Young, white, male…

October 25, 2007

I just downloaded and opened the 2007 Web Survey run by A List Apart earlier this year. I was one of over 33,000 respondents.

My first reaction to the initial graphs? The web is run by young (almost 70% were under 32), white (84%) males (83%)! There are more people developing websites who are under 21 (nearly 7%), than those over 51 (combined total of 4%).

As a female ‘of a certain age’, I now realise I am *definitely* in the minority. Not that doing web stuff is my life’s work, but a reasonable proportion is involved in websites, web applications etc.

I’ll keep reading…


  1. I always knew you were special :-)

    And on the subject of design please don’t be too cruel to my new lj. It’s a work in progress.

  2. […] Last year, some 33,000 people from around the world took the survey and the results were fascinating. […]

  3. […] CyberText Newsletter The official newsletter/blog of CyberText Consulting – technical communication specialists « Fonts: Reading PDFs and ebooks on screen Still young, white and male April 14, 2009 …though not quite so young as 2007’s A List Apart Survey for People Who Make Websites. […]

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