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Discussion on: Can I get a high-paying job with just CSS and HTML skills?

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Christina • Edited on

I got a high paying job with only HTML and CSS but I wouldn't say it is the norm. I don't think it is because CSS and HTML is basic compared to JavaScript. They are just different skillsets. Many great JavaScript developers write horrible CSS and HTML and vice versa. Companies now want CSS experts to either have Design skills or or also know JavaScript. Larger companies can afford to have niche experts (I've worked as just an animation developer for several companies) but smaller companies look more and more for anyone with front-end skills to gravitate more towards full-stack. I think it has more to do with trying to get the most "bang for their buck" from developers.

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Christina

Also if you want to focus on CSS and HTML look for UI engineer titles. Those often focus on CSS and HTML and a little JavaScript depending on the company.

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Matt C

This is really interesting! I feel like I was TOLD (by misinformed teachers) to focus on JS to the detriment of html & css. I wrongly believed this for too long. That was a mistake.

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FURGIE πŸ“Έ πŸ§–πŸΎ Author

That's what I understood to be true, but I see a lot of different opinions and I think it makes sense that the reality is different! I know JS and currently on React, but I do genuinely love and want to experiment with HTML and CSS the most

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FURGIE πŸ“Έ πŸ§–πŸΎ Author

Thank you for this and the earlier response! I really appreciate it, I will take all that onboard :)