A List Apart is calling all designers, developers, information architects, project managers, writers, editors, marketers, and everyone else who makes websites to pool their information to sketch a true picture of the way our profession is practiced worldwide.
The web has arguably been the biggest revolution of this generation, turning any person into a journalist and exposing the masses to whatever information they’re looking for – with a variety of standpoints, opinions, and biases – not just the run-of-the mill from the mass media. Yet nobody bothered to conduct a serious inquiry into the working conditions of people who make websites until A List Apart launched its first survey in 2007.
Last year nearly 33,000 of us took the survey, enabling A List Apart to begin figuring out what kinds of job titles, salaries, and work situations are common in our field.
The responses to last year’s survey began teaching the world about the previously invisible profession powering its information economy.