have sort of “poll” question
what do you picture and how do you see a person when someone says “he is doing front end” and vice versa ;]
what do you think?
I know it is good to have a basic understading of all fields
but I believe that man should specialise into certain area to excel in it
for me as I see it is like this:
FRONT END guy knows
BACK END guy is more like
It really depends on the situation though. I’m the sole website guy in my company, so whilst I specialise in design and front-end, I’ve had to learn how to work with backend code too, like PHP.
Although, when talking to non-web people it’s always best not to use these terms…
I asked purely out of curiosity
I was looking for a job in my country (Europe, Czech Republic) and some companies are obviously searching for types like “all in one hat”
which seems to me kinda useless because then such person can’t REALLY be good at something in particular
The problem is whilst we know the difference, most employers don’t.
I’m personally sick of seeing adverts that have this long list of requirements, says you have to be “proficient” in all of them, yet really they need two separate people.
All you can do is specialize in one area, and be knowledgeable of the other. Then apply anyway, and at your interview perhaps you can then explain it to them.
A lot of employers need a website, but don’t know what their staff need to know to make it. So they just copy the “requirements” off another job, without realising that they’re actually asking someone to be able to do two different jobs.
I think though, that those who literally just design, and don’t code the front end, will need to change their ways. Just designing the site on Photoshop is never going to be enough for so many employers. Why would they employ you over someone who can also code it? So you have to really be a proper front end developer to get anywhere these days, even then it’s difficult because they expect you to do backend stuff too.
I love and I am darn good at coding [skilled in CSS, HTML, JS]
that is what I do best and really like
I am good at Photoshop, able to prep design to show for client
capable of adjusting graphics for what I need in webs
but I have Photoshop as something extra not main area
then you go to company and HR person tells you stuff like:
“sry, you are mere ‘HMTL CODER’ we can give you max $1.000 / month”
sorry but that ain’t much for skilled person
Don’t be too worried about wages right now. If you’re young, like me, you just won’t get much these days full stop, what’s important is experience. I’m massively underpaid, probably by about £7000 a year, but I’m just concentrating on the experience that I’m gaining which will warrant the larger salary.
well I don’t consider myself the youngest being 26 y.o. :]
the problem is as I see it I started late
went through couple of IT companies, IBM is the current one
only to find out that what I did
1st as a hobby
2nd and later as part time job as freelancer for money for companies
is what I do and know best
I have £6.852 / year right know … steady salary every freaking month £572 only :/
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