I'm considering a career change into web development and I'm hoping AskMe can help me sort through the abundance of relevant information and get a sense of what reasonable expectations might be. To put it succinctly, I'd like to make about $75-80k a year so that I can support my parents while still being able to save money for my own future. Is it probable for a self-taught developer to earn a salary in this range? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 12, 2014 -
I'm about to get a job offer from a small, but reasonably successful, Drupal development firm. It sounds like they may offer me the title of "Senior Developer." In most corners of the software industry, as I understand it, Senior Developer is a good title that implies you're an established professional with 5+ years of experience; 3 years at a bare minimum. The thing is, I actually only have a couple years of part time experience (though with a pretty well known site) and don't have a software related degree. Will future employers interpret "senior developer" the usual way--making this a really nice resume item? Or is the definition looser in the content site development field?
posted by anonymous
on Jun 19, 2013 -
My job is being reclassified, and I was asked to suggest a new job title. [more inside]
posted by COBRA!
on Jun 3, 2013 -
My small team is hiring a developer and a designer to build a website. What is the best way for us to communicate the features that the website needs to have? It is a medium-complexity website - more than a blog, less than Facebook. [more inside]
posted by inatizzy
on May 31, 2013 -
I'm a newbie web developer and I've been working my first real coding job for about a month. Help me make sure I am covering my ass and getting compensated fairly. [more inside]
posted by victory_laser
on Mar 7, 2013 -
My background is in Web Development, but I just took a "User Interface" Developer position. What are some good resources to help me move from the world of code to the world UI? [more inside]
posted by brenton
on Mar 27, 2012 -
I've been working as an IT Guy and part-time web development guru on and off for close to 8 years. I'm looking to take the plunge, and become a full-time web developer, but have virtually nothing in my "portfolio" from those 8 years to show for it. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 3, 2011 -
Help me contract somebody to design a personal academic/faculty candidate website. [more inside]
posted by onalark
on Sep 24, 2011 -
My coworker (and friend) just got an amazing new job, I'd like to get him a small gift... but what? [more inside]
posted by RubyDoom
on May 25, 2011 -
Advice for someone wanting to get into freelance web design? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by kraigory
on Mar 4, 2011 -
Always desiring to experience living in Japan, I moved in the country from Canada almost a year ago on a working holiday visa, which will expire next month. My life here is stable so far, including a job at a company willing to sponsor me for a work visa. I want to live in Japan for a longer period, but the problem is I don't seem to meet the requirements for a visa. I am aware that getting married is the easiest way, but unfortunately, I do not have that possibility.
Is there anything I can do to stay and work in Japan longer? [more inside]
posted by remi
on Sep 15, 2010 -
Web designer-person looking for a new computer by the end of next week (definitely Windows 7, probably 64bit, probably on a laptop). I want a machine that should serve me well as my home office mainstay for the next 5 years, I want to pay as little as reasonably possible, and I have to get this done before the end of next week. My big question:
how do I get the best bang for the buck when it comes to choosing the kind of chip, RAM, hard drive speed, dedicated video memory, and any other factors I've failed to list? [more inside]
posted by maudlin
on Apr 21, 2010 -
What are the must-have certifications for a web developer working in higher education? [more inside]
posted by fvox13
on Sep 8, 2008 -
I've the office web geek, a real one-man band, with 8 years of experience. It's time to change jobs, but the web employment world is more specialized than ever. What jobs should I be applying for? [more inside]
posted by dw
on Aug 19, 2007 -
How do I find the web developer/programmer of my dreams? And in the process, how do I not get my ideas stolen? [more inside]
posted by creative
on May 23, 2007 -
Can anyone suggest a good place to post a computer programmer/web developer job vacancy within the UK?
posted by adrianhon
on Dec 7, 2004 -
My employer has given me the ability to take one business trip this year, to the convention of my choice, for knowledge gathering etc... I'm a web designer / developer. What conventions should I be looking at? I know about seybold / macworld, but I was looking for something more web-specific. Any suggestions?
posted by quibx
on May 4, 2004 -
Some people at my work are asking for "web development" training. We are a nonprofit that gives away computers, and a part of their job is to understand basic software capabilities, to tell grantees about it. (The grantees are schools and non-profits.) The people I work with are not trainers, they just need to be more informed than the basic user. If you were going to teach web development basics to an audience of former junior high teachers and fundraisers, where would you start?
posted by pomegranate
on Jan 14, 2004 -
I'm a small-time, part-time web developer that typically does point-of-contact sites for very small businesses thrilled to have a web presence. I've never done e-commerce, but now have a client who's got the need.
What sort of inexpensive shopping cart do you recommend? Any advice? [More inside.
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posted by jmevius
on Jan 5, 2004 -