The survery for people who make websites

As they did last year, the popular A List Apart publishes a survey for people who make websites. "Calling all designers, developers, information architects, project managers, writers, editors, marketers, and everyone else who makes websites. It is time once again to pool our information so as to begin sketching a true picture of the way our profession is practiced worldwide."

"Remove the web, and billions in trade disappear. Websites enable people who can’t walk to run to the store. They bring knowledge and freedom of thought to places where such things are scarce; make every person with a connection a citizen of the world; and allow every citizen to be heard. 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's survey drove close to 33,000 web professionals to answer some 37 questions providing the first data ever collected on the business of web design and development as practiced in the U.S. and worldwide. The result of this survey was made public, showing some interesting data such as the repartition in age, salary, job titles, education, skills... of those of us who "make websites".

"The responses to last year’s survey began teaching the world about the previously invisible profession powering its information economy. The responses also taught us what we did wrong in constructing the survey."

Now is your chance to be part of the 2008 survey. "This year’s survey corrects many of last year’s mistakes, with more detailed and numerous questions for freelance contractors and owners of (or partners in) small web businesses."

"As we did last year, we will analyze this year’s data and publish the results for all to see in an upcoming issue of A List Apart. We will also, as we did last year, provide an "anonymized" version of the raw data, so that the highly motivated among you can do your own number crunching."

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