One thing is a given, should you decide to enter the said industry, you surely are one passionate individual in terms of digital technology, thus, choosing between whatever specialty you want to venture into should not be a big issue nor a concern to you. You surely have been reading and had been exposed in this field, thru school learning, training or even apprenticeship, perhaps something you would want to continue or perhaps may even be something that you have been dreaming of to be one of the known web designer there is in the industry.
Here are a few skill set that you need to have, such that surely will make you a successful Web Designer in the said industry.
• Artistically Inclined and High Creativity Skills
The fact that your job will primarily focus working on the front end part of web sites, you should be artistically inclined by nature, else, you would be one of those designers that makes weak conceptualized designs, if it can even be categorized as conceptualized or if can even be considered a design. The designs that were so simple then, started with static web pages which over the years evolved to dynamic web pages, which now are interactive websites. Highly considering the number of web sites that had been published over the internet over the last few decades had perhaps shown almost all possible creative skills from each Web Designer, you should be really that creative, else you do not have a chance to even compete in this industry.
• Holistic Skills
You should be an all rounded person in terms of designing, as you normally would start from scratch; you are to start a concept with a given idea that normally would also start from you. A Web Designer often works alone, unless you work for a web development company that normally has more than a single designer that are assigned to different aspects of web designing, each having their own set of specialties I terms of doing designing. As a Web Designer, apart from web design applications that you should know, you should at least be knowledgeable in photo editing and design applications and as well as simple programming languages such as Java Scripting, CSS, CGI and HTML.
These are the basic characters that a good Web Designer must have, nonetheless, these are not just the ones needed to make you be a good Web Designer.