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Hello,i am doing web design at university and my lecturer keeps on going on about how web designer is changing and how their won't be jobs available for people who do all this fancy stuff with flash and the rest of it. He talks about things like RSS and websites like Netvibes.com helping change the face of the internet.I was wondering if anyone had any views or oppinions on this and whether other people think the internet and the way web sites are created are changing could let me know?

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Yes alot of people are moving toward AJAX sites. However this has introduced new security, usability, and accessibility issues.Web Developement is definiately changing and will always be changing. If you can keep current and find a good balance between what is needed and what makes it nice (easy to use) then you will be fine.

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In my opinion the "web design business" is dieing, more and more people/institutions/companies are outsourcing projects, it's cheaper and faster
this si true and may be a tread for smaller apps but cannot replace the need for full-time employees to mantain and develop enterprise web software.

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There is also a theory for the changing of the web and it is popularly know as chmod web 777(a UNIX command). This is what the theory states -

It turns out that lots of people don’t like (well, okay, despise) the term Web 2.0 because they see it as just a bunch of marketing hooey. If you fall into that camp, an alternative name is becoming increasingly popular as some folks, their inner geeks in full view, are stumping for the phrase chmod 777 web.Unix mavens will recognize the inference immediately and will be chuckling to themselves. For everyone else, here’s the background: chmod is short for “change mode,” and it’s the Unix command you use to change the permissions on a file or directory. There are three types of permissions—read, write, and execute—and each one is either on (1) or off (0). So if a file has read, write, and execute permissions turned on, you write that as 111, which is the binary equivalent to decimal 7. Lastly, you specify three different sets of permissions for each object: the owner of the file, the members of the file’s group, and everyone else. So if you give read, write, and execute permission to all three sets of users, that’s written as 777, and the command that applies these permissions is chmod 777.So what does this have to do with Web 2.0? Well, the Web has always been about reading (users have “read” permission), but Web 2.0 is characterized by socially produced knowledge such as that found on wiki-based sites (“write” permission), and by sites that look and feel like desktop programs (“execute” permission). So chmod 777 web has all the essential characteristics of this new phase of Web development built right into the phrase.That’s not to say that chmod 777 web is destined for lexical stardom. It’s not a phrase that trips lightly off the tongue; explaining what it means takes too long; and it’s Geeky with a capital “G.” Still, I love it, because it exudes an in-your-face cleverness and an admirable compactness (so much meaning in such a short phrase!). It wouldn’t surprise me to see this phrase take up residence in some of the blogosphere’s nerdier neighborhoods, especially those where “Web 2.0” is a verboten term.

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