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The Types of Web Designers

May 8, 2012 IADT Orlando, Web Design and Development 0 Comments

Web DesignVarious types of Web designers navigate their way through cyberspace to create Web pages that seem to pop out of your computer screen. These designers have various levels of training and expertise, but they all aim to craft their Web pages to their audience's preferences. The types of designers can be broken into four categories.

Design
Web designers who only have a background in graphic design often have a keen eye for creating visually appealing websites. The websites feature advanced designs, but without extra training in website programming, developing the page can take a while. The placement of the sites after entering keywords in a search engine may also be lacking. These designers can benefit from a better understanding of programming and search engine optimization practices.

Programming
Website designers with a programming background are able to code the page and often can optimize a page so that its keywords will rank higher in search results. These Web designers are often well-educated in the most modern operating systems, which causes them to facilitate speedy use and effective layout for those who use the newest computers and browsers.

Template Users
Template users are more common now than ever because of the availability of companies that facilitate Web design by providing easy-to-use templates. These designers are limited in their ability to create Web pages because they are often restricted to the template in which they are operating. For example, a designer who is only familiar with designing on a template could lack the ability to specialize the website by using HTML coding. Template-only designers can also face technical problems when the program that they use has a glitch.

Professionals
Professional Web designers often have an education specifically geared toward designing Web pages. Their skills combine every aspect of the design process, including as programming, designing and optimizing. These designers sometimes use a template for quicker Web page development, but they are able to rewrite the template provided if needed.

Professionals often update websites to keep them current and at the top of search results. HTML is a part of a Web designer’s vocabulary and is used to specify the website to targeted needs. The professional is savvy at adding written content effectively or outsourcing written content that will make the page attractive. Understanding the client’s mission and the website’s goals are also priorities for the top Web designers. Learn more about the possibilities in a Web design degree program.

This article is presented by IADT-Orlando. Contact us today if you’re interested in developing marketable knowledge and career-relevant skills with an industry-current degree program from IADT-Orlando.

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