and work in several languages in one page and on one site. I strongly believe that to be one of the best in what you do, you need to have a broad scope of knowledge and specialize /niche yourself into something quite narrow at the same time.

I’ve been able to do this successfully by specializing in CSS/HTML and offering my services only to other freelancers and web design agencies. Quickly though, I’ve been getting requests for WordPress work and so I learned the API inside and out by jumping right into it. Now, WordPress has become one of my specialties and something I enjoy doing for almost every site I make.

This concept is important in a constantly shifting industry like ours and something that’s often missed in college education. Many people I went to school with are now without jobs because all they can (and want to) do is print design.

Our markets are shrinking constantly, so it’s important that we continue to learn and have other skills in case we need to quickly switch. Knowing other languages and technologies also helps keep things interesting and avoids burnout.

Where do you think web development is headed?

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About the Author

Amber Weinberg is a freelancer with over 10 years of experience. She specializes in clean, semantic and valid 1.0 Strict XHTML, CSS and WordPress development. She also writes a web development blog on her portfolio site at www.amberweinberg.com.

74 Comments

NeonBlueWS

May 21st, 2010

Thanks, Amber. This is a very interesting and well written article. Very much appreciated.

Timothy Long

May 21st, 2010

Great post. Great ideas.

luglio7

May 21st, 2010

Yess. I’m going to develop templates and iphone apps… no more clients :)

The Craftsman

May 21st, 2010

Good article. I believe the future of web development will not be building websites, but building applications.

Jordan Walker

May 21st, 2010

Amber, I really enjoyed reading your article top to bottom. I too have noticed some paradigm shifts towards mobile markets, but disagree that client markets are diminishing.

Patrick Hazard

May 21st, 2010

Interesting, what are the reasons for the decline in psd to xhtml services?

Also I don’t know about IE actually being ‘cool’ but maybe no longer such a taboo word ;-)

P

Scott Ellis

May 21st, 2010

Amber, Excellent points in your post and I would agree with you almost across the board. PSD -> (pick You CMS) conversion will still have a lot of traction, particularly if you can create themes/templates for multiple CMS’s (WordPress, Drupal, …). Like you I’m also limiting my client work with the goal of phasing it out 100% this year (only taking very selective projects I really want to work on for some reason) to focus on my own projects and products and I think your right, more will follow suit, our own projects just tend to be more rewarding (in all manners).

Then there is that whole IE9 thing, I’m reserving judgement until it comes out! :)

esranull

May 21st, 2010

very very good article thanks a lot

Teko

May 21st, 2010

Thanks great post!!!!

ddeja

May 21st, 2010

Well first of all PSD to XHTML/CSS is something that can be now days done by 3 click on the web based applications or by buing some Photoshop plugin. So there is no need.

Secondly wordpress and it’s epanel and Joomla and it’s Gantry Framework are something that “simple” people understand and can play with. So obviously it’s easier to choose good and ready project, and modify it a litte than to build something from the scratch.

Thirdly if IE9 can be so great than IE10 will be greater:) I’ve had heard rumors that in some part it will be build by FF developers community, so…

And knowing all languages that you can learn is the way of life right know like second job or late work hours… :)

Damn:)

Chris

May 21st, 2010

Nice article, especially the closing thought about burnout. I think you gave me just the motivation I needed to dump my old site and finally move it to WordPress. I need something new!

Peter Botwin

May 21st, 2010

Amber, Excellent points in your post and I would agree with you almost across the board. PSD -> (pick You CMS) conversion will still have a lot of traction, particularly if you can create themes/templates for multiple CMS’s (WordPress, Drupal, …). Like you I’m also limiting my client work with the goal of phasing it out 100% this year (only taking very selective projects I really want to work on for some reason) to focus on my own projects and products and I think your right, more will follow suit, our own projects just tend to be more rewarding (in all manners).
+1

Leandro

May 21st, 2010

thanks a lot!,
maybe designers will design more apps and less webs, so like graphic designers are designing more digital and less in paper.

