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Web Design Jobs

Web Designers plan, create and code web pages for charities, using both non-technical and technical skills to produce websites that fit their organisation's requirements. 

The term Web Developer is sometimes used interchangeably with Web Designer, but this can be confusing. Web developing is a more specialist role, focusing on the back-end development of a website and will incorporate, among other things, the creation of highly complex search functions.

Responsibilities & Duties for Web Design Roles

Web Designers are involved in the technical and graphical aspects of pages, producing not just the look of the website but determining how it works as well. Web designers might also be responsible for the maintenance of an existing site.

The recent growth in touchscreen phones and tablet devices has dictated a new way of designing websites, with the web designer needing to ensure that web pages are responsive no matter the type of device a viewer is using. Therefore the need to test websites at different stages of design on a variety of different devices has become an important aspect of the job

Skills Required for Web Design Jobs

Web Designers need to have a mix of creativity and technical skill.  Experience of or training in web design or other design will be required, and you should have an online portfolio of examples of your previous work available, whether paid or volunteer work.  

You will need a good working knowledge of HTML, and experience of writing web pages in a combination of codes. It could be useful if you a working knowledge of Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash and Fireworks, CSS, Javascript and .Net.