If you do not have those skills, don’t fret just yet because you may be able to learn how to create a website rather easily if you use those web authoring tools and WYSIWYG programs that help you create a site using a much easier interface. There are also a number of online tools that you can try out for creating pages really quickly. The only problem is that you cannot make good use of your existing graphic design skills since these tools are quite limited in function compared to the flexibility of raw coding.
Instead of pursuing website projects all by yourself, it is better to join a web design agency because your graphic design skills can be useful to the team. Here are some of the useful things that you can contribute to any web agency that you join.
If you are really creative in coming up with solid website designs, you can use your favorite graphics application to create a website instantly. You design the look and framework so other web developers can see if it is possible to code the site. It is also faster to create a mockup than making an actual site and that can be useful if you want to present to the client your idea in making the website. If the idea is approved, you can proceed to the coding stage and your job pretty much done unless you plan to learn coding as well.
While the coding team is busy, you can start making the various elements of the site such as the background, navigational bar, buttons, form elements and other things that the coding team will use when finalizing the website. You can work independently since the web developers can use temporary placeholders when coding the site. When your site elements are finished, you can turn them over to the other team so they can implement them.
If your web design team is capable of offering a large package to a company or group, you may have more work on your hands such as designing the logo as well as determining a good color scheme for the site. Getting involved with these kinds of projects is a great way to broaden your graphic design skills.
If ever you want to do some solo projects, simply observe how the web team codes your designs so you can become a real freelance website designer where you can earn so much more if you can manage to find clients.