A Web designer is someone who designs Web pages. A Web designer is more focused on the look and feel of a website than how it works, and often uses WYSIWYG editors rather than diving into the HTML directly.
Web designers have the following skills:
- Some HTML
- Project management
Companies looking for Web designers are looking for people with a good aesthetic sense that can build and maintain websites that look good.
Web designers won't be asked to build Web programs or applications or maintain databases for data driven websites.
Web Designer is Used as a Catchall
Some people use the term Web Designer to refer to anyone who does anything on a website. Most freelancers refer to themselves as Web designers.
Be sure to read the job description carefully for any job you are applying for to make sure you meet the requirements.