The ALA 2010 Web Design Survey

by ALA Staff

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  1. Survey closed?
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  2. My bad… After looking further, it looks like it’s still reading last years survey. I think I must have jumped in to quickly. ;)
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  3. Even if its reading last year’s survey… not working
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  4. Just to verify the above, it’s definitely closed and not working correctly. It’s coming up with a “survey closed” message that you may not be getting if you’re logged in as admin for the survey.
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  5. Many, many apologies—I failed to make the survey public before the article was published.  The fault is mine and I’m very sorry for any inconvenience.  It’s public now and collecting data so please do give it another go!
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  6. bq. Has your geographical location slowed the progress of your career,
    *or* made earning a living more difficult than it should be? How should I answer the OR-question? The pattern of the question is like “A or not(A)”. So, when I answer “Yes” - does it mean yes for “A” or for “not(A)”?
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  7. Is there a statement somewhere of who, exactly, you want to take this survey? I am a web application developer, not a designer—should I take it, or will I throw off your stats?
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  8. Scriptin: that question doesn’t seem ambiguous to me; having more difficulty earning a living, or having a slower career progress aren’t mutually exclusive (on the contrary).
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  9. Wow.. that was pretty comprehensive and actually had me wonder where the data was going while I took it.  I can’t wait to see the results!  Our business is growing weekly which is pretty darn exciting! If you are a dev, a designer, producer or just passionate about web design, come check us out.  We need more talent! Hans
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  10. Great research. I’ll pass on to my colleagues.
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  11. We want to hear from designers, developers, IAs, content strategists, writers, editors—everyone who makes websites, web applications, etc.
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  12. In question #20 (“What kind of work did you do before getting involved in the web?”), the choice of answers makes it seem like if one didn’t come from an IT/Web background, then one’s background is necessarily “non-technical” (specially since there is no “other” option). The work that I did was that of a scientific researcher at a biotech company, which is HIGHLY technical. I worked with all kinds of complex equipment and specialized software (even did some coding) on a daily basis. So none of the answers apply to me (I didn’t come from a IT background, design/advertising/art, OR non-technical). Perhaps “non-web/IT” would be a better option than “non-technical.”
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  13. Wendel indicated me :)
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  14. Just filled it in. I’d be fascinated to see all members of a digital agency fill in the skills bit of that survey.  My suspicion is that web design and development has a big crossover, whereas most Social Media Experts and SEO Experts seem to have very few web-based skills.
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  15. Thanks for collecting and sharing the data from this survey. I was recently asked to prepare a title and salary comparison report for US Web related positions. The data for that subset from the 2009 Survey was comprehensive and easy to work with. Thanks.
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  16. I enjoyed it and found it useful fo web desingers
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  17. Great research. I’ll pass on to my colleagues.
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