Amber Weinberg

May 21st, 2010

“Well first of all PSD to XHTML/CSS is something that can be now days done by 3 click on the web based applications or by buing some Photoshop plugin. So there is no need.”

This is untrue if you’re looking for real CSS code. Yes, anyone can use Photoshop’s slice n dice crap, but you’ll never get the same kind of clean, semantic and SEO friendly code you can get by going with a good developer. This is exactly why I was able to build my business to be as busy as it is now, and clients pay a pretty hefty sum for good HTML/CSS

Joanna @BOCOCreative

May 21st, 2010

Amber, I agree on the conversion point plus the standards are clearly getting much more attention than in the last few years. Personal projects are huge if you can afford missing out on client work. I’m still not convinced about IE though; we shall see!

Tobias Wright

May 21st, 2010

I think that no matter how fast a developer can learn a new CMS, framework or language, newer better ones will out-pace the capacity to learn it, additionally, technological Darwinism is a factor, so say you if you put everything behind learning .asp, you’d have to have started all over.

Next, there are kids that would put professional developers to shame, maybe not in experience, but enthusiasm and ambition time is on there side.

Coding is a commodity, and coding well is increasingly becoming one. I think the future web developer lives in India, China and Pakistan. and it will be faster and it will be cheaper and quality is on the horizon.

I think the future lies in thinking, problem solving and conceptual processes. I think that the future lies in being able to translate ideas to concrete products with the understanding of what it involves and not necessarily the literal know-how.

Scott Corgan

May 21st, 2010

I knew it! I knew there was an upside to my A.D.D. and my lack of commitment to one technology. I knew knowing more than HTML tables might get me somewhere, HA! Thanks for the post. I agree with most everything you said. If you don’t keep up, you get kicked out. There is room, though, for those that won’t keep up. You know, those guys still developing with tables and in Dreamweaver WYSIWYG. We always need those sites to make the lists “10 worst web designs”.

I know that sounds a bit mean, but c’mon, if you’re not going to try to be the best at what you do, then why do it? Design should never be for the money, always, and ONLY, for the passion. The money is an added benefit.

Helmuts

May 21st, 2010

(without spelling mistakes)

this is one of those topics we can talk forever about and there will always be some interesting thoughts involved.

my main concern (and excitement) about the future of web development is about google wave – the project seems to be so innovative and promising that it will gradually change the whole way of making websites, portals, online shops etc.

the big G definitely can turn this world upside-down and that is in their ($$$) interests.

Jackie Candelas

May 21st, 2010

Great article!!!! Really great points. Thank you!

Sean - SmallPayroll

May 21st, 2010

I’d like to see more designers capable of working with application frameworks like Ruby on Rails. Coding isn’t necessary, but understanding how the design gets used in the application (eg layout + view + partials) would be helpful.

UX skills would go along with that.

Sean

hollsk

May 22nd, 2010

@Tobias Wright

“I think that no matter how fast a developer can learn a new CMS, framework or language, newer better ones will out-pace the capacity to learn it, additionally, technological Darwinism is a factor, so say you if you put everything behind learning .asp, you’d have to have started all over.”

I don’t think that’s true at all. The trick is to broaden your knowledge into several different areas. I currently work as a front-end developer (html / css / javascript) but can handle several other methods, frameworks and languages, including php, java, python, cold fusion, object pascal and C. In fact the more you pick up, the easier you find it to slide in and out of each. You should never put _everything_ behind learning one specific language or framework, but put in enough to gain a working knowledge of it and then expand into something else. Knowledge and experience are things that need to be accumulated over time, and you’ll do yourself no favours by specialising in one narrow area, and you’ll equally do yourself no favours by getting option paralysis where you can’t decide what’s useful and what isn’t. Ultimately it’s all useful. Do you think I ever use object pascal? :D But the very fact that I know it helps.

