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What does a Web Developer do?


Web Developers, also called web designers are involved in designing and maintaining websites. Web Developers build these websites by programming using various tools. The end to end development and maintenance of websites ensure that customers can easily navigate and use its different functionalities. One type of web developer may focus on setting up the back end of the site while another web developer may focus on the client side to add style and functionality to the website.

Here are some of the other key responsibilities:

  • Meet with relevant stakeholders to discuss the website requirements
  • Layout design
  • Website development
  • Uploading data on the website
  • Maintenance of websites
  • Working on improving the overall functionality of websites

In short, web development is divided into:

  • Back end development
  • Front-end development
  • Full Stack development
  • JavaScript development


How to get started as a Web Developer?


Earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science will help you to learn the required programming skills and allows you to excel in the longer run. You can either work as freelance or full-time resource depending on your requirements and preferences. Travel may be involved if the web developer chooses to freelance. Some web developers freelance their skills can act as consultants or independent contractors. Individuals with experience in programming languages and web development concepts can get high paying jobs upfront.


What are the essential skills required as a Web Developer?

The essential skills required as a web developer:

  • Solid knowledge of technologies that include:
    • HTML
    • C++
    • JavaScript
    • Flash
    • SQL
    • PHP
    • Ajax
  • Problem solving ability
  • Multitasking and ability to perform under tight deadlines
  • Sound communication skills
  • Understanding of computer terms and concepts
  • Grasp of web development processes
  • Familiarity with web programming languages

As lot many websites are being made on WordPress these days, getting a hands-on experience on this will help to a great extent.
To sum up things, web developer profile has shown a substantial growth in coming years and will continue to grow in years to come. The sound knowledge of programming languages and web-based concepts is mandatory to excel in this profile. If you love technology and have a knack for transforming websites you can definitely opt for this profile.
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