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silverglade
04-28-2009, 11:30 AM
i probably should have asked this 6 months ago when i started learning, but i was wondering if anyone knows if the layoff rate for web designers is any more than the average job. any advice greatly appreciated. thank you. derek

davidj
04-28-2009, 06:25 PM
Depends on your definition of a web designer

If you have some server side programming skills then there is still a demand. If your skills amount to HTML, CSS then there are a lot more people to pick from the pot and therefore it gets harder to find work.

IMHO if your not a design GURU then you need some additional spells in your book of magic. HTML and CSS just don't cut the mustard any more. Too many people can code using these technologies. You need a specialist subject to compliment those basic skills. ASP, .NET, PHP or even CMS skills are in demand

example of jobs available from today in UK using keywords: Drupal, PHP

http://www.jobserve.co.uk/JobListing.aspx?shid=F76F1FC1C309256D

Gives you an idea of salaries as well.

silverglade
04-28-2009, 09:49 PM
great thanks very much.:-D

domedia
04-28-2009, 10:12 PM
If you're in a larger company you'll find more specialization. There's jobs out there that are just HTML/CSS, and there are job out there that are just PHP. If you're going to smaller teams, you have to more of a jack of all trades.
What kind of job are you looking for?

silverglade
04-28-2009, 10:50 PM
thanks, im looking to just master photoshop, css/html to do web pages. i dont have time to learn javascript or php. i need to get a job in the industry maybe within the next year or year and a half depending on how fast i learn, because i hate my current job and it pays very low. so i was hoping this specialization of skills was enough to get a job. derek

DWcourse
04-29-2009, 04:08 AM
Your going to have trouble getting a job based upon just Photoshop and CSS/HTML unless you're an incredible designer. Even if you just do page design and hand off the coding to someone else you need a bit of knowledge of things like javascript, php, etc. so you can know when the coder is being honest when he tells you, "That can't be done."

Corrosive
04-29-2009, 07:07 AM
You might be better off freelancing and selling web pages to local businesses and individuals to supplement your income.

domedia
04-29-2009, 07:41 AM
thanks, im looking to just master photoshop, css/html to do web pages. i dont have time to learn javascript or php. i need to get a job in the industry maybe within the next year or year and a half depending on how fast i learn I think at best you might be looking at an internship where you can watch and learn from others. You have no professional experience, you're actually still learning this so I would make sure you don't aim too high. Even some people graduating now has a hard time finding a job in this field.

silverglade
04-29-2009, 03:31 PM
thanks im going to start a new post on working from home, i think i already did that once but i cant find the thread.

domedia
04-30-2009, 02:55 PM
thanks im going to start a new post on working from home, i think i already did that once but i cant find the thread.
Look here:
http://www.dreamweaverclub.com/forum/search.php?searchid=63228

silverglade
04-30-2009, 05:47 PM
that link comes up dead for me.

domedia
04-30-2009, 06:10 PM
Just go into your profile page and click 'Find all threads started by silverglade'

silverglade
04-30-2009, 06:20 PM
i did that but couldnt find the thread, i might not have posted it here might have been some other forum. but thanks for suggesting that. you da man domedia!:mrgreen: im so happy i spent HOURS this morning trying to figure out why my photoshop layers were all changing when i added ONE drop shadow to ONE layer. and the reason was,... after HOURS of trying...bum bum dum!!!! GLOBAL LIGHT!!! that was the problem, i was using global light. teaching yourself is HARD AS HELL but the reward when you finally figure it out both stays in your mind, and feels great. :mrgreen: thanks. derek.

here is an awesome photoshop and other tutorial site you may find useful maybe. it has thousands of tutorials
.http://www.rnel.net (http://www.rnel.net/)



ps. do you know how to get a gradient shape above another shape to "cut" that shape into another piece? any help greatly appreciated. derek