In your country, what language do you need to be web designer?


#1

I’m very curious about this topic cause the definition of web designer is different from country to country, for example some countries define a web designer as a person who knows design and programing (Javascript and php etc).

I wanna know where you are from and which language you need to be web designer like the following.

Country : Japan
Language: HTML,CSS,*JavaScript, *wordpress

*As to JavaScript, you don’t have to know everything about it but at least how it works.
Plus you basically just need to know how to customize jQuery.

I really wanna know to what extent I should learn JS or php if I need to learn them as web designer in some countries.

Thanks in advance for your help !


#2

I’d recommend learning HTML,CSS and JS but you don’t need PHP to be a designer.


#3

Thank you very much for your reply !!

May I ask you where you are from and to what extent I should learn JS ?


#4

Sure. I’m from NZ.

JS – beginner to intermediate I guess. You can always build on that if you need to. There are also lots of UX roles that don’t require any coding experience at all.


#5

I’m trying to find job abroad, so your tips are informative !

My friend from UK also told me that I just need to know basic JS like just how it works.

I thought even web designer also had to understand and be able to code programming languages ( at least JS/ php) .


#6

Yup, that’s quite possibly true. There are so many different jobs and expectations that it’s very difficult to give an across-the-board answer.

Right, that is definitely an expectation but we’re specifically UX practitioners, which is very different to web or UI designers (although many people are both).


#7

Ahhh I see.

There are some Japanese blogs mentioning that you need to know JS/ php but NOT what extent you have to learn programming to work as web designer abroad so I was very wondering about it.

UX designer seems interesting and attractive job!

Do you know any other countrie’s situation ?

Like what languages do they expect you to understand as web designer ?

(Ofc it depends on the company as you said)


#8

You might be better off getting this info on a design/developer forum like https://www.sitepoint.com/community/ because UX is a very different field so we’re not really the right audience for this question.

That said, you’re very welcome to stay if you want to learn more about UX. :slight_smile:


#9

Thanks for your recommendation and I’ll check it out !