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Web Design VS Web Development
Hello i am thinking About Starting a Career in Web Development Freelance. But my Question is Do I have To Know Web Design to get a career or Can o get by Just Simply Coding Websites. also i am not a artist but more technical person but i do want to start working as a web developer . please anyone has any advice were to begin also what should in know about Web coding.
Scott Evans4,236 Points
I myself am like you, more technical than i am creative. I currently have a career doing web development as well.
The way i look at it, you could split this down into 3 separate categories.
Web Design - Web designers are very creative and artistic, these are the guys who usually create captivating designs using Adobe Photoshop or other similar software.
Web Design Developers - These sort of people have ability on both sides of the fence. They are able to create designs when needed, and create graphics, but they also have a deep understanding of how to convert a web design into a working HTML website. Some of these types of people take it even further often having some understanding of functionality based languages like PHP or ASP.
If you would like anymore specific advice, or in-depth information, don't hesitate to comment or post again and i will be happy to help!
Scott Evans (PHP, iOS, Linux, Web Developer)
Erik Drouhard16,500 Points
Hey Johnathan, IMO, you don't necessarily need to know Design at a high level. However, it would certainly help you to be familiar with web design concepts. Creating web experiences is collaborative and the more you know the better off you'll be when interacting with people coming from other disciplines.