Your last paragraph seems to suggest that we should all become project managers instead of doing what we love, and maybe that would work for you but for a lot of people (including me) that almost sounds like a prison sentence. Now I have lost my last job to an outsourced company in India but it hasn’t put me off. I now earn twice the amount I used to because I’m working for a company that values my experience and needs high-quality, hands-on developers on site. What I have found is that the donkey work tends to be outsourced because people can carry it out offsite without much management. Complex work tends to be kept under tighter control.

Ultimately I suppose the question is whether you’re going to be willing to take on complex work or if you’ll just give up because you’re convinced there’ll always be somebody cheaper and better than you. I’ve put blood, sweat, and tears into becoming what I am, and for that reason I’m comfortable with my skills and experience. People have always been willing to pay me for that.

Rilwis

May 22nd, 2010

The best thing of future web development is IE 9, which will support many CSS3 features (all CSS3 selectors as Microsoft said). Developers don’t have to think about browsers capability or make a thing work across browsers. That’s the moment when all of us can follow Web Standards easily!

Scott Radcliff

May 22nd, 2010

Nice article Amber, I am especially interested in the portion about technologies and specializing. I personally think that this is were development is headed.

There are currently way too many frameworks to master them all. In order for a web developer to evolve, he/she needs to specialize. I am currently concentrating on CodeIgniter and Ruby on Rails. They are both incredible tools and a pleasure to work with.

Like you mentioned about side projects being fun, the tools that you master should be fun and enjoyable to work with.

Jozsef Deak

May 22nd, 2010

Great article. I’m a CSS/ HTML coder too also a print and web designer and now I started with PHP, Javascript and all this WP stuff too, and I really enjoy it.

Rakesh Menon

May 22nd, 2010

Well thought out article. There’s a constant need to update ourselves in the Web Development field, because here things tend to get outdated before one gets a full grasp over it. Diverse knowledge and the ability to apply it effectively will always remain the need of the hour.

Sumeet Chawla

May 22nd, 2010

I so agree with you.. Specially, the concept of just simple websites is going to go down in the future. More and more application oriented sites will start coming up. Which is kind of good. It will revolve more around core programming concepts than just plain xhtml and css :) And I love Programming! ^_^

Eric Hoffman

May 22nd, 2010

Great article! I’m glad that IE9 will finally be ahead of the game, but for how long? I’m sure Chrome and Firefox will catch up soon.
I also think that PSD to HTML will decrease and the PSD to CMS will increase. In the last few years a couple more CMS systems have popped up, and I’m sure lots more are on their way!

Thanks

Melissa

May 22nd, 2010

While I understand your point about being W3C compliant, I disagree that it’s important to be compliant at all. It can sometimes be difficult to make W3C happy. I feel that if a feature breaks W3C but still functions and works well, there’s no point in fixing whatever is “wrong” just to be “compliant.”

webangel78

May 22nd, 2010

All you say is true.
We have to look forward and to learn more about CMS integration because static HTML sites are already in past.

Louis

May 22nd, 2010

Nice overview of some future possibilities, Amber. Although I don’t agree with all of what you said, you definitely touched on some important topics.

The subject of PSD to XHTML conversion services (and how they have affected the industry) is something that hasn’t really been discussed much, so it was interesting to see your viewpoint on that. Thanks.

camilo lopez

May 22nd, 2010

This article is very interesting, thanks for your words.

jiewmeng

May 22nd, 2010

very useful in planning what technologies should i focus on from now on.

with CSS3 allowing many effects like, drop shadows, gradients etc, to be created “naively” by the browser, i think photoshop may move more to creation of web graphics vs layouts as a whole.

need to know more languages and technology
– i think u don’t have to master the technology. but i think generalization to build a good foundation and then specializing is important in this constantly changing industry
– plus, it will be good be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of each technology. so u can decide what tech to use for what project and even port techniques in one tech to another

Rolando Peralta

May 22nd, 2010

interesting article, Amber. I’m impressed about the PSD-HTML trend. I haven’t realized that, but you’re right about it. I’m not a designer, but I’ve been demanding this kind of services (web development/design) for a couple of years; and yes, (at least) us, in our company, demand WordPress related services.
thanks for bringing that to the table.
cheers,
@RolandoPeralta

unique font

May 23rd, 2010

thank you for sharing my friend.
much appreciated.

