Just read a very interesting (and somewhat justifying) article by Paul Carvill on the value of front-end web developers. It’s kind of esoteric, and it’s probably a minor case of tooting my own horn. But, the points that Carvill makes are valid, and not enough people are aware of them.
Carvill calls it, “How traditional businesses who have moved to the web regularly undervalue their front-end web developers, and are worse off because of that.” He lists and explains the benefits of successful front-end developers and the hurdles that often stand in their way.
What is it about the web business that makes non-industry people think they’re like experts? Carvill’s article addresses the question brilliantly is offers a solid answer.