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Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site.Duties
Web developers typically do the following:
When creating a website, developers have to make their client’s vision a reality. They build particular types of websites, such as ecommerce, news, or gaming sites, to fit clients’ needs. Different types of websites may require different applications to work right. For example, a gaming site should be able to handle advanced graphics, whereas an ecommerce site needs a payment-processing application. The developer decides which applications and designs will best fit the site.
Some developers handle all aspects of a website’s construction, and others specialize in a certain aspect of it. The following are examples of types of specialized web developers:
Back-end web developers are responsible for the overall technical construction of the website. They create the basic framework of the site and ensure that it works as expected. Back-end web developers also establish procedures for allowing others to add new pages to the website and meet with management to discuss major changes to the site.
Webmasters maintain websites and keep them updated. They ensure that websites operate correctly, and they test for errors such as broken links. Many webmasters respond to user comments as well.
The typical education needed to become a web developer is an associate’s degree in web design or a related field. Web developers need knowledge of both programming and graphic design.Education
Educational requirements for web developers vary with the setting they work in and the type of work they do. Requirements range from a high school diploma to a bachelor’s degree. An associate’s degree in web design or related field is the most common requirement.
However, for more technical developer positions, such as back-end web developers, some employers prefer workers who have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, or a related field.
Some employers prefer web developers who have both a computer degree and coursework in graphic design, especially if the developer will be heavily involved in the website’s visual appearance.Advancement
Web developers who have a bachelor’s degree can advance to become project managers. For more information, see the profile on computer and information systems managers.Important Qualities
Concentration. Web developers must sit at a computer and write detailed code for long periods.
Creativity. Web developers often are involved in designing the appearance of a website and must make sure that it looks innovative and up to date.
Customer-service skills. Webmasters have to respond politely and correctly to user questions and requests.
Detail oriented. When web developers write in HTML, a minor error could cause an entire webpage to stop working.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Staff Java Web Developer||SONY Interactive Entertainment America LLC||San Mateo, CA||Oct 13, 2016||$142,250|
|Java Web Developer||Computerized Assessments and Learning, LLC||Plainsboro, NJ||Jan 28, 2013||$135,655|
|Senior Java Web Developer||8X8, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Feb 04, 2015||$131,270|
|SR. Java Web Developer||Interactive Communications International, Inc.||Atlanta, GA||Jun 25, 2015||$120,428|
|Java Web Developer||8X8, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Jun 15, 2016||$120,349|
|Senior Java Web Developer||CCL Label, Inc.||Brea, CA||Jul 01, 2013||$115,293|
|Developer 3/Java Web Developer||RR Donnelley||Warrenville, IL||Apr 15, 2016||$115,000|
|Java/Web Developer||Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc.||Montvale, NJ||Aug 25, 2014||$112,000|
|Java Web Developer||Component Control.Com, Inc.||San Diego, CA||Oct 06, 2014||$111,717|
|Developer 3/Java Web Developer||R.R. Donelley & Sons Company||Warrenville, IL||Dec 12, 2016||$111,218|
|Java Web Developer||Quinstreet, Inc.||Foster City, CA||Nov 04, 2016||$110,000|
|Java Web Service Developer||Bloomberg, LP||New York, NY||Apr 29, 2013||$110,000|
|Java Web Developer||Sysintelli, Inc.||Portland, OR||Jul 04, 2014||$110,000|
|Java/Web Developer||Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc.||Montvale, NJ||Sep 02, 2015||$109,200|
|Java Web Developer||Interpro, Inc.||Smithfield, RI||Apr 16, 2015||$96,970|
|Java Web Developer||Interpro, Inc.||Durham, NC||Aug 13, 2014||$96,970|
|Java Developer/Websphere Integration Developer||Infinity Tech Group Inc.||Trenton, NJ||Jul 16, 2015||$96,000|
|Java & Web-Services Developer||Avnet, Inc.||Dallas, TX||Jul 28, 2014||$96,000|
|Java and Web Services Developer||Avnet, Inc.||Phoenix, AZ||May 13, 2016||$95,056 -
|Java and Web Services Developer||Avnet, Inc.||Phoenix, AZ||May 16, 2016||$95,056 -
|Lead Java Web Developer||Best Buy Enterprise Services, Inc.||Richfield, MN||Mar 30, 2015||$95,000|
|Senior Java Web Developer||The Sherwin-Williams Company||Cleveland, OH||Aug 18, 2016||$95,000 -
|Java Web Developer||8X8, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Dec 16, 2013||$79,498 -
|Java Web Developer||Interpro, Inc.||Durham, NC||Aug 13, 2014||$79,227|
|Java Web Developer||Interpro, Inc.||Detroit, MI||Jul 21, 2016||$78,083|
|Java Web Developer||ICS Global Soft Inc.||Roseville, CA||Oct 01, 2015||$78,000|
|Java Web & Workflow Engineer||Telvent USA, LLC||Austin, TX||Sep 29, 2014||$78,000|
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