The answer is maybe.

There are many ways to build a website. You first need to know what your employer wants their website to do.

The answer is no when…

  • you have a job that is more like a graphics designer, where you are simply choosing color palettes and doing layouts for website pages
  • you are working with a website developer
  • the website is fairly simple and you can use software like Adobe Dreamweaver or a CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress
The answer is yes when…

  • you need to make a website function but can’t use a tool like Dreamweaver or WordPress
  • you will not be working with a website developer
  • the website is advanced

If you want to be a top website designer, you should know the bare minimum of HTML and CSS. You don’t have to be an expert, but know enough that you understand how to make manual changes.