Do I Need to Know Coding to Become a Web Designer?

Coding as a Web Designer

Before now, web designers were obliged to first of all learn some coding languages (like HTML, CSS, JavaScript) before they could build a website.

Recently, the trend has shifted tremendously.

Today, you do not need to know how to code to become a web designer. It’s entirely possible to have a successful web design career without having complete knowledge in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. 

Content Management Systems (CMS) have emerged that permit one to build a highly functional website without writing code. Such is WordPress, Joomla, etc.

However, knowing some coding languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP will give you the ability to customize websites as much as needed.

Coding knowledge will also permit you to have an advantage over those who don’t when applying for a job. We therefore encourage you that, as a progressive step, learn HTML and CSS, and progressively also learn JavaScript and PHP as you advance in your web design career.

Having a mastery of these coding languages will enable you to build more complex websites with more customized  functionalities. 

Today, as technology has advanced and there are more and more multiple ways and platforms to learn coding, financial resources to do this are less likely to become an obstacle.

There are many free websites and mobile applications that can permit you to learn coding/programming for entirely free. We will mention here as a recommended website where you can learn coding and earn a certificate. It is primarily free.

Worthy to note is, earning a certificate is just as good as having physical evidence that you have gone through some learning process. The underlying watchword will be constant learning and practice in order to better master these coding languages.

You can start your web design career and successfully build websites without knowing how to code. But it is highly advisable that as you progress, you learn basic website coding languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP.

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What you will learn

In this Web Design course, you will Learn how to design beautiful, responsive websites that drive results. 

The course content is delivered in a smart, inspiring way to help you quickly learn how to build a website from start to finish (everything you need is included).

You will watch interactive videos that show you step by step how to develop a website.

The easy-to-follow lessons include how to:

  • All essential knowledge of Web Design explained in simple language.
  • A walkthrough of all the Web Design Technologies Software.
  • Screen captures showing you step-by-step how to design various pages of a website.
  • How to become a web design professional.
  • How to get work and run a profitable web design business.
  • Interactive quizzes and exercises to enable you test and practice as you learn.
  • A certificate of completion which you can add to your files and resume.

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Njofie Alain

Alain is a tech enthusiast who loves exploring digital tools and platforms. His extensive work in the digital field has set him apart as one of the top digital marketing experts in Cameroon and Africa. He has exceptional copywriting and web development skills. He is Co-Founder and COO of Afritech Academy and loves writing about interesting topics in tech.