which is the web technology which is hot these days
24 Jan 10
I'm a PHP programmer so I might be subjective, but I think this is the future. I don't say this is the best programming language out there, but for me I can say it works the best for what I do. Why? Because it's not so restrictive like the other languages. Because it's free. Because it's easy to use. Because it's fast. Because it works great with MySQL, HTML, CSS. Because it's easy to adapt the scripts for different web projects. I'm working as a freelancer right now and I'm working with PHP. I always managed to do my job fast, with good quality. I think this is the future for at least a few years. If you work for huge projects in big companies maybe PHP it's not the best solution. But for projects that I work on as a freelancer for small companies and personal sites it's the best thing out there.
• United States
24 Jan 10
If you don't already code in LINUX you ought to. Also learn everything you can in multiplatform sense, ie, Mac OS, UNIX, LINUX, etc. As a designer you might also revisit DHTML code, which although old and little used - is still superior for the fluidity of source code and graphics on any webpage. I'm just a self taught geek, not a black hat. Hope my opinon is helpful to you.