The Web Design Survey


The results from The Web Design Survey 2007 have been translated and it makes for some very interesting reading.

Here are some things that have surprised me.

I always thought it was a young mans game. Young man being male/female 18-25 years old. Looks like there is a few years left in this old dog.
Maybe this is based on me being in the West Midlands, UK but 1 in 5 of my peers isn’t female.
Geographic region
There was 20% answered from the EU (except the UK) and 11.2% from the UK. There seemed to be a high percentage of people who answered from the UK compared to the EU, maybe this was a language issue.
Type of organisation
I was surprised to see about a quarter of people are either self-employed or freelance, that seems quite high for any industry
Years at current job
Looks like people move around often, I’m in the 3.6%

8 Random Things


I’ve been tagged more than once so I think I should bore you with my eight random things, but before I do here are the rules:

The Rules

  • You have to post these rules before giving your facts.
  • Players state eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  • At the end of the blog post, you tag eight people and list their names. (Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.)
  • People who are tagged need to write about their eight things on their own blog and also post these rules.

With that over and done with, here goes…

  1. When I was 8 I left my SuperTed teddy at The Natural History Museum and cried all the way home when my friends Dad said we couldn’t go back to get him, I think I left him with the Neanderthals. I’m not sure I’ve ever totally got over this.
  2. I have a trophy for coming first in a BMX race as a member of Wordsley BMX Club, however there was only me racing in my class.
  3. I hate spammers and think I should build a web app so people can muddy their data/contact form with incorrect contact details.
  4. I have scored a goal from the half-way line while playing for my school against Wolverhampton Grammar School, something even Pelé didn’t manage I might add, though the level of opposition may have been a factor.
  5. I have no patience for DIY especially flat pack furniture, it has got so bad that the family go out when I have something to build and don’t come back till it’s done, go figure.
  6. My Granddad designed the wheels/tyres for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
  7. I passed my BTEC National in Art and Design at Matthew Boulton College with a Distinction and was named student of the year by the companies sponsoring the course – however I spent most of the time in the pub playing pool – for this I feel quite guilty, but not too much.
  8. My first exposure to the Internet was through CompuServe around 1991 surprisingly I actually liked it.
  9. I can’t count and don’t like rules.

I told you I would bore you!

Right who to tag, hmm