Is HTML Doomed? Is Your Career?

By Deane Barker on November 10, 2003

Warning! Pry Your Career Out from Under HTML: This guy takes exception to HTML’s ubiquity and makes a case that HTML’s days are numbered and those with careers tied to it need to move on.

“Regardless of its usefulness, HTML’s inability to change is a warning signal: the game has moved on. Anyone tied to HTML should take notice. […]

If you’re a Web developer specializing in laying out HTML, you can easily become pinned down and sidelined — just as is happening to HTML itself. To avoid that, you should immediately begin supplementing your skills with newer and more relevant technology. A few options are server-side technologies, industrial-strength graphic design, usability qualifications, or new UI technology.