So on twitter lately there has been a large uproar among the web design / developer community over whether or not web designers should be able to code.... Elliot Jay Stocks twittered yesterday morning : Twitter / Elliot Jay Stocks: Honestly, I'm shocked that ... "Honestly, I'm shocked that in 2010 I'm still coming across 'web designers' who can't code their own designs. No excuse." - 9:46 AM Feb 17th from Tweetie It got 41 retweets so far so is a popular belief aswell as getting many articles on the matter, but I was after your opinions? Should web designers be able to code? And at what level? ________________________________________________________ In my opinion A web designer who can not use HTML & CSS will not have the same understanding of the medium as a web designer who can, even if they choose not to (and to outsource their designs). While there may be many successful and brilliant web designers who don't know how, It would only serve to benefit their designing to understand it. And allow them to build on their web designs as they keep up to date with latest trends and changes to the medium itself and the coding abilities.