Are Web Designers on Their Way Out?

With the advent of more and more self-hosted platforms that make it very easy for people to build their own websites, are there going to be any jobs left for us web designers? Take a look at this Google trends graph which show the interest in web design over the last 10 years. Definitely a decline going on there.

However, I am hopeful that there will always be a need for web designers because at the end of the day, people want more and more out of their websites. And however clever these self hosted platforms are, us web designers can stay one step ahead by keeping up with current trends and always making sure we are practicing our creativity.

I mean for example, how many of the general public do you think could create a site that looks like this:

Tucson Web And Design -  Programming Online Game

At the end of the day there will always be a need for good web design. So don’t lose hope (as I did recently). Stick with what you love and keep striving to get better.


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