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What education and training is required to become a web designer?

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01/25/2008

== == I.C.T SKILLS I guess or animation course

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A web designer/developer is responsible for the design, layout and coding of a website. They are involved with the technical and graphical aspects of a website - how the site works and how it looks. They can also be involved with the maintenance and update of an existing site. After establishing the target audience for a website and identifying the type of content it will host, a web designer/developer will: * write the programming code, either from scratch or by adapting existing website software and graphics packages to meet business requirements * test the website and identify any technical problems * upload the site onto a server and register it with different search engines. A web designer/developer normally works between 37 and 40 hours a week, 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Additional hours may be required to meet deadlines, which could include evenings and weekends. Salaries range from about £18,000 to £40,000 or more. A web designer/developer should: * have skills in software programming and graphics * have creativity and imagination * be adaptable and able to pick up new techniques * have good interpersonal and communication skills * keep up to date with advances in computer technology and how this affects the business environment Web designers/developers are employed across all industry sectors from finance and retail to public organisations. They may be employed directly by IT consultancies, software houses, web design agencies or work in an organisation's IT department. There are job opportunities throughout the UK, with a higher concentration in the South East. Most employers expect applicants to have a degree-level education, often with relevant work experience and vocational skills. A range of qualifications are available that provide a good grounding in web design, interactive design, graphic design and internet technology. Training is done on the job, and includes in-house and external training courses. As the IT industry continues to develop it is vital for web designers/developers to keep up to date with new software and technology. Professional qualifications can be obtained from various professional bodies, including the British Computer Society. The normal progression route for a web designer/developer is to become a senior or principal web designer/developer. Experienced web designers/developers can use their experience and knowledge to become self-employed.