Findings from the Survey, 2011

by ALA Staff

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  1. The links to the raw data files for geographic regions, countries, and postcodes, other gender replies, other race/ethnicity replies, and other job title replies appear to be broken.
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  2. Thank you for the note, Maurice! We’re slapping our collective foreheads over here.

    We’ve fixed the links so they download real, live data files now. Thanks again for noticing.
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  3. Thanks for informing us about it.Thanks a lot.
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  4. Can I just point out that in Europe, ‘White / Caucasian’ *is* ‘Indigenous / Native’.
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  5. thank you for your valuable news. you can more Deeply Discuss.
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  6. Love the survey. It inspired me to go fire up my Analytics and see what it’s been collecting for the last six months! Thanks.
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  7. The survey was wonderful!  It pointed out some discerned beliefs, and shed light into areas where improvement is needed to up the industry.  I luv analytics, and your findings show what insight can provide.  Thanks!
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  8. Why is the survey from 2011 when it’s almost 2013?  Is there 2012 data or whats the lag time for?
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  9. I have been watching the stats since the first web survey.  I find it interesting that the years freelancing and years at current job have remained similar from year to year.  Conclusion, most designers will have a customer relationship on average of three years.  What this means is that the industry is constantly changing and customer loyalty is a greater challenge than most other industries.  I have noticed here in Northwest, Ohio this is a pretty accurate conclusion in that most of the clients I see tend to change their designers every three years or less.  I’ve also noticed that our local community will have a new design company every three years and then the designers move the company out of the area.  This constant change of loyalty among the designers is creating an industry with high rates of turn over and no long term stability.
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  10. The most exciting in the study form is educational background specially The majority of the surveyed were “College diploma, associate’s, bachelor’s, or equivalent degree” Although it is not essential that the standard be the owner of a certain level of education to manage a site .I think its writing skills and delivery the idea to the visitors is the most important of any successful website owner .
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  11. I have designed statistical surveys for public health, where ethnicity and race are highly relevant. I smiled at Ruth’s comment, that in Europe, white/ Caucasian IS indigenous/ native. I’ll need to remember that for sample populations beyond North and South America! These 2011 survey results where referenced in a March 2014 article I just read, Demeaning titles: Ninja, Rockstar or Jedi .  Does A List Apart have an update of the People Who Make Websites survey? If so, when might it be released?
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