Chanel

May 23rd, 2010

Very interesting article Amber. I have been using Joomla for years and finally decided to jump right into WordPress, best decision ever. Joomla is still good and all but WordPress is a whole lot more fun.

steve

May 23rd, 2010

Great Article! How do you learn PHP and Cocoa both at the same time? It’s always been how well can you adapt.

Eyko

May 24th, 2010

I have to agree to all points, I also see that as where web development is definitely going (specially more product work and less client work), but in the end I always ask myself if that is sustainable. Not static and non-progressive sustainable, but if it will ever get to a point where we can’t make a living out of this, or out of “only” this, and we need to broaden our skills to non-web development.

Or maybe a move to more backend work like APIs for our services, or working towards making information readily available and accessible.

Emyr Tabrizi

May 24th, 2010

Its all about apps in my book.

Steve

May 24th, 2010

IE9 is not going to be “ahead of the game”, unfortunately. It’ll still be behind, by Microsoft’s own admissions…

So far, there is no mention or promise of support for Canvas, CSS gradients, CSS transforms, etc…

Without these things, most of the syntactic candy in HTML5/CSS3 is irrelevant… if it doesn’t work in IE, it’s not usable for professional designers, because too big of a population still browses with it.

Nic Rosental

May 24th, 2010

Very interesting an refreshing to read a post about the future of the web that is not strictly technical. I consider myself part of #3 and I hope it’s sustainable in the long term.

Scott Corgan

May 24th, 2010

I’m just really hoping IE has no place in the future of the web…

vinay

May 24th, 2010

wow.. really a great article… very informative

Antonio

May 24th, 2010

There are so many technologies that make web design/development so easy that in the future all you will need to do is attach some wires to your brain from you computer and imagine a new application and it’ll be done. Take WordPress for example, you can know basic PHP and still make robust websites with it. Code Canyon sells code for as low as $2.00, why waste time creating something from scratch? Beats me. I fear that is only the beginning though. Even if non techies can’t build website, future developers will do little to no work to get something done, that today or a few years ago would have taken hours.

Rob Davis

May 24th, 2010

Nice post, I especially like the w3c compliance and IE9 points. IE is not my primary browser but it is the primary browser from a majority of my clients customers (many still support IE6 :-(). As much as developers complain about it, it’s not going anywhere poeple.

Ahmad Alfy

May 24th, 2010

I don’t wanna disappoint you but IE9 wont be that cool …
Alpha transparency is not yet fully supported on IE8 yet!!! Something simple like that is working perfectly on the rest of the browsers ages ago. Microsoft still didn’t get it to work.
They will focus on widgets, addons, usability but not standards, compliance and these kinda important stuff developers care about.

IE is going to die… If IE was a man I would have killed him!

Michael Hubbard

May 25th, 2010

As a PHP developer and webdesigner my company does most work for SMEs, this means small 5-10 page websites, but more and more often we are required to code some custom CMS solutions into these small websites allowing our clients to use their website more interactively. We don’t use WordPress etc., because our clients don’t need this amount if interactivity, so we usually will be programming a job recruitment board, a photo upload admin panel, a customized blog etc., this has become more and more of a trend from simple pure design jobs….

David Wheatley

May 26th, 2010

Very interesting article. I definitely agree that the future demand for PSD to HTML conversions will be replaced by PSD to WordPress (or any other CMS). The SMEs I often design for are now wanting to use WordPress for the simplicity of updating their own content.

wd

May 26th, 2010

Nice article, especially the closing thought about burnout. I think you gave me just the motivation I needed to dump my old site and finally move it to WordPress. I need something new!

