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Is Programming A Prerequisite For Web Design?

must one be a programmer before learning how to design a web site? I stand to be corrected

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They've said it all. You don't need programming skills to design a website. You need web programming skills to be a web developer.

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You do not need to be a programmer to be a web designer. However, if you want to cross the line to become a web developer, Programming then comes in to play. I will advice, you go for PHP and MySQl (if you wish to be a web developer). Good Luck

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Absolutely no but having programing skills is an added advantage

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I think for the good of your site and for yourself you need programming to build websites.

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You need not be a programming guru to design websites these days thanks to the OPEN SOURCE community and other DIY web designer programmes all over the internet. Am sure if you search very well you will see quite a lot of resources that can create a good website in minutes. BUT in order to be different, so your site will not look like everyother one on the net, you need a little programming skill. PHP and mysql is a good place to start. You can hardly see any good site these days that does not have elements of these two or both combined. Forums, for example, have already made programmes like SMF, Vbulletin etc which can allow you load and start, easily, in minutes. Have fun.

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It's not necessary, however, understanding the object-oriented paradigm will be an invaluable asset.

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You are right Kris most site are going dynamic

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No. but having programming skills gives you the competitive edge.

These days, clients are more demanding: you will hear things like

1. i need a database for my site

2. i need my feedback form to send the feedback details straight to my yahoo mail inbox

3. i need user authentication on my site for private viewing

etc. etc etc

programming skills definitely gives you the competitive edge.

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No, it is not, but the best websites are dynamic and that requires some programming.

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