Web Design Maintenance Boredom
A very common complaint of beginning Web developers is that they aren't doing anything interesting. With large sites, it can be a full time job just keeping up with the typos, broken links, and changes to existing pages. You end up just maintaining the site while the interesting design work goes to outside vendors who's sole job is to create new Web sites. Those designs are simply handed to you to put up.
At Symantec, where I used to work, my team and I maintained around 15,000 pages of a much larger Web site. For these pages, we receive between 20 and 200 change requests each week. We are not on the company design team, so most of the design that we do consists of making our customers' content fit in the Symantec look and feel. It would be easy to get swamped in the day-to-day fixes and changes to the site, so we make a point of finding projects that benefit the company and force us to look beyond the daily grind.
Being a Web Developer is not all "cake". There is a lot of work involved, ongoing training, and a commitment to both yourself, your customers, and the readers of your Web site. There are some things I wish were different about the job, but when my boss asked me what I would change about my job, I answered that I'm really happy with what I'm doing and my role, and that was the honest truth.
Of course, I had gotten up at 3am that morning to put live 3,000 pages of a new redesign, so perhaps I was tired.
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