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How to Become a Web Designer All You Need to Know.pdf


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The pathway to becoming a web designer
Skillset – Know what skills you need

The definitions of a web designer and a web developer are blurring which nowadays makes
the job role increasingly more intricate. Years ago, the designer's job was to specifically
focus on the visual layout and how content was presented. In today’s industry, a web designer
is expected to know HTML, programming concepts, CSS, Javascript & jQuery and PHP.
Even though the designer isn’t required to know the ins and outs as well as a developer, for
example, the are still expected to know the languages. This way they can understand how it
will impact the final design and form a more cohesive team with developers.

You should study and develop your skills in the following areas:













HTML (HyperText Mark-up Language)
CSS (Cascading Style Sheet)
JavaScript & jQuery
PHP
WordPress
Responsive Design
Bootstrap
GitHub and GIT
SAAS
Adobe Photoshop
A code editor like Visual Studio Code or WebStorm
React

Thinking that’s a long list? Even though the more front-end technologies you know, the
better and more intuitive websites you’ll build, there are three important skills.
Above all, the Web designer should become familiar with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. With
the knowledge and understanding of these, tricky coding can be skipped to create simple
elements such as drop-down menus.
Being confident and comfortable with the Adobe Suite is also a top priority of the web
designer. You need to master software such as Photoshop and Sketch App. These tools will
help you kick-start the initial design and get visual aesthetics and graphics in place.