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    Will Web Designers become obselete?

    Do you think web-building sites will eventually replace web designers?

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    Re: Will Web Designers become obselete?

    Nah someone has to maintain the web-site, or some kind of customization for the site they want.
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    Re: Will Web Designers become obselete?

    as someone who makes his own web pages in a text editor, don't like thoes site builders, they always seem lacking; i want full control of my pages
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    Re: Will Web Designers become obselete?

    Quote Originally Posted by pqwoerituytrueiwoq View Post
    as someone who makes his own web pages in a text editor, don't like thoes site builders, they always seem lacking; i want full control of my pages
    I agree. They do seem too generic, as though they're trying to appeal to a relatively limited, pre-set audience. More fun to design one's own anyway.
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    Re: Will Web Designers become obselete?

    I think the notion of web page will change over time. It's already happening with apps on mobile phones. I'm not sure what will replace the web page. If you look at music/video we went through several technologies of content delivery until physical media was replaced by streaming to an app. Magazines are going that way as well. Many companies are using social networks to connect with customers--not needing a corporate web page--but using facebook, twitter, etc.

    With the growth of cloud services and content management systems, the notion of designing a web page already seems outdated.
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    Re: Will Web Designers become obselete?

    Yes and no. Web designers as we know it will become obsolete, replaced by Java-script Ninjas building interactive single page applications that run in your browser.

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    Re: Will Web Designers become obselete?

    People working with coding and/or design skills in the context of some kind of server shoving some kind of content out into the ether for some kind of device to access/interpret will likely exist for some time.

    For anything more specific than that, please consult The Essential Prophecies and Horoscopes of Nostrodamus, Vol. I-IV

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    Re: Will Web Designers become obselete?

    There have been WYSIWYG web page builders available for almost two decades, and the job market for web developers is still strong.

    Greater use of pre-built templates may mean less front end work in the future, but the market for back end developers should continue to grow due to the increased polish and functionality expected on modern web pages. Also, no matter how good the site builders get, there will always be clients who want to differentiate themselves by having a custom built site.

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    Re: Will Web Designers become obselete?

    WYSIWYG web editors make my eyes bleed. I remember using them back when Frontpage was around and now most hosting companies have some sort of template system, but they usually turn the code into garbage.
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    Re: Will Web Designers become obselete?

    Quote Originally Posted by iamkuriouspurpleoranj View Post
    For anything more specific than that, please consult The Essential Prophecies and Horoscopes of Nostrodamus, Vol. I-IV

    PS. You will meet a tall dark handsome stranger or amiable blonde with self-esteem issues. You will come into some money. You will be arrested for performing a lewd act. The act in question will be Romeo and Juliet Act I, which was quite racy for its day. In fact, it was considered so racy that no children under the age of 18 were allowed into the Globe theatre to see it unless they were accompanied by a wise-woman. Wise-men were also initially considered by the Privy Council but were ultimately deemed to be in too short supply, then as now.
    lol, good one

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