About Web Designer

A web designer is a person who can visualize creatively and possess technical IT and computer skill.

As a minimum, he would posses a college diploma in computer science, computer programming, digital media studies or communication studies.

He knows how to applies the skills and knowledge acquires to use it to design and build websites that are functional, simple and easy to use for users as well as visually and aesthetically appealing to sites visitors.

There are other attributes that he possess, such as having an eye for color matching, an artistic flair to layout the whole design coherently.

Web designers don't always need qualifications to become a good designer, but have to pick up skills through courses in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, through courses in search engine optimization (SEO), marketing and social media knowledge, picking up knowledge in coding such as CSS and HTML. Other areas of knowledge and skill is in the area of User Experience (UX), Analytics and Internet Marketing.

  • Web designer needs lots of work exposure and experiences in working on different kind of industry and sector websites to gain wide exposure to be professional.
  • Web designer must always be willing to learn from others as well as sharing knowledge with others.
  • Web designer must know what are the tools available for him at his disposal and fully make use of all such resources.
  • Web designer must be on a lifelong learning journey to picks up all new technologies and digital knowledge in the online space to widen his capabilities and abilities to design and build better and beautiful websites.
  • Web designer should progress to advance level of skill that will enable them to create dynamic websites using PHP and MySQL skills.
    Web designer can consider using skill with dynamic web service to improve the user experience (UX).
  • Web designer should be bold and practice with coding examples under someone with the requisite experience and knowledge.
  • Web designer must be constantly reading up on documentation as well as understanding documentation language so as to to understand proper steps and settings.
  • Web designer uses good design program such as Adobe Photoshop to create the layout and other visual elements of the website.

According to survey conducted, web designers earned a median salary of $52,000 per year or $26 per hour. With additional compensation of $3,000, which included bonuses and commissions, final compensation reached $55,000. The 25th percentile made $60,000 annually or $22.50 per hour, and the 75th percentile received $65,000 per year or $28.50 per hour.


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