If you are working in technology and website-related environment, surely you may have heard of the ‘web developer’ term.
The main job of a Web Developer includes coding and creative design for the company’s website. The responsibilities of a Web Developer involve building the website, designing everything that shows up on the homepage such as the layout and features of the website.
What Does A Web Developer Do?
The main responsibilities of a web developer include but are not limited to:
- Write code through the application of development software
- Design user interfaces using basic HTML/CSS
- Consolidate data from services and back-end data
- Collect and improve specifications and requirements based on technical needs
- Create and maintain software documentation
- Be Responsible for maintaining and expanding the website
- Update technology trends and apply them to activities
- Work with web designers to create beautiful design collaborations
What Are The Main KPIs For A Web Developer?
- A web developer normally works to reach the following key performance indicators:
- Meeting deadline completion rate
- Required page load time
- First pass yield – FPY
- Net promoter score – NPS
- Customer retention rate
- Customer satisfaction index
- The proportion of complaints of customers (Customer complaints)
Operating A Website
It is difficult to understand what web development is without knowing how a website works. Although technology has changed rapidly over the years, the functionality of a website as well as the basic technology has hardly changed.
For the website to work, you first need a web browser. It can parse and render HTML and CSS into content, a format we often see under the name “web page”.
What Skills Does A Web Developer Need To Have?
A web developer will need many skills, of which there are 3 main skills front-end skills, back-end skills, and design analysis skills.
1. Front-end skill
The front-end is the “front” part of the website, where it displays and interacts with users. You can become a front-end developer if you like designing and being close to people. With the front-end, you need a set of key skills:
- Knowledge of UX/UI.
- Design skills (For example, Adobe Photoshop)
- Understanding of some famous frameworks and libraries such as jQuery, AngularJS, EmberJS, etc.
- How to design a standard responsive interface.
2. Back-end skill
If the front-end is the appearance, the back-end is the interior of the website, where the users cannot see. It helps the website system to operate stably and smoothly. To become a back-end developer, you need the following skills:
- Server-side languages to write back-end like Java, Python, Ruby, C#…
- Knowledge of web frameworks that come with programming languages such as Rails, Spring, ASP.NET MVC, Django, etc.
- Knowledge of SQL databases such as MySQL, MS SQL Server…
- Basic knowledge about websites, about some CMS such as WordPress, Umbraco, Joomla, etc.
3. Design analysis skills
You can learn either the front-end or the back-end skills to become a web developer. However, most web developers today know both of those skills and are often referred to as full-stack developers, who possess the ability to analyze the website’s design.
Design analysis skill is a useful skill because you will know how a website will function inside and out, from start to finish.
- University degree in Computer Science or related fields
- Certification of work experience as a programmer
- Possess excellent programming skills and a deep understanding of cutting-edge HTML/CSS
- A thorough understanding of how applications work, including security issues, session management, and development best practices
- Knowledge of database management systems, object-oriented programming, and web application development
- Hands-on experience with diagnosing network connectivity and Internet analysis tools