30 Mar 2009 11 am eastern

Eat fine meals, ride fast trains, be a web professional

New at WebProfessional.org: in Careers in the Web Profession, WOW’s Bill Culver interviews your humble narrator and Scott Fegette, Technical Product Manager for Dreamweaver at Adobe about the joys, sorrows, challenges, and opportunities of a professional web career.

WebProfessional.org aims to promote the web professional by:

  • defining and promoting the title
  • providing resources that will assist Web professional to succeed
  • serving as a bridge between practitioners and those that teach, governments and industry

Have a listen!

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10 Responses to “Eat fine meals, ride fast trains, be a web professional”

  1. Connor Sears said on

    Couldn’t agree more about communication being one of the most important if not the most important skills to have in any web profession.

    There are so many different types of people, skill sets and ways of communicating on the web that things can fall apart very quickly.

    No matter what you are (designer, developer, writer, engineer, etc.. ), being able to communicate to others under this umbrella of “Web Professional” is imperative.

  2. Carl Peterson said on

    Holy smokes, you did that entire interview in one breath. Talk about communication skills! Outstanding!

  3. Mike Rivera said on

    I’d love to listen to the interview, but editing out all the dead air and uh’s is just… weird and definitely hard to sit through.

  4. Billee D. said on

    The interviews are so chopped up that it sounds kind of like a robot speaking (soundbite extravaganza), but great advice nonetheless. Thanks Jeffrey!

  5. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    Yes, the editing by Jack Bauer is a bit aggressive.

  6. Gail D. said on

    A bit? It is un-listen-able. Likeadesignwithnowhitespace. I tried leaving a comment on their site, but no way to do it without registering — you should let them know.

  7. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    Jack Bauer. Editing by Jack Bauer. Bit aggressive. Joke.


    Meanwhile, try the very listenable SXSW podcast also posted today.

  8. Bill Cullifer said on


    Bill Cullifer here with WebProfessional.org. I agree that the editing of the interview with Jeffrey was a bit aggressive. In fact, poorly done on my part I’d say. For the record, the edits had less to do with lessening the timing of the podcast and more to do with the “pops and hisses” of the recording. That said, no more excuses and as an FYI, I’ve made another pass at the post and just uploaded the new flv and mp3 now. Its beer thirty here in California and I’m heading on over to e bay to trade in my IRiver on a better model. :–)

  9. Carl Franke said on

    A profession’s community always “being there” for each other is definitely a rarity. Very good point that is easily overlooked. When I search online about how to do something in particular with web development, I almost take it for granted that someone out there has the answer or will get me on the right track soon.

  10. adactio : design on Huffduffer said on

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