What should I know to be a successful web designer?

Hi everyone, I am going to be taking a certificate program in Web Design this fall. It will teach how to use HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and Dreamweaver. Will these be enough to start a successful career in web design? Or should I have signed up for a program that teaches .php, cold fusion, MySQL etc.? Please note that I have already spent 4 years at university, and have graduated with an honours degree in Art History. I'm taking this program to give my career search some more focus. Thanks!

Asked By: B - 8/19/2009
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To be a DESIGNER, you need to be an Artist on one side... and an expert at MARKETING on the other... More
Answered By: just "JR" - 8/19/2009
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Ideally, you need to know both... More
Answered By: Mike - 8/19/2009
Besides HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and Dreamweaver, make sure to take a course in White Hat SEO which is essential in promoting any ecommerce website. Good luck!
Answered By: govicseo - 8/20/2009
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