June 16, 2015

What is a web developer?

Web developers are passionate about the internet, computers and technology. A web developer is someone who programs web pages, and is focused on the way a website.

A web developer is responsible for programming the code that “tells” a website how to function. He or she is the first to design and write the code for a web site. A developer builds a web site from the bottom up, which means designing the web site in such a way that both old and new end users have no difficulty navigating the site. Site navigation includes designing a web site that can be accessed from any web browser, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, a smartphone or tablet, among others.

A web developer builds and maintains web sites with the client and consumer in mind. That is, the end design must include products offered and how clients may access services. Building a user-friendly web site is challenging and rewarding, not to mention an essential skill for web developers. Applying code to form function and design is an important part of web design. A developer need to be aware of the many facets of web design, from the smallest detail to end-user functionality.

The truth is that web developers don’t just sit and stare at a computer screen all day. While writing code is a big part of the job, interacting with designers, illustrators, copywriters and other personnel involved in the planning process is an essential piece of the puzzle. Web developers also analyze website performance and strategize updates and improvements. On top of that, it’s crucial for them to spend a great deal of time researching new techniques and technologies.

Website Updates

Websites are made from many small parts, they could include: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, JQuery, PHP, Python, Ruby, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Apache and many others. As you can see web developers need to understand many technologies and all of those technologies are continually changing.

We want your websites to be the best that we can produce and we want them to be secure and easy to use. For all of these reasons, our web developers are always updating your content types, the back-end systems that support the websites and the many small parts that make the websites work.

Starting this month the training site blog is going to be your place for information on the updates that are being applied to your website.