21233 – Web designers



21233 – Web designers
Web designers develop and create the visual presentation, layout and functionality of the Web sites and related applications. They are responsible for ensuring that the Web site is easy to use, and that the information is easy to access. Web designers are employed in computer software development firms, information technology consulting firms, information technology units throughout the private and public sectors, advertising agencies or they may be self-employed.


Index of titles
Interactive media consultant
Internet site designer
Intranet site designer
Multimedia consultant
Web designer
Web site designer


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Establish design guidelines, standards and optimal design practices
Maintain the appearance of Web sites by applying content standards
Designing visual imagery for Web sites and ensuring that it is consistent with the organization image
Integrate features and functionalities into Web sites
Create and optimize content for the Web site using a variety of graphics, database, animation and other software
Test and improve the design of a Web site
May lead and coordinate multidisciplinary teams to develop Web site graphics, content, capacity and interactivity


Employment requirements
A bachelor's degree in computer science or graphic design or completion or a college program in computer science, graphic arts, or Web design is required.
Experience as a graphic designer is usually required.


Additional information

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