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Web design and programming?

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01-27-2011, 05:37 AM
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Is it possible to be a web programmer or/and coder (whatever) without being a web designer? I am not good in designing things but website coding and programming seem to be doable for me.

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01-27-2011, 06:37 AM
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All I do is coding and I'm doing fine. None of the serious programmers I know can design at all. Just subcontract designers and you will be fine.

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01-27-2011, 02:31 PM
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When I started just coding and had no design experience, I just messed around with color based layouts when I needed one, but it was never needed to know design.

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That's good news, thanks for sharing. So, I think it is safe to assume that someone can be a web designer without being a coder? What is more demanded in the market today then, a designer or a coder?

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it's even. it depends on your skill set and how you market it. small places want a jack of all trades person because it'll keep costs down and they generally aren't picky on what you give them. something on an enterprise scale will want specialists - and it's sometimes a 50:50 toss up between being brought in as an inhouse operator or getting a nice ongoing contract.

again, whether it's for designing or programming is all relative to the business and what you can do.

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i think as one of the member suggested just delegate the work of designing to someone else..that shall help..may good coders are not good designers...nothing to feel negative about

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It's possible to a web programmer or a web designer only, but I am trying to learn more about web programming. I think it can help make a person a better designer.

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Originally Posted by noboss View Post
That's good news, thanks for sharing. So, I think it is safe to assume that someone can be a web designer without being a coder? What is more demanded in the market today then, a designer or a coder?
There is demand for both. If design doesn't come easy to you it is probably unwise to start going towards that.

I personally prefer to be a specialist, generally speaking they make more money down the road. The way I've always seen it is that if you are a jack of all trades, you are a master of none.

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Originally Posted by Village Genius View Post
The way I've always seen it is that if you are a jack of all trades, you are a master of none.
I completely agree. I've only come across 1 or 2 people that can do both well, and I've been designing sites for a long time. I like to focus on what I'm good at, and hire out what I'm not good at. That way, my clients get the best results.

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I agree with you about being a specialist rather than a generalist. If I were buying a laptop, I would go to a reputable computer store instead of a super mall where you can find everything including kitchen sinks there.

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