Website designers, sometimes known as web authors, design the pages that make up a website. They use a combination of programming techniques and web design software to build a new site or enhance an existing one. A good web designer will need knowledge of \\\\\\\'front end\\\\\\\' concepts (how the site looks), and \\\\\\\'back end\\\\\\\' systems (how it works). In other words, they need to be technically proficient but also creatively minded.
- have a knowledge of internet programming and coding
- have a good working knowledge of the major design software
- have a strong interest and ability in design
- possess strong problem-solving skills, together with a logical and analytical approach to work
- be capable of explaining technical matters to people who may have little knowledge of IT
- be able to work to deadlines
New entrants start at between £15,000 and £18,000 a year. Experienced designers may earn up to £25,000. Senior designers or those with specialist knowledge may earn £30,000 or higher.