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    Does anybody know which earns more cash. A web designer, or a software engineer.
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    In most cases software engineers make more money - you could look here: http://salary.com/home/layoutscripts/homl_display.asp

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    btw, a SR. Web Designer could also be a software engineer

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    although i suppose a software engineer is more work, to be able to learn c++ is harder than html, javascript, css...
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    Quote Originally Posted by algi
    although i suppose a software engineer is more work, to be able to learn c++ is harder than html, javascript, css...

    lol...algi, to make decent money being a web designer you need to know much, much, more than the few things you listed

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    oh right, stuff like php, and java.i suppose thay are simular to c++. My friend knows Java, that seems a bit like C++.
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    you should also add on Flash (and action script), Photoshop and being comfortable with graphics and other graphics dedicated software - and overall, you have to be creative.

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    > Does anybody know which earns more cash. A web designer, or a software engineer.
    If you're trying to choose a career based solely on the amount of money being earned "today", then you're making the wrong choice.

    Web design was "hot" for a while and commanded huge $$$, but as a result the world was suddenly knee deep in wannabes and salaries crashed.

    If you like the job and the money it at least adequate for your needs then go for it. Because it really will have to pay huge $$$ to make a sucky job worth doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by axon
    you should also add on Flash (and action script), Photoshop and being comfortable with graphics and other graphics dedicated software - and overall, you have to be creative.
    No offense, but Flash and action script are 2 things that I'm leaving out of my tool box on purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ober
    No offense, but Flash and action script are 2 things that I'm leaving out of my tool box on purpose.
    none taken however, most web designers have to learn flash/action script at one point or another.

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    I guess... but I'm against their practice

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    Those two careers differ greatly. As was said before, choose the one you'll actually enjoy doing.
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    >No offense, but Flash and action script are 2 things that I'm leaving out of my tool box on purpose

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    Wichever job you choose youll face strong competion from the asians and Eurapeans that will do the same job for less money

    I myself are planning to be a programmer. Been doing a research in my career's class

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrafcho001
    Wichever job you choose youll face strong competion from the asians and Eurapeans that will do the same job for less money
    Let's all fear the mighty underpaid foreigners!

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