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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

Web Monkeys?

I saw this on slashdot the other day

It's more than 10 years since people started making a living writing web page markup, yet the job title (and role) has yet to settle down. Not only that, but there are different types of people who write markup: those that approach the craft as essentially an integration task, and those that see it as part of UI design overall. The situation is further complicated by the existence of other roles in the workplace such as graphic designer and information architect. This is making recruitment for this role a real headache. So, how do you describe people who 'do HTML' (and CSS and maybe a bit of JavaScript and graphics manipulation)? Some job titles I've seen include: Design Technologist, Web Developer, Front-end Developer, HTML/CSS Developer, Client-side Developer and UI Engineer. Do you have any favourite job titles for this role?



So what do you call someone who does this? I always called them web developers simply because about ten (eleven? twelve?) years ago was when I first started this website and I didn't have a title (well I wasn't getting paid either). I called myself a geek, a web-enthusiast and a webmaster (since I mastered my own website I guess). But what do you call it when you do it for other people and you don't dabble in .NET or PHP, when you do old school HTML?
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