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Web designers possess many different skills and disciplines for the production and maintenance of websites. The most important areas of web design include marketing and communication design, graphic design; user interface design; authoring code and the use of proprietary software; and search engine optimisation. Many web designers work individually, whereas others may work as part of a mufti-disciplinary team and specialise in one particular area of web design.
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Web Designer and Web Developer: One hand washes the other!

The term web design is usually used to describe the process of designing on the front-end (client side) of a website including writing mark up. A web designer will have a thorough understanding of a website's usability. If their job involves creating mark up then they will need to be up to date with current guidelines regarding the accessibility of websites.

There are two main roles involved in creating a website: a web designer and a web developer, who often work closely together on a website. The web designer is responsible for the visual aspect of a website, which includes layout, colouring and typography. The web designer will also be skilled in programming code in variety of languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and Flash. However, many web designers are skilled in both web design and web development and offer both services.

Types of Web Design projects

Web Designers need to deal with a huge range of different activities depending on the goals, instruments and requirements of the clients. The following section will provide a short summary of the possible work of a web designer.

Marketing and communication design: Marketing and communication design is an important skill that a web designer will posses. Marketing and communication design specifically deals with the identification of the website's target market. This can be an age group or particular culture. So a web designer needs to understand the trends of its audience and design the website accordingly.

User experience design and interactive design: User experience design is related to a website's page layout, navigation, instructions and labeling. How well a user understands how they can interact on a website depends on the interactive design of the site. Visitors tend to leave a website very quickly if it is not immediately straightforward to use.

Typography: A website's typography is also important for a web designer to understand. A web designer often limits the amount of website typefaces to only a few that are similar in style. Most browsers recognize a certain number of safe fonts that web designers usually use in order to avoid complications.

Motion graphics: Many website's use motion graphics in order to improve a webpage's appearance and make it more interesting or fun. The use of web graphics will depend on the website's target audience and tend to used more on entertainment related website's rather than business or retail sites.

Quality of code: A good web designer will have a thorough understand of web code. Good quality and well implemented code will make a website run faster and more smoothly. Badly coded website's may take longer to load webpages, particularly if there are scripts that need to run.

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