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What Kind of Web Designer Should You Become?

There are various Web Design Jobs, and Different Aptitudes for Each


There are so many different job titles and job descriptions for Web workers that it can be bewildering to try to find one that suits you. When I did a quick search on the About.com Search Jobs site, I found 8 different titles in just the first 10 results.

Some of the common titles include:

  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Web Writer
  • Web Producer
  • Freelancer

Unless you decide to freelance, you need to figure out a title that is close to what you want to do. I think of the work as encompassing: design, programming, writing, and HTML. If you're interested in graphics or layout the Web designer position might interest you. While if you're more interested in programming and scripting, then looking for a job as a Web developer or Web programmer might fit the bill.

But how do you decide which is best for you? I've compiled some questions to help you decide. Read through the following profiles to decide if you should become:

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