Should Web Designers Know How To Code?

Should web designers know how to code? It’s a question that comes up again and again, usually with great and passionate disagreement by the design community. I wouldn’t say it’s necessary, but I do think it’s in the best interest of web designers to know how to develop their designs.
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How To Design A Sticky Site: Stickiness Part I

As visual designers our goal is to communicate ideas and messages to an audience. We want our audience to remember the ideas we’ve conveyed to them long after they’ve left our sites and we want them to share those ideas with friends and acquaintances. We want our messages to be understood and to stick.
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Priming Your Audience To Do What You Want

When someone is on your product page is it only that page that persuades them to buy? Might the pages leading up to that product page also contribute to their decision? Could a single word on your home page or the color choice of your navigation bar have subtly influenced that person to add your product to their shopping cart? The answers lie in concept known as priming.
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How I Structure Site Content

For the last few weeks we’ve been looking at information architecture. First with 8 principles of usability and then with some thoughts about setting up your site structure so search engines could find and understand your content. When I started I promised I would offer my own process for setting up the content structure on a site.
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Are You An Ethical Designer?

Would you take on a client who’s business was ethically appalling to you? How far will you stretch the truth to help a client sell their products or services? When taking inspiration from another site for one you’re designing how much of that other site gets incorporated into your design and how close does your site come to copyright infringement?
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