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What is a Web Designer?

A web designer is an IT professional who is responsible for designing the layout, visual appearance and the usability of a website.

A good web designer needs to have both creative graphic skills and technical skills. They need to be able to visualise how a site will look (the graphical design of the site) and how it will function (conversion of a design into a working website).

The term Web Designer is often incorrectly interchanged with the term Web Developer and vice versa. A web developer is often more likely to be a software developer who works with programming languages to create a higher level of interactions on a website such as the integration with a database system.

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Some of the skills usually associated with web designers include:

  • Good working knowledge of one or more of the following web designer packages: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks, Flash
  • The ability to create compliant XHTML and CSS, not always using one of the packages shown above
  • An understanding of scripting languages such as JavaScript, PHP and .NET is often desirable
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Strong creative skills
  • Up-to-date skills inline with technology and software developments

The foundation of a web designer’s job is XHTML and CSS. These two combine to create the Web as we know it today. A good understanding of these two skills is essential for success in this field.

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How should I start a Career as a Web Designer

Once you choose any career, it is necessary to know and understand how and from where to start the career path. The very success or failure depends upon the paths we choose in our career. Before you go out and pick a career path, it’s essential that you take the time to determine what success means to you. If you are creative, tech savvy and really passionate to design and create piece of art with the blend of technology then you’re exactly where you should be!

It is not very easy to succeed in the career, you either have to be really confident in yourself and passionate about you work or give it up and find something more suitable for you. This happens because there are tons of good designers, because this is highly saturated industry with cut throat competition and you have to fight really hard to get your own place.

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    Mingus Jermias
    owner of
    P@rDidu Webdesign Studio

and more than 15 years active in web management.

Phone: +31 6 3956 1454

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