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


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The Three Main Programming Languages you should know

As highlighted above, these three main languages are mainly used by developers but knowing
these are now a fundamental part of the designer’s job. Here is how they can be utilized in
your own projects.
HTML & CSS
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are commonly used
by some of the best web developers out there. Studying these whilst on your learning path
will teach you the basics of coding but also how to edit and change the code. What do these
languages do exactly? HTML is required to give the page content structure and CSS governs
the layout and design.
JavaScript
This is a highly sought-after skill that enables you to work across a range of web browsers.
As you can imagine, knowing this language is essential to creating dynamic and adaptable
websites. It can also extend beyond websites to create applications and games.
With Javascript, the users can engage with the website and make it memorable. Responsible
for creating games, animations, and other interactive elements, it’s an essential tool for the
web designer. If you want to check out inspiring examples of how Javascript has been used to
accomplish enhanced user experiences, see the CreativeBloq website.
PHP
PHP is a back-end development language so it’s not commonly used by front-end developers.
However, when you work in a team with back-end developers, knowing the basics of PHP
will really help facilitate cohesive teamwork.
The popular CMS WordPress is fuelled by PHP. Whilst this isn’t as essential as the prior two
languages, it will give the ability to create anything you need to on platforms such as
WordPress or Facebook.

Non-Software based skills required
When promoting yourself and competing for jobs, you will want to make your artistic eye
and sense of detail blindingly obvious to observers.
Visual Dexterity & Creativity
Understanding colour theory, effective use of space, correct image selection and typography
are also an essential part of the designer’s toolkit. All of the above help make the website