Why should web designer know how to hand-code HTML and CSS?
One thing I've learned in my web design experience is the importance of hand-coding of HTML and CSS.
Today, there are many open-source software applications that are available in the internet that will help web designer to creating websites in easy way.
Yes, it is ok to use those tools but if you are just starting out in web design, it is very important that you should know how HTML and CSS works.
It is helpful and beneficial because it will allow you to understand what is going on behind the scene of the website. In addition, you have also the control for every element, tag, attributes in a webpage. You can also fix and detect errors, customize a website to a certain degree based on your personal preferences.
Check out this HTML Cheat Sheet to help you get familiar on tags, elements and attributes of HTML.
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