Short post on how WordPress changed the career of Eric Karkovack. I imagine similar designers/developers feel the same way he does.
Of course, WordPress isn’t the only powerful CMS out there. You may enjoy working with different platforms. No matter what you’re using to build websites, the modern tools we have available are making us better designers and developers.
While I’m no where close to considering myself as a designer or developer, WordPress has provided me the opportunity to learn how certain functions within PHP work and has given me a better appreciation of the many technologies that have to work together in order for something like WordPress to function effectively.