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Do you think people with only HTML and CSS knowledge have a demand in the market?

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Yes, though not like they used to. I think this is mostly because those are the fundamental components of the web that are robust. JS is often useful, but it’s fragile—one error, whether in your coding or the network’s performance, can break all the scripting. HTML and CSS, on the other hand, are almost pathologically fault-tolerant.

The difference is that the market demand for people who know only HTML and CSS exists at the mom-and-pop level: small projects for small rates, for local businesses and so on. If you want to work on big projects, or for a big company, you almost certainly need to know more than just HTML and CSS. That’s just where the industry had carried us, at this point.