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Know the game
A web designer creates the visual elements of a website such as colors, layout, formatting, etc. He/She must have a good grasp of design fundamentals and learn how to use the main design software. Graphic and web designers are often considered equals as both of them must have great computer graphic skills and use similar software, but they are not the same. Web design requires specific knowledge of the field and certain technical skills.