Truth be told, I hated the change from the old forum to the new one. I struggled to log in and it just wasn’t as easy to use. I think this is where many left, including myself. Obviously people had their own reasons.
I want to spend more time again on the web front because I haven’t spent much time recently. I manage my dads take away business, he happens to be very busy and it’s all go! Unfortunately though it’s a job that drains you physically.
Some of us are still here, and of course, there are some staffers that you may not know yet.
I think that the biggest change has been the change from vBulletin to Discourse. But I guess things evolve. Adapting to the change is not easy though. Even when the forum is basically the same thing… I mean, it is still a forum
From what I’ve seen it’s a popular choice, so I need to get used to it. I do hate the login procedure though as I often link stuff to Facebook login, but because I am an old schooler it somehow created a different account with Facebook.
I must be honest with you all. I came out of the web ‘industry’ because I found that I struggled to make a living. However, even though I have a good job completely unrelated to this stuff, my passion is still very much with the internet and websites.
I find that strange. The web industry has good salaries and a lot of work available. This has been my experience working in-house and contracts. I’ve only ever made more money each time I get a new job and most people I have kept in touch with the same.
When I finished my degree and entered the marketplace it was flooded with new grads and then came the infamous recession. This completely killed it for me. The recession was like no other, any extra money went to spend on basics rather than indulge themselves with a new website and those who had websites simply transfered to the cheapest packages available.
There isn’t much more I can say about this. I don’t regret anything, but I still have retained my knowledge, just didn’t feel I could wait for the recession to blow over. Now I feel it probably has passed us.