Attention: Web Designers Should Not Know How To Code Websites
Web Designers are NOT Web Developers, case in point. I’ve seen a few blog posts around the internet with most saying that Web Designers should know HTML and CSS, I think that is a pretty ridiculous statement to make.
Two different professions, two different sets of skills required and yet everyone seems to think a designer should be able to design a site and then code it, that’s wrong.
Don’t get me started on businesses that insist on hiring a web designer and coder in one, it’s cost cutting and just unrealistic to expect a decent designer to also be a decent coder. It’s like hiring an architect and expecting them to know how to build their own buildings, plain ridiculous.
This is not a two sided argument, designers are designers and developers are developers. The end.
It’s the job of a web developer to educate a web designer on what is possible and hence why there are two separate roles for both professions.