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    I’m relatively new to web development, I have a primarily print based design background, and am becoming more and more proficient with HTML and CSS, I’m wondering what is considered to be the basic requirements for employment as a web developer… is it enough to be a skilled designer and HTML/CSS specialist or do I also need to know how to write PHP/MySQL, Javascript, JQuery, etc., etc… ?

    I’m able to implement and do a bit of tinkering with most other languages but as far as being able to write them from scratch, I’m not even close…

    There’s a good article on this site about the balance between being a designer and coder, as a designer I’m confident in my abilities, as a coder, I know I’m getting there… I’m just trying to figure out exactly where "there" has to be.

    Thanks all for your help and input.


    As long as you are proficient in HTML and CSS, you are golden.

    If you can understand some programming syntax, things like Javascript and PHP should come relatively easily. With all of the amazing jQuery scripts ready to go for you out there (along with all of the documentation and tutorials), it’s easy to implement complicated things without fully understanding exactly what is going on in the background.

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