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What does a good web designer need to know?

Consumed => “Should Web Designers Know HTML and CSS?” by Michael Tuck on Six Revisions.

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Hey Michael. Nice job. Cheers.

To know or not to know? To code or not to code? Obviously, there are quite a few views of this cube out there. Apparently there is no THE question .

Allow me to flip the question over…If you’re a “designer” and you wish to stay employed (i.e., add value to your employer and/or clients) what’s necessary to do that?

Or put another way, being able to code is not going to lessen your value. Understanding the basics of coding is not going to lessen your value. Having no idea about even the fundamentals of HTML / CSS (and even some scripting) could very well be the difference between you and the next guy/gal.

IMHO, we live in a world that is increasing less and less silo’ed. Your immediate role might not require some tools, but that’s not to say knowing them and how they fit isn’t important. (Pardon the double negative, please.) The less you understand the less likely you are to be part of key project conversations.

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