Survey Results

written by: Jeff McNear

In August of 2018 we conducted a survey of our members … here are the results:


RESPONSE RATE OF ACTIVE MEMBERS: 12%*
*active member = has visited meetup page since 9/1/2017

SUBJECTS OF INTEREST: (multiple selections allowed)

  • 72% | Innovations in languages (CSS, PHP, Javascript, HTML, Ruby, etc)
  • 71% | Productivity Tools (prototyping, project management, collaboration, file sharing)
  • 64% | Innovations in Graphics & Animation (SVG, CSS animations, Adobe Animate, Pencil 2D)
  • 62% | Innovations in Systems (CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Symfony, Yii, Backdrop, Drupal, Joomla, WordPress)
  • 55% | Application Development & APIs
  • 50% | SEO & SEM
  • 48% | Web Hosting (VPS, AWS, Shared, Unique environments like Pantheon)
  • 36% | Legal & Ethical Issues (net neutrality, data sharing, privacy concerns, increasing power of large websites like Amazon, Google & Facebook)
  • 5% | WordPress plugins & page builder themes
  • 5% | Client management
  • 2% | Web Frameworks & Libraries

PRIMARY FOCUS

  • 52% | Development
  • 22% | Design
  • 10% | Marketing & Analysis
  • 5% | Content Creation
  • 5% | Project Management
  • 2% | Video & Animation
  • 2% | Community Management
  • 2% | website security
  • 0% | Graphics & Illustration

SUBJECTS RESPONDENTS ARE INTERESTED IN PRESENTING (single selection allowed)
33% response rate

  • 28% | Application Development & APIs
  • 14% | Innovations in Systems (CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Symfony, Yii, Backdrop, Drupal, Joomla, WordPress)
  • 14% | SEO & SEM
  • 7% | Innovations in Graphics & Animation (SVG, CSS animations, Adobe Animate, Pencil 2D)
  • 7% | Legal & Ethical Issues (net neutrality, data sharing, privacy concerns, increasing power of large websites like Amazon, Google & Facebook)
  • 6% | Productivity Tools (prototyping, project management, collaboration, file sharing)
  • 6% | Innovations in languages (CSS, PHP, Javascript, HTML, Ruby, etc)
  • 6% | Website security
  • 6% | Photoagraphy to build brand
  • 6% | email best practices
  • 0% | Web Hosting (VPS, AWS, Shared, Unique environments like Pantheon)

PREFERRED DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT: (single selection allowed)

  • 50% | WordPress
  • 17% | Static HTML
  • 14% | Bespoke Environments
  • 7% | Joomla
  • 6% | Drupal
  • 2% | Mobile Applications
  • 2% | C#
  • 2% | Blogger
  • 0% | Hosted Site Builders (squarespace, weebly, wix, etc.)

WOULD LIKE TO BE LISTED IN A DIRECTORY WEBSITE FOR THE MEETUP

  • 75% | yes
  • 25% | no