I consider myself a website designer rather than a front end developer who happens to know more than my fair share about wordpress, dotnetnuke and magento for what I consider to be my role. I enjoy doing the pretty stuff like photoshop,css and turning them all into websites that work. I dont mind coding them into CMS systems and am happy to go with whatever cms comes my way and tend to pick them up pretty quickly.
Question is: What differentiates a web designer from a developer and just how important is it that I take on the mighty jquery for my role and what would be the quickest way to learn it.
That could open a tin of worms! The designer/developer thing has been discussed many time in the past, and there are a few different viewpoints as to what is what, trouble is no-one is really right or wrong, it's similar the "what is art?" question.
In recent years web design and development has has become a set of specialist roles including (a very broad/simplistic description):
UI designers (User Interface, ie how a button is designed)
UX designers (User Experience. ie how the button behaves when the visitor uses it)
Front end developers (HTML/CSS/JS, ie creating the button and functions using HTML, CSS and JS)
Backend developers/Programmers (PHP, ASP, Databases, make the site do stuff when the button is clicked)
Content and marketing (writing copy and promoting the site so people click the button)
... to name a few.
This topic is now closed. New replies are no longer allowed.