2011 web design survey opens

A List Apart is again running its annual web design survey, asking those in the industry to spare a few minutes and answer some questions about their education, skills, happiness and abilities. We spoke to A List Apart founder Jeffrey Zeldman about the thinking behind the survey and what A List Apart hopes or expects to see from this year's results.

Zeldman told us the world is almost unrecognisably different from 20 years ago, largely due to the internet. "People who make websites are behind it all, disrupting old businesses, creating new industries and new jobs when everything else is crumbling, and teaching ordinary human beings new ways of doing everything, from sharing family photos to overthrowing dictatorships," he said. "Web professionals – magical people with strange new skills that never existed in the world before – create this constantly shifting, profoundly robust platform that enthrals and delights. You'd think in the 20 years we've been doing it, somebody would have put together at least some basic data on web workers. But no. It's up to us, the workers of the web, to build our own data about ourselves, just like it was up to us to learn HTML, and figure out everything else about this amazing interactive medium on our own."

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