It may be pocket change to the rest of you, but for me knowing the answer to this is worth a pretty penny. Googling it doesn't return any valuable information.
I design. It's what I do. I can't bring myself to commit to any backend programming languages, so I design.
Career wise, as a web designer, what all skill sets are needed? I can design well, I believe, but is that enough to land a job or potential career? Or do web designers need to be proficient in HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, and MySQL? (Or equivalents such as Rails or Django?) Is there a difference in a web designer and a front end developer?
I'm in dire need of a career change and designing is what I've always loved to do. I'd hope that Photoshop skills and some HTML/CSS could allow me to attain that, but I am unsure.