How to become a web developer
Pathways to this career
- You don't always need formal qualifications to work as a web developer. Potential employers often look for candidates with advanced skills, demonstrated abilities in teamwork and a robust portfolio.
- Boost your understanding of web development and improve your employability with a course in web development.
- Secure an internship while you study and gain experience in the industry. Guidance from experienced web developers will help you expand your proof of work.
- Use your spare time to experiment with your work, complete side projects or do some freelancing.
What does a web developer do?Web developers are responsible for all programming aspects for websites and web applications. They’re employed across all types of organisations from small to large size companies as well as being able to work as freelancers and consultants.
Duties and tasks
- Plan and design websites to meet customers specifications.
- Speak with clients to determine needs.
- Use programming languages to create web content.
- Collaborate with IT professionals including business analysts, web designers, and usability specialists.
- Work with network specialists to address and resolve connectivity problems and other issues.
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