Daniel

May 27th, 2010

It will be interesting to see what IE9 has in store.. it could be the last one if it fails.. a man can dream ;)

Avangelist

May 29th, 2010

I think that the future of web development sits in integration.

Although we all need to be very aware of over using API’s, or worse still running applications and sites where there core function relies on a single API which could at any point be discontinued, as a developer it is important to understand and learn the frameworks for top applications/sites.

Things like SugarCRM, Salesforce, Exact, WordPress, Drupal, Google Analytics. They’re where money is for at least the next 12 months. Learn them and be able to plug them into ASP/PHP driven back end systems.

Radiculous

May 31st, 2010

Hi Amber! :) Amazing Article. :) Thank you.

Nichole

June 1st, 2010

Hi Amber, couldn’t agree more! Thanks for sharing your article. I’m starting to find that good old fashioned HTML/CSS is no longer enough and am spending more and more time on PSD to CMS conversions. The downside of this is that I have spent years focusing on clean, light, semantic (valid) code and now I am dealing with bloated CMS code.

James Rivington

June 1st, 2010

“This is untrue if you’re looking for real CSS code. Yes, anyone can use Photoshop’s slice n dice crap, but you’ll never get the same kind of clean, semantic and SEO friendly code you can get by going with a good developer.”

What exactly is real CSS code? Since when does CSS code have anything to do with SEO? What makes the CSS less clean or semantic coming from a plugin instead of from you?

Nichole

June 2nd, 2010

@James Rivington

“What exactly is real CSS code? Since when does CSS code have anything to do with SEO? What makes the CSS less clean or semantic coming from a plugin instead of from you?”

A menu plugin, for example, generally has more div classes and id’s to allow developers more flexibility to style a dynamic menu than a pure CSS menu developed by yourself. Additionally, due to the dynamic nature of the CMS menu, you also have JavaScript, PHP etc rather than just the CSS used in a static menu.

The pure CSS menu is an example of how CSS can assist with SEO. Another example is absolute positioning. You can completely rearrange the visual layout of your website without compromising your semantically correct, SEO-friendly HTML layout.

James Rivington

June 2nd, 2010

@Nichole

Thanks for a sensible response.

Tom

June 5th, 2010

I don’t think is gonna get low demand of Front End slicing. I’m front end, and every day there is more and more work. The point is the new work is requiring some usability and scalability concepts. That’s a good point, taking development to interaction design.
We need to care about the user persona who will visit the site we are programming the layout.

Azterik

June 8th, 2010

Interesting predictions. I’ve noticed the development shift to original apps as well. I’m going to personally reserve judgement on whether or not IE is ever going to be cool. I’ll believe it when I see it, I’ve been disappointed by that particular browser before.

pageboy22

June 10th, 2010

what we do on the web changes every day – this statement encapsulates it all I guess. Most of the developments over the internet these days has becoming so fast that not many people can cope up with. The best way is to keep track of the latest and movw at your own pace in learning what is important and useful for you. In that way, you not only get updated each time something new pops out , you also get to learn them in a manner that is most effective for you. A manner that let’s you learn the program effectively so you can apply it effectively as well rather than trying to absord everything new which makes you an expert of nothing.

Peter Drinnan

June 23rd, 2010

Ordinary web site development is pretty much reduced to building Joomla or WordPress themes, which is not a great way to make a living anyway with all the template chop shops operating out of India nowadays.

Small organizations migrating their desktop systems to the web are now driving web development as far as small web shops are concerned. Even companies like Accent(ort)ure are starting to use a lot of the same tools us small web shop guys use.

Small organizations that cannot justify the cost of setting up and retraining staff to use proprietary systems like MS Sharepoint are now looking to use their own websites to automate processes they already have in place but based on desktop systems (PDF, Excel and Access mostly). They also tent to be run by CEOs wary of becoming software license slaves.

