A Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field is required by many companies. Some firms may hire based on proven experience with software development and database management. Creativity and technical ability are essential for web developers to succeed. An understanding of visual design basics is necessary, and web developers must be able to clearly communicate solutions to non-technical team members and clients.
Most web developers work full-time in an office with other team members. They may have cubicles or an open office setting for collaboration. Some freelance web developers work from home and set their own schedules. Large and small firms alike hire web developers to implement responsive designs and improve their websites. Web developers often fall into the IT or Technology departments of a company.
Web Developer Tasks
- Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.
- Work with with designers and content producers.
- Test and document software for web sites.
- Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.