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Becoming a web designer means you are responsible for the way web pages appear on the Internet. Your overall goal should be to make the client feel satisfied with your work. Being efficient in graphic design and having effective communication skills are a few of the many traits you should have as a website designer. Web designers are in charge of how a website is going to look, feel, and the message that it is going to give off. You will either meet with clients or speak with them on the phone to get a better idea as to what they are searching for. Discussions may involve determining the layout of the site, colors involved, and where major illustrations or photos are going to sit. The ultimate goal of a web designer is to have a clear understanding of what the client is searching for so that he or she is able to deliver a strong final product.

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Once the client and web designer are on even terms as to the concept of the site, construction of the site begins. You need to be very fluent with HTML and other computer language. After all, proper coding is the foundation of any great looking website. Designers should have superb knowledge in HTML extensions as well as other interactive building blocks of the web pages. For example, you must be able to add features like download buttons and clickable e-mail icons so that other users are able to engage the site. Another important skill to have as a web designer is the ability to create web pages which can be seen on any severs. Basically, the final product should be compatible with "Internet Explorer" and "Mozilla Firefox." In order to accomplish this, a thorough understanding of sever compatibility is required. The designer should also know how to use intricate computer languages like Java Script.

Website Design Degree Training

Premium web designers usually have a solid background in fine arts and graphic design. Other courses in computer science don't hurt to have either. Depending on your level of skill and whether or not you choose to work for yourself, you may end up taking four, two, or no years of college courses. Some of the best web designers on the market are self-taught and make a living by helping clients create desirable websites.

Getting the Job

Again, you can either work for yourself or you can work for a web design company. Working for yourself has many benefits: you dictate your own hours, work with as many clients as you would like, and you are free to design whatever you like. On the downside, being self-employed also means taking full responsibility when something goes wrong. Working for a web design company can also be very beneficial. Here, you are able to gain extensive knowledge about various skill sets and possibly make a lot more money.

Potential Earnings and Benefits

Web designers typically make about $50,000 to $75,000 per year. This number is really based on who you are employed by and your level of skill. There have been college students who have been known to make between $25 and $50 per hour doing web design for clients. If you are an experienced designer with years of experience you can easily charge double that amount of make a very decent living. This is a career which can be quite challenging and also allows you to show-off your artistic ability and web programming skills. Find website design training for either a certificate or degree from any of the schools below. Be sure to ask them about their career placement and financial aid options.

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