As a Web designer you will be using creative skills and software to design and build aesthetically pleasing and user friendly websites that fit customer requirements.
Web designers plan and create web pages, using both technical and non-technical skills, producing not just the look of the website, but determining how it is expected to work as well. They translate needs of clients and users into concepts, choose graphics, colors, layout and fonts to present the content and use appropriate software to design the layout of the website. Web designers may also be responsible for maintaining and updating of an existing site.
Taking any stream in +2 would make you eligible for taking up undergraduate studies in this field.
You may take a bachelor’s degree in any discipline before taking up a course in Web Designing. Taking a BDes degree in graphic designing will be of advantage. The duration of these courses are usually 3 years.
You may take up Diploma or Certificate courses in Graphic designing and Web designing which are available in both online and regular modes.
Post graduation courses in Web Designing is available in foreign universities. The admission requirements and eligibility criteria differs depending according to the institutions.
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A web designer will use their excellent communication skills to keep clients up-to-date on the progress of their projects also for pitching ideas and explaining their creations.
Ability to use words/ verbal skills is highly required for web designers as they might be called on to do some copywriting or editing for sites, especially if they are running their own firm.
A successful web designer would always need to stay on top of their schedule and projects. It's highly important to master the art of prioritizing and tracking work to be successful in this field.
Web designers need to possess good computer/IT skills. They need to be familiar with designing software and tools.
Web designers need a strong understanding of consumers since the consumer behavior keeps changing. As web designers will encounter many kinds of audiences, niche markets, and clients throughout their career they should possess good analytical skills.
Professional web designer needs to be proactive and creative as they will always contribute own original ideas and they do constantly come up with constructive and out-of-the-box solutions in order to meet their client’s expectations.