If you are an aspiring web designer who wants to delve into the world of web design, you need to understand that web design is a very broad range of skillset that you need to learn. However, if you have no idea where to start or what things you need to learn, then it’s really a huge waste of time. Here, I will enumerate the skills that a web designer must have, at least two or three of these can be great. Here are some of the most important skills a web designer must have. But before we delve, I just want to make it clear that you don’t need to master each and every skill here, you need to focus on one or two to master and learn the basics of everything.


Of course, this is the very basic. Everyone who works online should know at least a little about HTML. This is an acronym for hypertext markup language, and is the structure of websites. If you think about websites as a building, HTML is the frame or foundations that hold the entire building in order for it to take shape.


CSS is another technology or web language that is often accompanied by HTML. You could say that they are a lovely couple because HTML and CSS are really built for one another. CSS is the one who sets the design rules or the language you use to add a presentation or design to your HTML. By the way, CSS means cascading stylesheets. Back to the building theory, if HTML is the frame, CSS is the paint and design that will add beauty to your building.


JavaScript is different from the other two because you can consider it as a programming language. Well, in a better term and professional environment, JavaScript is a scripting language. This adds interactivity to your website. Things like form validation, click events, pop-ups and the like are made possible by JavaScript. Back to the building situation, if HTML is the structure, CSS is the design; JavaScript is the wiring and electricity that adds shine, beauty, technology, power and light to your building.


SEO and web design are two things that goes hand in hand because SEO needs to be incorporated into the website’s core codes. SEO is the acronym for search engine optimization and it’s a method of increasing your website’s visibility in search engines. Well, you could say that after your building is fully constructed, you need advertisements to make sure that your building gets known by people from all over the city.

There are other skills that a web designer needs to learn but these are the most important ones, especially HTML and CSS.