If you know XHTML, CSS and Basic PHP, can you get a job with those skills and what type of jobs should i be looking for? Thanks
These kinds of questions tend to depend on your local economy, your personal and technical skills, and lots of other things that no one here has the foggiest notion of.
I’d recommend looking at Monster.com, Dice.com, or some other job board that will take in geographic specifics, skills, etc. and give you jobs that match. It’s not a good question to ask here, because we really can’t answer it for your case.
Sound like a good candidate for a UI developer.
Junior Web Developer would be what you would go for. When I got my first job (as Junior Web Developer) I knew XHTML and CSS, with a small bit of jQuery. It may also be called “Front-end web developer”, the “Front-end” referring to HTML/CSS/JS skills (client-side languages).
Web Design would be the most appropriate field for you.
Most people who identify themselves as “web designers” have these skills.
Knowing the language doesn’t mean you can design worth beans. It’s your portfolio that gets you jobs.
Thats how most people start i would think. You’d pretty much an html peon. The equivalent of a fry cook with slightly better pay. You have to be pretty into it to make it past the initial stages. But these are highly tranfereable skills so if you choose this as your path, then there is no way you can’t benefit from a job like this.
Myself, i started out with pretty much the same skill set you have now as a web developer( looking back on it, i wouldn’t call what i did actual ‘development’). I was able to find an employer that was ok with me learning on the job(which i believe is the only real way to learn). I stated out making cookie cutter php/html templates. Through the next couple years i honed my css/html/skills. I got quicker, my markup got smaller, and i didn’t dig myself into cross-browser css nightmares anymore. Gradually I was exposed to many things that i had no concept of a few years prior. Now i build custom web apps using in django and python, oscommerce builds, and some server administration as needed. From here there still so many different disciplines to grow into that it continually dives me to learn more and get better.
Hope that helps
Of course. If not with a company, at least by freelancing and people can get lots doing that.
I wonder why people here are so pessimistic with the skills that you mentioned….(junior web developer?…etc)
The way I see it, the web’s coming back to the browser (with HTML5, all that AJAX stuff), so the skills you mentioned would certainly be something that would be a valuable asset to a company within these next few years (and I’m not talking Junior developer level)
It just depends how far deep you want to go down with the technologies that you mentioned.
I would advise you to go as far down with it as possible…the sky’s the limit then!