Tools like jQuery for the client side and MVC frameworks like CodeIgniter for the server side allow developers to quickly built scalable applications that are based on solid standards. It is a paradigm shift that large corporations like Microsoft simply cannot comprehend.

Over the last 4 years, I have been doing less web sites and more web applications based on jQuery and MVC frameworks for organizations with less than 100 employees. This is a growing market and I think the methods we (as in ALL of us) develop will eventually be adopted by larger organizations as well.

Julie Maxwell

June 26th, 2010

AS a designer myself, I agree with the wordpress development is upand coming if not here. I am starting to learn how to do the wordpress themes / design for client use.
is there going to be an IE for the mac again?

Thank you for your tips and more info to look at.

Gregor McKelvie

July 25th, 2010

Completely agree with the personal projects. Even if you do work full time (rather than as a freelancer). I vote for 4 day working weeks, flexible hours and personal projects for the best way to keep learning.

abs

July 30th, 2010

You are correct that most of the developers are looking in there own projects , Now days CMS has provided opportunity to convert idea into reality without a big workforce.

Anonymous

August 7th, 2010

This article had nothing to do with the future of web development unless you were thinking of the future as in tomorrow or the day after.

I assure you that the future of web development has nothing to do with PHP, wordpress xhtml or css.

Anonymous

August 27th, 2010

I liked how the previous Anonymous poster criticized the article in its entirety, injected his/her snub-nose phrasing of “I assure you” and then proceeded to to tell us absolutely nothing of his/her predictions. Pointless.

As far as the article in concerned, I’m new to the world of web design/development, so I appreciated the article and the comments and will take them all into consideration. Thanks again.

timburner

September 20th, 2010

Hey I had completed my education in IT a four year Bachelor’s degree. After that my big mistake that I have not been attached to IT for 8 years instead to Call Center industry. For God sake will someone give me an idea which field I need to select at this age. I am 30. Should I switch my field and go to Fashion Designing or should I do AutoCad. Please give any idea any clue. It will be highly appreciative.

timburner

September 21st, 2010

Is it ok to start career as a web developer, at age 30 please suggest.

Jacob Gube

September 21st, 2010

@timburner: Of course. You already have the background in tech, AutoCad will be more related than Fashion Designing. I think, though, this is a personal decision. What are you interested in? I know you probably here this a lot, but if you follow your passion, the rest (financials, happiness, etc.) will work itself out. That’s what I did, and I’ve done pretty OK.

anne ihmated

October 18th, 2010

Amber you ROCK!
I am now focusing only on animated gifs. I really think they are going to make a huge come-back. My next site will strictly use animated gifs for everything.

anne ihmated

October 18th, 2010

To Tim Burner above:

Animated Gifs. Check it out. Big money. Dolla dolla bill yall! Animated Gifs in da hizouse!!! Word up!!! Slap dat gif! WooohoooO!!!!!!

LG

January 7th, 2011

Amber, great article!! I am extremely new to all this and justifies why I went back to school and eager for my career change. It really helps validate why I want to do web design but focus on the coding aspect.

Alex Fisherr

June 3rd, 2011

Thanks for sharing the info. Its much appreciated and helpful.

amol

September 7th, 2011

Its really a great article. I am also XHTML/CSS developer and started the carrier just 1 year before. During these days I am always thinking about new technologies. But don’t know where to go. Now I am looking towards Joomla and WordPress. Can you help me which framework is better for development…? Or there have a new thing that I should have to look for a better future..?

NH

September 18th, 2011

Please consider the fact that “Web is not The Internet”, Web development doesn’t have future because Web depends on “Web Browsers”.

Future is about connecting machines not web pages!

NH

Asghar Ali

September 2nd, 2012

Thanx for posting this informative article. How long it will take to learn wordpress?

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