March 27, 2006

The truth about being a web designer is that we are living under a common statistic; most people think web designers are geeks, nerds, or have no social life at all. This is believed, because web design has to do with technology, coding, and computers and because of this people think that we just spend all day on the computer, which is true. Yet spending all day on the computer does not necessarily label people as nerds, I frankly believe that being on the computer feeding your self knowledge about the world wide web is better than getting on the computer to check your myspace, or to play pool on yahoo games, or look at porn, I’m not saying these things are nerdy I am just trying to prove a point. If we look at the definition of nerd according to Merriam Webster this is what we see: 

·         : An unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person; especially: one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits <computer nerds


According to this definition anyone who is slavishly devoted to anything intellectual is a “nerd”.  Now the thing about web design in general is that this is not us, we are not nerds, geeks, or un social. We have friends just as any one else if not more, we are web smart, we are social.  We pursue knowledge about the web since it will one day be the largest industry (if its not already). We are young and yet we make salaries of adults, I refuse to be labeled a nerd or geek. Heck’ I am in a metal band for goodness sakes, I skateboard, I play guitar, I go out on weekends, I play football. I do it all; the only difference between non-web designers and me…is that I am web smart…and well they are not. So please if you are reading this post (and you are a web designer) give your self a pat on the back and thank yourself for all those hours of studying code, reading tutorials, and pursuing knowledge because it has paid off, if not now then it will later. Web designers are daring people, we live on the edge, and sure at first beginning web designers may devote more time to the computer because they are learning, but they aren’t nerds they are just smart. We are not unattractive either, we have girl friends (well I speak for myself anyways) and we have good friends that are girls. It’s all really how you look at it…. 

(Note this is for web designers not people who pretend to be)