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Web Development

Job Description

Web Developers design, code and modify websites and are responsible for a their visual presentation, interactive features, capacity and backend structure. While they are responsible for all aspects of a website, their primary responsibility is to convert creative inspiration into code. Using languages like Javascript, HTML, XML, Java, C++, C#, Perl, VBScript, PHP, JavaScript, DOM, CSS, Visual Basic .NET, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Paint Shop Pro, etc. web developers transform ideas into websites.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Meet with clients to discuss the needs and design of a website
  2. Create and test applications for a website
  3. Write code for websites, using programming languages such as HTML or XML
  4. Work with other team members to determine what information the site will contain
  5. Work with graphics and other designers to determine the website’s layout
  6. Integrate graphics, audio, and video into the website
  7. Monitor website traffic

Key Skills

Average Pay (annually): 64,970 USD (2015)

Average Pay (hourly): 31.23 USD (2015)

Entry Level Education: Associates Degree (note: Web developers who have a bachelor’s degree can advance to become project managers)

Number of Jobs in the US: 148,500 (2014)

Areas of Focus in Web Development

Web Design

Web Designers are responsible for layout and aestheic and other visual aspects of a website from fonts to color palettes. They must be fluent in several programming languages and image software programs such as photoshop in order to be able to design innovative and user friendly layout designs for businesses, nonprofits and the government.

Mobile Web Development

Mobile Web Developers create websites specifically for moble devices and should know how to manuver movle platforms like Android, iOS and Windows Mobile.

PHP Development

PHP Developers foster interactivity in e-commerce applications, browser based games and sites like Facebook, Wikipedia and Amazon.

SQL/Database Development

A SQL Developer creates and manages databases that interact with websites, managing databases that make online banking, inventory management and healthcare possible.

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