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Become A Web Designer

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Working As A Web Designer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Processing Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $68,865

    Average Salary

What Does A Web Designer Do

A Web Designer is responsible for planning, creating, and coding web pages. They meet clients to identify their needs as well as present initial design ideas to clients.

How To Become A Web Designer

The typical education needed to become a web developer is an associate’s degree in web design or a related field. Web developers need knowledge of both programming and graphic design.

Education

Educational requirements for web developers vary with the setting they work in and the type of work they do. Requirements range from a high school diploma to a bachelor’s degree. An associate’s degree in web design or related field is the most common requirement.

However, for more technical developer positions, such as back-end web developers, some employers prefer workers who have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, or a related field.

Web developers need to have a thorough understanding of HTML programming. The most recent version, HTML5, contains new features that web developers need to understand. Many employers also want developers to understand other programming languages, such as JavaScript or SQL, as well as have some knowledge of multimedia publishing tools, such as Flash. Throughout their career, web developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Some employers prefer web developers who have both a computer degree and coursework in graphic design, especially if the developer will be heavily involved in the website’s visual appearance.

Advancement

Web developers who have a bachelor’s degree can advance to become project managers. For more information, see the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Web developers must sit at a computer and write detailed code for long periods.

Creativity. Web developers often are involved in designing the appearance of a website and must make sure that it looks innovative and up to date.

Customer-service skills. Webmasters have to respond politely and correctly to user questions and requests.

Detail oriented. When web developers write in HTML, a minor error could cause an entire webpage to stop working.

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Real Web Designer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Web Designer Quick Sprout LLC San Francisco, CA Jun 15, 2015 $120,000 -
$156,000
Web Designer Autopilothq Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 04, 2016 $116,542 -
$135,000
Web Designer Bislr, Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 04, 2016 $116,542
Web Designer Tolleson Design, Inc. San Francisco, CA Oct 01, 2015 $115,000
Principal Web Designer Rei Systems Inc. Sterling, VA Aug 16, 2016 $115,000
Director Web Design Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC Jacksonville, FL Aug 01, 2015 $114,525 -
$171,185
Web Designer Experis Us, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 09, 2015 $110,131 -
$135,655
Web Designer Meyou Health Boston, MA Aug 29, 2016 $104,728
Web Designer Intel Corporation Santa Clara, CA Apr 05, 2016 $104,383 -
$145,300
Web Designer MacRosys, LLC Washington, DC Nov 09, 2016 $98,000
Graphic/Web Designer Association for Refining Cross Culture Los Angeles, CA Mar 12, 2015 $95,014
Web Designer Meyou Health Boston, MA Jan 23, 2015 $92,872
Web Designer Willis Orchard Company, LLC Cartersville, GA Aug 03, 2016 $90,314
Web Designer Blue 7 Solutions LLC Glendale, WI Sep 18, 2015 $70,000
Web Designer Blue Star Infotech America, Inc. Allentown, PA Sep 10, 2015 $70,000
Web Designer Xavient Information Systems, Inc. American Fork, UT Aug 12, 2015 $70,000
Computer Web Designer Virtual Atlantic, Inc. Herndon, VA Sep 21, 2016 $69,873
Web Designer Xavient Information Systems, Inc. Herndon, VA Aug 25, 2015 $68,000
Web Designer The Gap, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 02, 2016 $68,000 -
$75,000
Web Designer Xavient Information Systems, Inc. Herndon, VA Aug 20, 2015 $68,000
Web Designer-Intermediate University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio, TX Nov 15, 2016 $52,275
Web Designer Joins America, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Sep 15, 2016 $52,175
Web Designer Thomasson, Inc. San Diego, CA Sep 30, 2015 $52,000
Web Designer J. Crew Group, Inc. New York, NY Sep 04, 2015 $50,000
JR. Web Designer J. Crew Group, Inc. New York, NY Sep 04, 2015 $50,000
Web Designer Doublebridge Technologies, Inc. Princeton, NJ Jun 14, 2016 $50,000

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Top Skills for A Web Designer

CompanyWebsiteHtml/CssWebsiteDesignAdobePhotoshopWebSiteOnlineAdobeDreamweaverJavascriptEmailCampaignsAdobeIllustratorPHPWebPagesVideoLogoDesignUserInterfaceDatabaseSQLServerInternetSearchEngineOptimizationE-Commerce

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Top Web Designer Skills

  1. Company Website
  2. Html/Css
  3. Website Design
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintain and real time update company website;.
  • Maintain Company Website Design a UI for Software in Development using HTML/CSS
  • Consult with clients regarding website design requirements and provide input and design recommendations.
  • Designed and edited banners, widgets and photographs with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Designed and maintained web sites for numerous businesses and organizations including retail, real estate development and wildlife rehabilitation.

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