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A Lucrative Career in Web Designing

A career in web designing is the perfect option for people having a creative bent of mind or an inherent sense of design.

Web Designers are hugely in demand in IT, web hosting, and software companies and can be absorbed in various fields like advertising agencies, audio-visual media agencies, publishing houses, design studios, educational institutes or marketing firms.

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Several well established and renowned web designers also work as freelancers and design websites for smaller organizations.

The growth, however, depends on creativity and experience!

Web designing, a comparatively new discipline, is concerned with designing web pages and sites.

While web designers typically need to have basic designing skills, such as understanding of drawing and ability for crafting aesthetically pleasing amalgamations of colors and forms, they also should know all about web-specific design factors like screen resolution, usability, image compression, website architecture, and accessibility.

Web designers do everything, right from designing the “look and feel” of the website to integrating features like e-commerce, search engine optimization, animation, advertising or interactive applications.

They do all of this parallelly, ensuring that the design of the website is optimized for the technologies supporting it.

 

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What it’s like

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If you pursue web designing, you’ll have to stay abreast of the swiftly changing technologies.

And also be aware of newer techniques, technologies, and design standards that are being constantly developed in the field to try and meet the ever-increasing demands for more electrifying web designs and functionalities.

Website designers are typically accountable for the layout, colour schemes and the overall design of a website. However, it is not just about making a website aesthetically pleasing.

Expert web designers also make it extremely easy for visitors to navigate through websites and find exactly what they are looking for.

They should also know how to assist websites rank higher in search engines and where to position advertisements so that they are successful.

They are typically the creative kinds, but broad knowledge of computers is also needed as even simple designing needs some sort of coding and programming familiarity.

Requirements:

Web designing job opportunities require a bachelor’s degree in graphic designing, fine arts, visual arts, or related fields. But increasingly, universities and institutes are offering expert degrees in such fields as there is a growing demand for user interface and information design.

Besides, several degree programs in computer science now offer awareness in website architecture and other web designing related fields.

But, the Web is developing so swiftly that conventional university programs might appear excessively cumbersome for prospective web designers.

So if you are eager to pursue the profession, then consider opting for a specialized course in the area that interests you from either a renowned college or private institute.

Least of all, web designers have to be familiar with JavaScript and HTML and understand how web graphics like GIFs and JPEGs work.

They should also be adept with industry specific graphic-design software like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

The multimedia industry has several companies that develop new and advanced design tools regularly, but the industry is clearly dominated by applications from Adobe, including Shockwave, Director and Flash.

Course Details

Various colleges and institutes in India provide a degree in Web Designing.

The following list includes the names of some of the leading animation colleges and institutes in India.

These institutes offer courses that range from six months to two years.

  • Industrial Design Centre (IDC), IIT Bombay
  • Toonz Academy (multiple campuses)
  • Birla Institute of Technology, Noida
  • Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) (multiple campuses)
  • Indian Institute of Digital Art & Animation (IIDAA), Kolkata
  • Arena Animation (multiple campuses)
  • FX SCHOOL Mumbai
  • Frameboxx Animation
  • Picasso Animation College

Career Tracks:

Web designing has a huge scope in India, thanks to the booming IT and dotcom industry. Almost all companies, who wish to create their own websites, look out for qualified and trained web designers.

The titles used to illustrate positions in Web designing are not standard by any means and a lot of times the terms “Web developer” and “Web designer” are used interchangeably.

The subsequent job titles summarize the main careers available in Web designing across levels.

Web graphic designer:

Web graphic designer is an entry-level role which requires knowledge of design-tool software.

A graphic designer’s expertise lies in creating graphic elements for websites, which includes buttons, banner ads, and other navigational essentials.

Web designer:

A Web designer can dabble in several things, from doing simple graphic designing to being responsible for the entire creation of a website.

Web designers combine textual, graphic, and other elements of a website to create an attractive layout.

User interface designer

UI designers are responsible for giving visitors to a site an overall experience that includes presentation, layout, and navigation.

UI designers interact a lot with marketing and other departments to create the right corporate image for organizations.

UI designers also have the expertise in the areas of human factors and aesthetics to ensure that a site turns out clear and easy to use.

Conclusion

The career scope for web designers is virtually endless. With so many well paying career paths, and no dearth of job opportunities in good companies, one can have little doubt over the fact that pursuing web designing is one of the best career decisions you can take, especially if creativity, colors, and shapes are your forte.

