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    Hello,
    My name is Michelle and I am new to this forum. I was a graphic designer for almost 18 years when I had to make a career change and have been doing something else for the past 10 years. I am looking at going back to school to learn web design/programming/interactive animation so I can go back into the graphic world with experience in the newest technology. My question is I have watched the industry I am currently in go downhill fast, in that my pay is half what it was 10 years ago when I started due to outsourcing, mommies wanting to stay at home and will take any pay they can get, and voice recognition. I am a medical transcriptionist. My question is where is the state of the graphic industry. Are pay rates going way down, is there a future in this, should I find a different career path, as I am now in my late 40s and I do not want to waste time or money if I am going to be going backwards career wise instead of forward. I know nobody truly knows what will happen in the next few years, but for those of you working in the industry, I am sure you are watching trends and have an idea of what the future holds. Thank you so much for your time and hope everyone is having a wonderful day. ~michelle

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    What kind of computer and software do you have, or what software do you
    have experience in? And would you be able to purchase the latest technology?

    Going to school would be a good thing ... as you would see what "is current".
    I'm thinking the Flash Animation/Presentation route and especially graphics
    for iPhone, Cell Phone, PDA applications ... not so much websites or web design.
    I really think web design, as we know it now for large screens and websites will
    become a thing of the past ... so focus primarily on small-scale graphics.


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    There are a ton of opportunites out there for web designers/programmers. I have a flourishing web design company that I started about 5 years ago. If you are determined and keep up to date with the current technology, you can make serious money in this business.

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    There are too many things that you should keep in mind while making design for the websites like as follows:

    1) The design should be simple but cover all the aspects and portions
    2) The design should be load in a few seconds
    3) The design should be relevant to the website
    4) Any one can get a clear idea about the website by just looking at the design of the site etc etc


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