What does a web designer do?

A web designer is an individual who has both the creative and technical talent to build and redesign websites to whatever their client specifications are. So, asking what does a web designer do is an easy question to answer but we are going to delve into more specifics on what they do, what they provide and the finished result on how they make their clients extremely happy every time. All you have to do is read on and be amazed by what a web designer can do for you in 2020.

What about web design?

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Although web design as we know It is a relatively new industry that has only been around for 25 years so to speak, it started in 1989 in actual fact with the birth of the World Wide Web. Over the last 20 years the internet has gained so much popularity that some websites have over a billion users a day and rising. So, you can see why web designers are very important in today’s world as the demand for web designers is rapidly increasing as the industry is constantly growing and evolving every month into something better.

What about the workplace of a web designer?

Every workplace is different with environment and atmosphere. However, since the web design industry is one of smart, talented and mostly young individuals you can expect a more relaxed atmosphere than a severely serious corporate one. You can expect a web designers office to be more of the open kind, with ideas flowing around the heads of several individuals and then being voiced in a professional manner. These types of places usually have smart/casual dress codes, which of course attracts young workers who have just come out of university. If you are lucky, you might even have flexible hours and the ability to work from home, but this is a rarity.

If you’re working as a web designer in a big corporation you might find a more traditional working environment. Meaning, suit, tie and trousers for the men and smart skirts and attire for the ladies. Especially if it is an all in-house web development team that has specific work hours.

If you are freelancing or a contractor then you can be working from home or different offices depending on what you’re doing. Working from home is always a job which is harder but always relies on your own home office and you get to dress the way you want.

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A web designers job explained

As you might have already guessed, a web designer has the main job of creating web pages and websites for companies and clients. All web designers have the ability to understand what is needed to create a functioning website which is easy to use, as well as, making it aesthetically pleasing to a user. So, there is a lot to consider when making a website for someone, whether it be the colour, branding, layout and more that we will dive into later.

Of course, the aesthetics of a website is extremely important as we mentioned previously. Selecting things like font, font size, layout, colour and company branding is something that creates a personality within the website. In addition to all of this you need to have an understanding about usability of a website and what has to be the upmost priority.

A great example of this in usability would be identifying the target audience that the website is made for. If the website is a flower shop, you’ll want something a bit brighter and perhaps make use of green colours, images of flowers you have and prices of bouquets and bundles etc. This will emphasise the fact that you are targeting people interested in these products instead of say building equipment. It is important to realise that a web designer has control of the website and how it becomes the finished product that their client has wanted and will adore.

At the end of the day, a web designer needs to have the ability to multitask on various different aspects and then put them together to create a website which is fully functional in today’s world. That might sound easier written down but it takes hours and hours to do this until you have figured out an efficient schedule for yourself.

Do you want to be a web designer?

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If you think you have the right personality, drive and experience to be a web designer at The Web Designer Group then simply take a look at our careers page and see if we have an opening that fits you. You can also give us a call on 0800 905 5999 and speak to one of our incredibly helpful staff members, as they will inform you about all you need to know about the benefits of working with us here at The Web Designer Group.

Are you looking for a web designer?

If you are searching for a web designer to create you a new website for your business or revamp your existing one, then The Web Designer Group is the company for you! Our websites are some of the best within the sector as you might be able to tell by our portfolio of over fifty websites. Please note, that these fifty are chosen out of the thousands that we create a year and are among the clients that we pleased the most with out incredible web designs.

Sufficed to say, if you are looking for a web designer then all you have to do is call us up on 0800 905 5999 and one of our sales team will guide you through the process. You can always contact us through one of the many contact us forms throughout our website as well, we usually get back as soon as we possibly can, however, if it is the weekend then there is a possibility that you will have to wait until Monday morning before we can get back in touch with you.