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Comments
  1. Hi Sonali, you have said it all, Web Designers are hugely in demand in IT, web hosting, and software companies and can be absorbed in various fields like advertising agencies, audio-visual media agencies, publishing houses, design studios, educational institutes or marketing firms.
    The sky is just the limit for web designers!!

  2. Hi Nisha

    Very useful post indeed.

    The field of web designing still in its infancy though US and Canada have already experienced the dot com bubble which means the things looks apparent are not as valuable as they actually are. But despite this it has to still grow because only 10% of offline world has so far shifted to online.

    It is one of the founding field of whole online world. Without a blog or website or registering in any other site one can’t work online. It shows the importance of this field and those who are just getting its training will surely not only get a good job but will grow more and more professionally.

    You well described all the points showing the importance and scope of this field wonderfully.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi

    Good article thanks.

    You make the important point (that my first web-designer omitted to tell me!) that just having a website isn’t enough – it’s important to know about getting the site out in front of people because without traffic even the most beautiful and well designed site is wasted.

    Have a great weekend. Joy

  4. Hi Sonali,

    Currently, Web Designing is one of the most popular profession as well as demand-able too. Anyone can build a bright future with web designing and make huge money and honors.

  5. Hello Edith,

    Welcome to my blog. Thanks for visiting this article.and leaving your feedback.

    I will look forward to see you around. Have a nice day!

  6. Hi Muba,

    You are so right here. We designing industries leading now. Every small or big entrepreneur/start-up or well established industries are having their website.

    So, well trained web designers can get this job easily and move their career ahead with the growth of online world.

    Thanks for visiting y and leaving your wonderful feedback with us.

    Have a great day ahead!

  7. Hi Joy,

    Thanks for coming by and sharing your views with us. Have a good day ahead!

  8. Hi Manik,

    Most welcome to my blog.

    You are so correct that web designers can boost their career with this skill. Because, online industries are leading now and everybody wants their online presence with the beautiful websites/logos.

    Thanks for coming by here. Have a nice day ahead!

  9. Hi Nisha and Sonali,
    Great information. Web design is indeed a lucrative career option now that many organizations and businesses are going online.

    I’m involved in web design myself and we’ve seen the number of local businesses that are looking for web designers greatly increase.

    This number will only go up so there is a great opportunity in this industry.

    Nice share. This will help many people.

    ~Norbert

  10. Hi Nisha

    You are spot on that Website Design is a most needed skill on the internet. You talk about the requirements involved in Web designing which is most important as the online space keeps increasing. I also love the career tracks on web designing as people can chose an area in the field.

    I agree with Mi Muba that website designing is still in its infancy stage. So it is a promising field for anyone who is thinking of a career. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Hi Nisha,
    Talking of web designing, I think it’s a professional career, every new establishment over here in Nigeria make a move to start having a website, and thats Big – Big deal for web-designers.

    Nice article here, thanks for sharing

  12. Hi!!

    Definitely a lot of ways to branch from web design.

    I’ve worked with a lot of people with varying skillsets who started with web design. It’s awesome because you know they honed their craft and worked really hard to acquire new skills.

    I’ve also met some people that just stayed with web design and didn’t really improve. I guess the “drive” separates them.

    Cool post Nisha!

  13. Hi Norbert,

    Thanks for your kind words. Yes, web design is a great career option now for every person.

    Good to know that you are also involved in web designing field. Yes, this field is growing day by day.

    Thanks for visiting by and sharing your thoughts with us. Have a wonderful day ahead!

  14. Hi Ikechi,

    Yes, web design is much needed skill for the web users and most probably for bloggers/internet marketers. If they know web designing, they can easily update their blog’s or website’s design.

    Thanks for visiting by and sharing your feedback with us. I really appreciate your comment here.

    Have a wonderful day ahead1

  15. Hi Larry,
    Very true, Web designing is leading now days. Every big or small company having their own website. So, there are lot of woks for web designers.

    Thanks you for stopping by. Have a nice day!

  16. Hi Dennis,

    Yes, there are a vary of guys who knows web designing. But, succeed only who loves to design and research new things every time. Because, people want unique and trendy look.

    Web designing is a great career for them who are passionate about it.

    Thanks for the wonderful feedback here. I really appreciate your presence.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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