What does a web designer do?

Web Developers work to design, create, and maintain websites and web applications. They can work on internet sites, as well as on intranet sites. They are usually employed by companies specialized in software development, IT, or computer consulting. Web Developers usually work for a firm or company, nevertheless, some Web Developers offer their services on a freelance basis.

The majority of Web Developers work either on the software, database, and coding part of a website, known as back-end, or in the design and interface part, known as front-end. However, there are Web Developers that work on both sides and offer a more complete service, these are called Full Stack Developers.

The main focus of a Web Developer should always be to create consistent and efficient web applications and services. Web Developers must always strive to meet the necessities of their clients.

Primary Responsibilities

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of common tasks Web Developers are required to complete.

  • Writing code in several programming languages such as HTML, XML, PHP, or JavaScript.
  • Developing new applications and websites:
  • Designing the architecture of the applications or websites;
  • choosing the best programming language for the applications or websites;
  • designing and developing the applications or websites;
  • integrating graphics, audio, and video into the applications or websites;
  • quality assurance (QA) testing and troubleshooting the applications or websites in different browsers; and
  • presenting the website or application to the clients.
  • Fixing bugs or problems on running websites or applications.
  • Adding new features to running websites or applications:
  • Designing and developing new features; and
  • testing new features to ensure proper performance
  • Going over colleagues’ coding to look for issues or possible mistakes.
  • Creating Application Program Interfaces (APIs) to ensure performance in data exchange applications.
  • Consulting with Designers, Producers, and clients to check on the project’s process:
  • Working with Graphic Designers to determine the website’s layout.
  • Keeping up-to-date with new programming languages, technologies, frameworks, and trends in the market:
  • Looking out for new advances in programming technologies; and
  • learning new programming languages and frameworks.

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