Web design alone is just a piece of work viewable via Adobe Photoshop or InDesign where it was made or created.
Your website is lifeless without the coding it to be viewable and compatible to your browsers. Hence, your web design will first need to undergo a phase called front-end development before it can be browsed online.
The front-end developer is expected to be abreast with at least the mastery of the basic know-how of HTML and CSS coding. Those who understand how front end development works require that its experts possess certain specialized skill in coding and even design. The front-end developer may work alone but collaboration with the designer need to be encouraged.
The designer and front-end developer must always work harmoniously to arrive at a healthy compromise whenever certain design-related or coding concerns are raised. In certain cases, some web design works do not actually work than earlier thought of to be possible during the creation of the design work using Adobe. Likewise, the designer who understand user experience and user behavior may prove helpful to the front-end developer when they start coding.
It is part of the expectations for the front-end developer to be knowledgeable of web development softwares and even that of creative suites used by web designers. The value of front-end developers increase when their expertise go beyond merely coding. They also are expected to be effective and efficient in taking instructions as given and they also must be dedicated, patient, and able to grasp of the latest digital technologies to integrate user experience, interactivity and function.