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Findings from the Web Design Survey, 2009

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The findings are in from the survey for people who make websites. Once again, we have crunched the data this way and that, figured out what the numbers were telling us, and assembled the sliced and diced data-bytes into nifty charts and graphs for your edification and pleasure.

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As in years past, what emerges is the first true picture of the profession of web design as it is practiced by men and women of all ages, across all continents, in corporations, agencies, non-profits, and freelance configurations.

The world knows that the web has changed everything. It is disrupting assumptions and turning art, politics, business, and publishing on their heads every second of every day, in ways we cannot yet see, and at speeds that defy our ability to understand and Google’s power to index it all.

But the world has not yet paid attention to the web designers, developers, project managers, information architects, writers, editors, marketers, educators, and other professionals who make the web what it is. That’s where you and we come in, and it’s what each year’s survey results are all about.

As always, readers wishing to perform additional analyses may do so via anonymized raw data files provided at the end of the findings.

Our thanks to everyone who participated in the 2009 survey, to the people who waited so patiently and with such good humor for the results, to all who will dig more deeply to find their own results, and to everyone who cares profoundly about the field and its advancement.

The 2010 survey will be offered in our very next issue. We encourage you to participate and tell your friends and colleagues—and we promise to compile the 2010 results faster than we were able to produce the 2009 stuff.

And now, with no further ado, please enjoy the findings.

View the 2009 Survey Findings

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