I often refer to web designers as game developers as there are many similarities between the histories of both industries. The is becoming more apparent as building a good website that people want to visit again and again and have the features that most visitors expect these days are becoming out of reach for the traditional bedroom designer.
This is true that website needs the skill of different people these days and it is rare to see one person having all the skill needed to create a successful website although I’m sure there are exceptions to the rule. Let’s take a look of some of the skill needed to create a modern website.
Web Designer/Graphic Designer
A graphic designer needs to create the overall look of the website and this can be difficult for a traditional web developer to get into the mind set of a graphic designer. Graphic designers are very creative and understand colour in a way that’s escapes most web developers. You rarely find one individual that can do both as they has different ways of thinking.
With website being far more interactive these days and go far beyond simple HTML. The services of a web developer are needed. It is not a simple process to learn php, asp, MySQL and the like. For a website to have a fully functional back office system that allows them to update products and set currency etc you need a web developer to do the work for you.