Qualities All Web Designers Should Have

By on December 19, 2012

So, you want to be a web designer? Do you think you have what it takes? If you love the Internet and know what needs done to a website to make it work well and look good at the same time, you could be a web designer. However, there are more traits needed to become a web designer than just loving the Internet and knowing how to design a website. Here are some qualities all web designers should have.

Imagination
 
Designing a website takes lots of imagination to make it look great as well as work well. If you have the imagination and lots of creativity, you are on your way to becoming a web designer.

HTML
 
Every web designer must know HTML. It doesn’t matter if you are using Joomla or anything else; every website needs to have HTML in it for it to function right. Therefore, every web designer must know HTML. Don’t forget you will also need to know CSS and other programming languages.

SEO
 
Although SEO isn’t a part of web design, you should know about it anyway if you want to be a web designer because you will most likely be asked to not only provide them with a well-made website but they might also ask you to optimize it for the web as well. Optimizing a website for the web will help bring in the traffic.

Partnership Ability
 
Although the web designer is doing all of the work on the website, they should also include the website owner in the process of the design. If you, the web designer, makes sure the person who hired you to design their website knows everything you are doing, this is great. It is good for you two to become partners in the whole process. This way if they want something changed they will feel comfortable telling you about the change they need or want done.

Communication Skills
 
A web designer should also have good communication skills as well. This way the web designer and the website owner can exchange ideas and keep the ideas flowing with each other. A good web designer should always be open for new ideas from the website owner because it is, after all, their website.

Deadline Oriented
 
A good web designer will also make a deadline for the website and keep that deadline. If they decide to just take as long as they want on the project, it could take a very long time to get done. However, if they make a deadline and stick to it, the website will be done within that time frame.

Latest Web Design Techniques
 
A good web designer will use the latest web design techniques such as HTML, CSS and other programming languages.

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