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Web Designer vs Web Developer

Most of the time in Malaysia, people are confusing between web designer and web developer. In their mind, they are thinking both of them are in the same position. For instance,  they will think web designer can develop a CMS website or eCommerce Website. But, they are wrong, a Web designer cannot develop CMS website and eCommerce website. This is only the web developer can do that.

What does a Web Designer do?

Web Designer Job Scope

A Web Designer job scope is focused on the look and feel of the website, In other words, we call it as User Interface (UI), some of the expert web designers will consider of the User Experience (UX) as well.

Web Designer Skill Needed

Their main skill is Creative Graphics Skill, Layout Design, Color Palettes, Typography, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Their personality is Strong Intuition, creativity, and imagination.

Software Commonly Used

Web Designer Salary

According to Payscale, The average pay for a Web Designer is RM 35.00 per hour. The average pay for a Web Designer is RM 35,411 per year. Divide by 12 months is RM2,950 per month. 

What does a Web Developer do?

Web Developer Job Scope

A Web Developer job scope is focused on creates the inner workings of websites.

Web Developer Skill Needed

They mainly skill needed are CSS preprocessors (ie. LESS or Sass), Front-end Frameworks (eg. jQuery, Bootstrap), PHP, .NET, Python, C, Ruby, MYSQL, SQL &, etc. Their personality is Logic, Linear thinking, and Technical.

Software Commonly Used

Web Developer Salary

According to Payscale, The average pay for a Web Developer is RM 35.00 per hour. The average pay for a Web Developer is RM 37,229 per year. Divide by 12 months is RM3,102 per month. 

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Web Designer and Web Developer Workflow

Normally Web Designer and Web Developer are work together. Web designers create the mock-up of a website. Once the client side confirms the mock-up, Web Designer will proceed with the HTML, CSS & JavaScript coding. Then the completed set of HTML will pass to Web Developer. Web Developer will do the integration with the CMS system such as WordPress. Both web designers and web developers only have one goal – to create a simple and user-friendly website to enhance the web experience.

Conclusion

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