• Web Designer Job Description

    A web designer is someone whose job is to prettify websites. Their job involves coding in HTML, designing layouts in CSS and working with graphics software such as adobe Photoshop to make websites more attractive, functional and enjoyable to use.

    A web designer should be knowledgeable and proficient in the technologies of the web and in the tools used in designing websites. They should also be well organized and good at time management to avoid stressful works due to deadlines.

  • What does a Web Designer do?

    Web designers may do some or all of the following:

    • discuss with clients to understand their requirements
    • plan website design projects
    • use HTML, CSS and graphics software to design websites
    • test the website on various browsers and modify if necessary
    • liaise with other team members involved in the web design project
    • keep up with web design technologies and trends
  • Where does a Web Designer work?
  • Working Conditions

    Web designers usually work normal office hours, but may be required to work evenings and weekends to meet project deadlines.

    Web designers work from home, in offices or anywhere a computer can be set up. They work in a digital environment, spending much of their time in front of a computer.

  • What is Required to Become a Web Designer ?

    There are no formal educational requirements to become a web designer, but a certificate or degree in computer science, web design, graphic design or a related discipline is helpful.

  • Modules
  • Specializations
  • Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

    Web designers need to have:

    • patience
    • creativity
    • determination
    • carefulness
    • spatial orientation
    • honesty and dependability
    • adaptability and versatility
    • good judgment and decision making skills
    • good listening and communication skills
    • time management and organizational skills
    • analytical and problem solving skills
    • technical and design skills
    • leadership and business skills
    • time management and organizational skills
    • self learning skills
    • the ability to accept and respond well to criticism
    • the ability to work well under pressure
    • the ability to work well with others as well as independently
    • the ability to concentrate for long periods
    • knowledge of HTML and CSS
    • knowledge of image formats and their effects on web usability
    • knowledge of content management systems such as Joomla, WordPress, SilverStripe, and/or Drupal
    • knowledge of graphics software packages
    • knowledge of project management principles and practices
    • knowledge of search engine optimization


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