No matter how it works, UI/UX/Web and design all come together for the final experience that the user sees in front of them on their screen. In order to design, one has to understand the interface and how the user will experience the project. And the experience leans strongly on the design. When they all come together it's magic!
My experience covers all aspects of UI/UX and Web Design. I believe it is essential to understand the user interface and the user experience in order to move on to designing the various sites over the years. Plus, many of the projects I've worked on have required me to take the final designs and put them into templates or the actual HTML or Flash that will appear on the web. This knowledge keeps any design and experience in the area of reality and understanding the needs of the code to make it all work properly.