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I've found new hirings are rarely being made by people in the field (coders) is mostly done by human resources personel. I rarely (never?) hear people talking about UX, interface design, testing, traffic, content, strategy... instead they replaced Wordpress by all of that "but you talk PHP + some-weird-framework?"
It doesn't matter if you can build a solid website, content, traffic, etc, people and specially companies want to hear you talk Angular, React, Ruby, Sass, Django, Kendo, Laravel, Symfony, Yii, etc.
Their home page weights 23mb. Another quick to die project
I believe being a webmaster is still wonderful
FrantifFish: Glad I didn't have a mouthful of coffee when I read thatAfter some of us left, it's been fun to visit the "projects" from time to time to see what surprise awaits, and IF there is still something there. Lots of money is wasted there, is not the only place it happens.
I agree. I do very little client work now, but I've always got best results for people when I can control the code and the content.
The only time I worked in an IT department writing code for a national company, I didn't do well. I'm too much of a perfectionist and spend too much time on detail. Mediocrity is difficult for me so I couldn't get the work done fast enough, never satisfied with the final work.Matches my current experience. I'm getting increasingly tired of working with clients, why? they often have unrealistic expectations. Sometimes it's realistic but the deadlines are not, like #1 on X in 3 weeks... ok!
I do much better working alone and even better if it's my web property. I'm finding I don't really like working on someone else's pages anymore.
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I'm not into that, clients wanting to clone other people projects.Then show them something better.
As for showing them something better... is tricky to me to explain. I've had clients saying "yes! that's what I want!" while looking at some of my websites. Then say "and I want it in pink, I have no pictures and I will write my own content", well it's difficult to educate a client. Sometimes it's about saying "this can only be done if you agree on following the cooking recipes.
Is it more difficult to be a webmaster, or is it more difficult to get through the noise of "webmastering"?
joined:Apr 25, 2002
companies want to hear you talk Angular, React, Ruby, Sass, Django, Kendo, Laravel, Symfony, Yii, etc.
WP is not bad but lost the crown on being an universal magic solution
I've found new hirings are rarely being made by people in the field (coders)
PHP + some-weird-framework?
Tangor: Is it more difficult to be a webmaster, or is it more difficult to get through the noise of "webmastering"?
Keplyr: It has become imperative for today's webmaster to be innovative to stay relevant.Absolutely agree. I've seen cases (and I'm one of them) were some tools were built for specific work, and that's ok. The portal and websites work amazingly web, then bringing AMP would be easier, ok, same with other stuff. Problem? those webmasters are working on hebrew or latin, considered dead stuff (it's not, it's just something different), so your experience might not be interesting to a company hiring you. I mean, some very good CMS and portals have been built for specific purposes and do great, but that doesn't exactly help to get into some company.