Been in the IT field for 5 years, including Network Admin, PC Support, Programmer and now primarily in Web Development. I am working full time as a Web Developer and have recently started a side business with friend. If things go well, would love to pursue this full time.
I think web2.0 is more or less a marketing term now but there have been significant enough changes to the web to warrant the term. My feel is that web2.0 = user driven content where the user has the power to drive the success of the website. Throw in some AJAX to enhance the user experience, the web is no longer 1 dimensional and static (aka web1.0). The problem is that now it`s taken a life of it`s own where it seems web 2.0 is video, blogging, rounded corners, "beta", etc. Should make web 3.0 even more exciting!
I`m not a `web programmer` and I know CSS. Can you be considered an actual programmer and not know CSS?
I agree with CraigL in that single owners probably don`t go through the whole PM lifecycle although use elements of PM skills including setting timelines and goals.I think it really depends on the project/initiative and the size of the team. One project that I am currently working on, PM is a must due to the complexity of the application and the size of the team. It includes a project manager, business analyst, web developer, back end developers and a tester. Obviously project management is critical to our success as we have dependancies to one another in development and delivering the final product. The project plan is also used to present to the stakeholders (senior management team) to ensure that we are delivering on time and budget.On my side business, there are only 2 of us that basically do everything so we where multiple hats. PM is still important and used but scaled down significantly.
Have a look at your site using other browsers like Firefox or Mac Safari if possible. I am on Firefox 1.5 and noticed that your header image (when used) on the left side shifts things down. You`ll know what I mean when you view it.