ROLE OF A WEB DESIGNER
As a web designer, one plan, create and code web pages, using both technical and non- technical skills to produce websites that fit customers’ requirements. Being involved in the technical and graphical aspects of pages, one determines not only the look of the website but how it works as well. One may also be responsible for the maintenance of an existing site.
A web designer is responsible for creating the design and layout of a website or web page. It and can mean working on a brand new website or updating an already existing site. Their role is different to web developers, who specialize in making web designs a reality or writing code that dictates how different parts of the website fit together. However, there can be a crossover
between the two roles.
The growth in touchscreen phones and tablet devices has dictated a new way of designing websites, with the web designer needing to ensure that web pages are responsive no matter what type of device is being used. Therefore, the need to test websites at different stages of design and on a variety of devices has become an important aspect of the job.
- creating website designs
- producing sample sites
- meeting with clients to discuss requirements and/or project progress
- demonstrating and receiving feedback about draft sites
- keeping up to date with recent technological and software developments
- developing skills and expertise in appropriate software/programming languages such
- creating products that are user-friendly, effective and appealing
- digital retouching and image editing
- working as part of a multidisciplinary team
Making Your Website Presentable
When you want to attract customers through your website, you make sure that the website is reflecting your ideas and principles. The design of a website plays a key role in making sure that the website is representing the principles and ideas of your company.
A web designer has to create the layout and the primary design of the website by keeping in mind what the client wants. Now, the requirements of clients will vary. So, the web designer has to adapt to these varying conditions and work accordingly.
Web designers play a crucial role in making sure that you have a website where your visitors love to come back time and time again. That is why web designing is a challenging job.