WEBSITE DESIGNER

 

WEBSITE DESIGNER

 

A BRIEF INTRO

Website designing has two aspects – creative and technical. The creative side involves visualization and conceptualization. The technical is about converting the layouts into HTML and giving effects with help of Java Script and AJAX. A web designer surfs  the Internet or banks on his won creativity to make a template. Once the client approves the template, the technical work stars

TYPICAL WORK SCHEDULE

9:30 am:  Start work-browse the Internet to scrutinize the websites of the client’s competitors, make a template and show it to the boss for approval

1-1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm:  If the client does not like the design, redo it. If the delivery deadline is the same day, stay back in office till the work is over – whether by 9 pm, 10 pm or 4 am

SALARY STRUCTURE

Practitioners (who may not have a degree) earn Rs. 10,000 to 15,000 per month in the beginning. However, for graduates, it’s about Rs. 2.5 lakh per annum. At the middle management level, it is around Rs. 9 lakh per annum for a graphic or web designer who has a team of three to five people and a Master’s degree. At the Senior Managerial Level, it averages around Rs. 18 lakh per annum for a creative director

DESIRED QUALITIES

  • Oodles of imagination, willingness to experiment and learn
  • Ability to understand a brief clearly, come up with original creative solutions and bring them alive on the web
  • Analytical thinking
  • Team spirit, because most of the time, design is not a solitary journey
  • Ability to sit at the computer for long hours

HOW DO I GET THERE ?

After class XII, you could join a web designing course. To become a designer, you need to learn about the web, HTML (Hyper Text Mark-up Language), Photoshop, software like Dreamweaver and Flash, CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) and at least one language such as ASP, ASP.NET or PHP

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PROS AND CONS

  • You get to learn the latest technology
  • You update yourself by browsing the Internet
  • Interesting and creative job
  • Long hours, especially if the client wants a world-class site
  • Low pay, if compared to software developers
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