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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the job outlook for web developers/designers from 2012 to 2022 is 20 percent, which is faster than average. Although it is disappointing that they couldn't make the distinction between web design and web development, their findings are really encouraging for anyone looking to get into the web design field.
Code snippets are a thing of beauty. They are quite simply a reusable block of code that you can drop into your own code wherever and whenever you need it. These tidbits of code are often shared among programmers, and web designers, in order to help one another save time when it comes to solving common problems.
Nowadays it is expected that every business have a website, there is absolutely no getting around it. Yet building a website isn't like it was in the early days of the Internet. Its no longer good enough to have a presence on the web, it has to be well designed, it has to work on a variety of screen sizes and it has to be both useful and usable to the site's visitors.
There is nothing new about responsive design; it has been around since 2010 when Ethan Marcotte coined the term for an article in A List Apart. But there is no doubt that in a little over three years it has completely changed the way web designer's work.
Ever since the Web first came onto the scene businesses have graduated realizing the potential that having an Internet presence offers to their organization to the necessity of being on the web. Although it has become much easier to build robust websites with the advent of Content Management Systems, but as users soon found out that getting everything you want out of a CMS might require quite a bit of technical knowledge.
The right theme could mean everything for your new or existing WordPress site. The theme, among other things, helps to create the foundation of a quality blog; one that people want to read and trust that the content is providing them with the best information on a particular topic.
There isn't a web professional out there who isn't familiar on some level with WordPress. It may be that you are a skilled WordPress developer; and it may be that you only know that it is an extremely popular blogging application. But this isn't about what you can do with WordPress. It's about what you shouldn't do with it.