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    This is most programmers nightmare bad ( or more accuratlety ) not modular code for the next guy. Though some programmers persist in doing it. Making life a bit difficult for anybody trying to edit it, he left no comments on hhis code either? Im not sure what its written in but even the most complicated of css html and java disasters can and should be debugabble and made modular by a average coder. Higher languages however it almost becomes not worth it. If i were you id make a push to wre write the site on something modular to your boss. It will help your job be easier at a later stage. Wordpress and cms systems shouldnt be a requirement for any programmer to edit a website. If it is, you arent a programmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimli View Post
    This is most programmers nightmare bad ( or more accuratlety ) not modular code for the next guy. Though some programmers persist in doing it. Making life a bit difficult for anybody trying to edit it, he left no comments on hhis code either? Im not sure what its written in but even the most complicated of css html and java disasters can and should be debugabble and made modular by a average coder. Higher languages however it almost becomes not worth it. If i were you id make a push to wre write the site on something modular to your boss. It will help your job be easier at a later stage. Wordpress and cms systems shouldnt be a requirement for any programmer to edit a website. If it is, you arent a programmer.
    Most people who administer small business websites are NOT programmers. And you don't have to be or hire a programmer to build a website. For most needs it's overkill. Those two things are not necessarily related for a vast majority of websites on the web. Also, most programmers know absolutely nothing about design and marketing.

    In a perfect world programmers and designers work together when needed to complete the job or the mission.

    Facebook is a good example of a website that requires a team of programmers to administer.
    However, Mom and Pops bakery is NOT the kind of simple website that needs a programmer. They should hire a website designer.

    I hear what you are saying, but it's about the best tool for the job. Not knowing one thing and trying to apply it to every situation. No one thing is right for every situation.

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    You are quite right you dont need a web programmer you need a web designer at least, you can easily create you own website on wix or WordPress, ive seen this many times.

    But those companies almost never have a web presence because most marketers and seos cant work with the mess that is their code or the inflexibility that these platforms provide to the backend of design of programming they get bogged down paying for every extra features, only to realise google hates these sites, because it does not fall inline with their business model ( googles ) .

    I make much of my money moving people of of those websites onto proper platforms where they have control. Brand authenticity not only from the front end but the back-end too,users dont see the backend, but google does. They always do much better.

    Its also worth noting that in school or college marketing is also taught alongside web design.

    These middle men diy platforms create a plethora of similar coded "junk sites" that google never bothers to put up for you to see. If in today's world you want to survive in squeeze every advantage you can to make that happens, you need somebody who knows what they are doing, maybe not a developer in most cases as you say its overkill but atleast a designer...... Even bakeries run ads and seo campaigns these days. They certainly dont run wix weebly or shopify sites. And for good reason.

    Most business owners arent web programmers, but i think with they way things are going it may become a skill that business owners will need if they prefer not to have a developer at least on a bsic level, because thats all you really need. Im nt saying you need to be a programming wiz at all just a basic understanding can take you where you need to go.

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