Write Your code here here WHAT DOES A WEB DEVELOPER DO?

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Web developers are in the front line of the internet age. The websites we browse, the online shopping we do and the news we peruse online are all made possible by web developers who design, build and implement websites.  They are intensely involved in the creation of websites, from helping design the visual properties, such as layout and colour, to technical considerations such as how to design a website to handle the amount of traffic generated.

The web development is not only an exciting field and at the forefront of the digital age, but it is also a rapidly growing field. We will explain to you how to become a web developer, what skills and education are needed, what different career paths there are, current market trends and what people can expect when becoming a web developer. 

Front-end developers (also known as client-side development) use a variety of programming languages and frameworks such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build the exterior look and features of a site. Back-end developers use programming languages such as Python and Ruby to design, build and integrate applications from front-end development into the back end—in other words, they make the features on the site work. Individuals with skills in both front- and back-end development are known as "full-stack developers."




Web development is a professional, yet flexible field. A field that affords prospective students multiple wags to gain the training and experience needed to start their careers in web development. Below is an overview of the steps prospective students can take to enter this career field.



It is a very complex job to build a website successfully as each element of a website is linked to something else. Depending on their job, web developers will be capable of using various software programmes (e.g. JavaScript frameworks, CCS), and will have not only the specialised knowledge that characterises their roles but also an understanding of the process as a whole. 

Before starting, it's wise to get an understanding of the type of web development work that seems interesting—such as user interface design, mobile application development, or front-end development.




At STADIO you can start your web development education by registering for the Bachelor of Information Technology in Web Design and Development degree course. 

This three-year degree in web development will equip learners with web design skills and techniques essential to develop interactive websites and animation. This course includes graphic design because the output will be consumed through a visual medium. But it goes further than the purely visual. This course incorporates every aspect of a web experience. It includes responsive website design, logo design, user interface design, HTML mark-up, design for ease-of-use (usability), selecting content imagery; flash animation; just to name a few.

The Bachelor of Information Technology in Web Design and Development degree course exposes students to the wide range of the web development world out there from designing websites, building databases and even develop mobile applications. This three-year degree course encourages students to be equipped with web development skills and techniques essential to develop interactive websites and animation.

This course has been designed to teach students the advanced web page design and development using JavaScript, web scripting and web programming. Prospective students will focus on the professional skills needed to work successfully in any business environment including interpreting briefs and project management. Students will gain knowledge about the industry practice that entails establishing the target market, conceptualisation, web marketing, design skills, and software. This highly sought-after three-year qualification will give you the skills you need to become an accomplished professional multimedia designer and/or web developer.



It is a very big advantage when it comes to tertiary education, but you have to keep developing your web development skills even after you have graduated. Businesses want to hire employees that can produce high-quality work. Prospective web developers should have experience in the three core programming components namely, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. 

Finally, to build applications, developers should be proficient in back-end languages such as Ruby, Java, PHP and tools such as Oracle and SQL Server.



Web developers learn by doing. I would recommend you set up a GitHub account. GitHub is an American-based company that offers hosting for software development. An active Github profile can get the attention of employers searching through stacks of resumés and demonstrates not only what a candidate does to solve programming issues, but also the thinking and strategies behind those solutions. By practicing coding and getting used to using Git, prepares future developers to work as part of a team, as well as manage complicated site and application builds.



The most important thing employers want to see is results, current examples of successful sites and application builds. It is important to keep your portfolio updated, test new technologies and tools and demonstrate your coding talent and technical capabilities. Standout portfolios can help prospective students clear that crucial first hurdle: landing a job interview.



Employers are seeking developers of all sorts, web, software, and mobile. 

Individuals with programming skills such as .NET, PHP, and responsive design skills are in high demand. 

Below is a list of web development careers that are growing rapidly and offers opportunities for individuals with the appropriate skills and experience.

  • Website Developer
  • Web Application Developer
  • Content Manager
  • WordPress Developer
  • Content Manager
  • Game Developer
  • SEO Specialist
  • Social Media Manager
  • Database Developer
  • Mobile App Developer


DATE: December 2021 | DISCLAIMER: The content of this blog is accurate at the time of publication. STADIO reserves the right to change the content due to changes in legislation, as well as for market requirements and other reasons.