Web Designer or Web Developers job ~ who’s job is who’s?

Web Designer or Developers job is to create websites using good design principles to meet their client’s vision. Designers should be able to communicate clearly with their clients. A Web Designer/Developer is responsible for the design, layout and coding of a website. They are involved with the technical and graphical aspects of a website – how the site works and how it looks. They can also be involved with the maintenance and update of an existing site. Graphic Designers should have experience in design for print publications, packaging design, email marketing, marketing material, and web add and banners. Web Designers should have coding skills using languages such as Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), Pre-Hypertext Processing (PHP), JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Being a Web Graphic/Designer or Developer whether its working in house or freelancing, there are many skills and education certifications that are needed to complete the job.

Web Designer or Developer  Required Skills:

  • Proficient in the Adobe Master Suite Collection which is an industry standard for web design professionals.
  • Skills in software programming and graphics.
  • Possess your own unique style.
  • Social media marketing skills.
  • Management and Time Management Skills.
  • Creative thinking and imagination.
  • Be adaptable and able to pick up new techniques.
  • Problem Solver.
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be able to work on a team or on their own.
  • SEO skills.
  • Be able to work to meet tight deadlines
  • Be thorough and precise in their work and be initiative.
  • Be able to multitask, organize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Be aware of protocols and international web standards.
  • Preparing a design plan – layouts, pages, positioning, links, pictures and software.
  • Adding multimedia features like sound, animation and video.
  • Deciding what text, colours, and backgrounds to use.
  • Testing and improving the design and the website until everything works as planned.
  • Uploading the site to a server for publications online.
  • BS in computer science or a related field, or significant equivalent experience.
  • Possess a certification in Web Designing, Web Development such as a Webmasters certificate or a bachelor’s degree in computer related fields, and graphic design.
  • 3 years minimum experience with HTML/XHTML and CSS.
  • 2 years minimum Web programming experience, including PHP, ASP or JSP.
  • 1 year minimum experience working with relational database systems such as MySQL, MSSQL or Oracle and a good working knowledge of SQL.
  • Intermediate Javascript/JQuery.
  • Digital photography and digital video editing.
  • Development experience using extensible web authoring tools.
  • Experience developing and implementing open source software projects.
  • Self-starter with strong self-management skills.