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Is web design a safe career if you are average at programming?

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by dreadlord88, Dec 3, 2018.

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    Some questions:
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    1. Is it easy to work for a company's site and if yes what kind of work do you usually do?

    2. Since there are a lot of customizing softwares like elementor and visual composer, what kind of services can a web designer sell as a freelancer that make him better than the other choices?

    3. Do you have to constantly practise and learn modern technologies in order to compete and find work?

    4. Is it good idea to learn web design and have it in your arsenal as a backup profession in case your main business fails? or is it a waste of time if you don't plan to constantly practise it?
     
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    dreadlord88, Dec 3, 2018 IP
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    Web design is a competitive market. Especially with automation tools available for anyone to design a website... Anyone with little skills can put a site together. But, there is plenty of opportunities for web designers who are creative in their marketing. Local and offline clients are easier to get if you approach them and they like and trust you. Bottom line, be creative in how you market your web design business and you'll get business. You also have to have an interest in design so that it's fun for you to learn new developments in the web design industry. Hope this helped.
     
    Abraham Cherian, Dec 3, 2018 IP
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    Thank you dreadlord88! I appreciate it.
     
    Abraham Cherian, Dec 3, 2018 IP
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    If you want to be a successful programmer, you need to learn constantly.
    You constantly need to upgrade your knowledge.

    Web design is a very creative job, but you need to know what you are doing.
    It is not all about design, it also needs to function.
    Someone who buys the website that you have developed needs to know how to use it.
    An average person doesn't know much about coding, so you are there to make their life easier.

    Goog luck!
     
    Larry Anderson, Dec 6, 2018 IP
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    if you prioritize web designing, You should have creativity. But If you have perfect programming knowledge, Then you don't pay attention for designing section. Because Programmers can earn high.
     
    designgenie, Jan 8, 2019 IP
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    If I could do it all over again I would skip web development all together. Too much competition for too little pay. Instead I would go for something more in demand like learning AWS, Python, Java, Hadoop, and Spark. I would still learn JavaScript though as it has many uses outside of websites. Websites are now mostly designed in Photoshop by graphic designers then those designs are implemented by developers. Large companies typically outsource the work to well known design firms. Smaller companies typically complain about pricing thanks to products like GoDaddy's website tonight, and wix.
     
    shofstetter, Feb 1, 2019 IP
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    well like everyone above suggested, it's all about creativity and the willingless to continue learning and expanding your knowlegde and views as it concerns this highly competitive industry. However, with the availability of varied frameworks and web and page builders, the bar has kinda been reduced and peeps with zero coding ability can kickstart their careers utilizing these highly responsive tools. The DIV page builder and Bootstrap framework are examples of these kinda tools/ I have seen dudes on Fiverr with no sort of experience, getting gigs, just because they know a thing or two on working with these tools for profit. However, if you want to stay ahead of the competition, then understanding the basics and semantics of what a good web page should look like is one that is truly important
     
    chinemeremz, Feb 1, 2019 IP
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    In my opinion it is better to work together with someone. For example, write the code yourself, and give the design to another person. Or vice versa. It is the fast way to make money and become a strong specialist in your specific)

    Excellent guys, for example, can be these guys:
    https://breakthruweb.com/

    Start your search and you will quickly find your specialist.
     
    Peter Summers, Feb 8, 2019 IP
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    When you're making websites, this means that, in the broadest sense, you're solving a business problem. A website exists to realize a business goal.
    It's your job as a designer to help the business by making sure that as many users as possible fulfill the business goal and to help the users navigate the website so that they can fulfill their own goal.
     
    Gracie Tallis Fetch, Mar 6, 2019 IP