The Required Skills of a Web Designer

I attempted to research the key professional qualities a web designer should have in the year 2006. It is based on a questionnaire containing 14 statements, and requirements extracted from web design job postings. The participants of the questionnaire, mainly TYPO3 Australia mailing list subscribers, rated these statements on a scale of 5 to 1 (5 is agreeing most and 1 is agreeing least). Following, are the statements.

A web designer must:

Data Analysis

Skills Rated by 13 Industry Professionals - Part 1 Skills Rated by 13 Industry Professionals - Part 2 Data Comparison


The key qualities of a web designer in 2006 are:

  1. Writing web markup;
  2. Writing Javascript;
  3. Image editing;
  4. Creating useable sites;
  5. Being standards compliant.

These result is not solid due to the small amount of gathered data: only 5 job descriptions and 13 questionnaire participants.