What does a web designer do?

What does a web designer do?

If you ask this question to the programmer, he will say: he looks at the monitor for a long time and does nothing :)
Michael CEO&Founder

Printed 2010-11-20

What does a web designer do? If you ask this question to the programmer, he will say: he looks at the monitor for a long time and does nothing :)

Seriously, there are at least three answers to this question. Let's sort them out. 

Site layouts

The most logical meaning of the term "web designer" is very simple. If a graphic designer, for example, makes design layouts for printing, then a web designer makes design layouts for use on the Internet. This is, first of all, the layouts of the sites themselves. 

A web designer makes (preferably, together with a marketer) a prototype of a future site. He then draws the website design , starting from the main page. It works on the appearance of internal pages and interface elements. 

If the site is simple and is going to the designer, the result of the work of the web designer will not be a layout, but a practically finished site that will only need to be filled with content. 

Who is web designer? 

The English meaning of these words sometimes implies that the web designer not only draws the design, but also makes the layout and installs the site on the control system. It turns out a multi-armed "site builder." 


The most terrible understanding of the words "web designer" suggests that this is a person who is fully engaged in the site. Perhaps he is not able to draw a decent design layout, but he monitors the site on the hosting, connects the Yandex metric to it, changes the banners on the main page, and so on. In general, he does everything that a webmaster or a whole set of specialists should do in a good way, starting with a content manager and an SEO specialist. 

As you can see, what exactly does a web designer do depends on the specific situation and the meaning that is put into the name of this position / profession. The main thing is to do it beautifully :)

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