Today web designer can't be just a designer. I find web designer just with basic designing skills mushrooming. Although in many web designing projects clients don't give images, but the role of web designer is to independently execute image output. This factor is quite irritating as web designers are not creative enough to syndicate image business themes.
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This lack of vision web designer should posses. Just blindly copy pasting any content out put can not be said as web designer. Next he should be well versed with internet web page interface and proper social media accounts opening and business pages systematic verification using ftp. Content plan plays most crucial role for a website to launch, which is totally lacking, i m not saying he should be a content developer, but he should have an ability to structure web content and suggest and implement best navigation.