Most of us either love surfing our way through various websites or have to in order to complete some work at hand. The World Wide Web has become an indispensable part of our daily lives and so have the websites. If concepts like “what goes behind designing the websites” interest you and you are good at computer that website designing is your thing! One doesn’t need a professional degree to be a web designer, a little inquisitive mind, good aesthetic sense and knowledge of a few softwares can land you in the highly rewarding world of web designing.
Thinking what it takes to be a web designer? For an entry-level web designer, it important to possess a working knowledge of the following computer programmes and softwares.
- Flash and Fireworks
As a web designer it is important to understand and put to practice what makes a good interface. Understanding clients’ requirements and accordingly designing the websites is the primary requirement of a good web designer. Some web designers choose to restrict themselves to just the designing bit of the websites, whereas some also get into the programming and coding of the website.
Course / Training
With websites becoming an integral part of a company’s branding exercise, web designers are always in demand. For someone who wishes to pursue web designing can start as early as class X. There are a lot of institutes and polytechnics that offer professional as well as hobby courses in web designing. There is apparently no rigorous entrance procedure for institutes offering degrees and diplomas in web designing. These courses are aimed to help students gain expertise in softwares such as MS Excel and MS Access, understand the basics of designing database and performing queries and generating reports. Along with such basic works, such courses also help students learn advance programming tools such as HTML5, CSS3, Java script, MySQL, web application development with PHP and lots more.
List of Institutes for undergrad and post-grad courses in Web Designing
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There are many opportunities for web designers. Web designers can work in-
- Companies that maintain / own websites
- Companies that have e-commerce portals
- Website Development companies
- Advertising agencies
- Graphic designing houses
- TV production houses
Web designers can also work as freelancers and can attract plenty of money using their entrepreneurship skills.
Fresher who join as a web designer can earn anything between Rs 14,000 – Rs 15,000 per month. With a little experience and further skill enhancement, the salary of a web designer can earn approximately Rs 50,000 per month and more. Web designers must also try to work on their skills related to UI designing. With almost all retail companies introducing their online portals, UI designing is the next logical step for web designers.