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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|
|SR. Web Developer||Move, Inc.||Santa Clara, CA||Jul 11, 2016||$175,000|
|Senior Web Developer||Tradingscreen Inc.||New York, NY||Mar 31, 2015||$175,000|
|Senior Web Developer||Tradingscreen Inc.||New York, NY||Jan 04, 2016||$175,000|
|Senior Web Developer||Linkedin Corporation||Mountain View, CA||Nov 15, 2016||$171,000 -
|Senior Manager, Web Development||Salesforce.Com, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Mar 30, 2015||$170,560|
|SR. Websphere Commerce Developer||Zobrist Consulting Group, Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Jan 08, 2016||$166,827|
|Senior Manager, Web Development||Lookout, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Apr 01, 2016||$155,000|
|Senior Web Developer||Linkedin Corporation||Sunnyvale, CA||May 18, 2016||$150,000 -
|Senior Web Developer||Education Elements, Inc.||San Carlos, CA||Mar 21, 2016||$150,000|
|SR. Web Developer||Itson Inc.||Redwood City, CA||Jul 26, 2016||$150,000|
|SR. Web Developer, Ruby/Open Source||Move, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Oct 12, 2015||$150,000|
|Senior Manager Web Development||Life Technologies Corporation||Carlsbad, CA||Sep 23, 2015||$150,000 -
|Senior Web Developer-Associate||Jpmorgan Chase & Co.||New York, NY||Nov 30, 2015||$145,000|
|Senior Web Developer||Itson Inc.||Redwood City, CA||Sep 28, 2016||$145,000 -
|SR. Principal Web Developer||Symantec Corporation||Mountain View, CA||Sep 24, 2016||$109,827|
|Senior Web Developer||Linkedin Corporation||Sunnyvale, CA||Sep 08, 2015||$109,762 -
|Senior Web Developer||Linkedin Corporation||Mountain View, CA||Jan 12, 2015||$109,762 -
|Senior Web Developer||Linkedin Corporation||Mountain View, CA||Mar 23, 2015||$109,762 -
|SR Web Developer||Galaxe.Solutions, Inc.||Somerset, NJ||Sep 24, 2015||$109,228|
|Senior Web Developer||Tibco Software, Inc.||Palo Alto, CA||Mar 26, 2015||$109,000|
|Senior Web Developer||Vedicsoft Solutions, Inc.||Iselin, NJ||Jun 15, 2015||$108,805|
|Senior Web Developer||Van Eck Associates Corporation||New York, NY||Aug 26, 2015||$108,763 -
|Senior Web Developer||Mastech Digital Technologies, Inc., A Mastech Digital, Inc. Company||Redmond, WA||Jul 11, 2016||$91,749 -
|SR. Web Developer||SV It Inc.||NY||Aug 16, 2016||$91,600|
|Senior Web Developer||Schneider Electric USA, Inc.||Schaumburg, IL||Oct 26, 2016||$91,541 -
|Senior Web Developer||Isoftstone, Inc.||Kirkland, WA||Jan 10, 2015||$91,482|
|Senior Web Developer||Isoftstone, Inc.||Kirkland, WA||Oct 01, 2015||$91,482|
|SR. Websphere Commerce Developer||Crossview, Inc.||Berlin, NJ||Jan 05, 2016||$90,500 -
|SR. Web Developer||Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc.||Cambridge, MA||Apr 11, 2016||$90,188|
|SR. Web Developer||Infosys Solutions, Inc.||Atlanta, GA||May 16, 2015||$90,000|
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