Anyone codes xhtml/css for a living?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by benneh, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. benneh macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2006
    And I mean that's all you do. Just typing out the same crap over and over again.

    My studio at work is quite small:
    1 project manager (boss)
    1 art director
    1 technical person (me)

    So the boss briefs the project to the art director, who creates all the mock ups alone. Then the job is passed on to me for 'cutting' into clickable codes, and sometimes splice some php codes.
    I come from a Multimedia degree a year ago, and I expressed interest in doing visual design work.
    With 3 project going on at once, that leaves me hardly anytime to open photoshop (except to get hex codes) and do some visuals.

    I'm somewhat very competent in front end coding now, just wondering if companies actually hire someone particularly just for that skill? Or is it time that I should move on?
  2. angelneo macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2004
    I myself is coding enterprise web applications constantly which require at minimal a php/js/xhtml combination and I do flash applications as well in which I am quite proficient at actionscript. I still have friends in ad agencies who did nothing but coding websites. I don't think what you are doing is outdated but you can improve your marketability by focusing more on backend stuff (if you are technically inclined). Otherwise if you are leaning more towards multimedia and design, try incorporating your programming skills into your design.
  3. benneh thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2006
    Thanks angelneo.
    I guess knowing to code websites 'properly' is advantageous even for a visual designer, especially when coming to making a website search engine optimized. Suppose I can do some visuals in my spare time...
  4. jsm4182 macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2006
    Beacon, NY
    The Associates degree program I'm in deals only with xhtml, css, and a minimal amount of javascript, so if I were to leave school with just my Associates degree that is the situation I would be in. I plan I staying to get my Bachelors degree in Web Management and E-commerce which is all the back end coding.
  5. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2004
    I know a few people who do it for a living. I personally do not. I do use them sometimes and outsource certain projects. It can take me up to 8 hours to properly CSS and XHTML a site, so sometimes I find it more advantageous and profitable to let someone else do it.

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