Web Developer

A Web Developer specialises in the development of a website including the design, structure and layout. Developers are responsible for all programming aspects such as HTML programming, creating pictures, graphics and MetaTag development etc. Web Developers are can be employed across all types of organisations from small to large size companies as well as being able to work as freelancers/consultants.

Duties and tasks

  • Creating and developing multimedia software
  • Creating animation and other graphic art on a computer or Internet-based platform
  • Planning and designing websites to meet customers specifications
  • Speaking with clients to determine needs
  • Using programming language to create web content
  • Working with network specialists to address and resolve connectivity problems and other issues

Skills required

  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to solve complex problems
  • Ability to write and read computer programming languages
  • High level of mathematical ability
  • Keen spatial awareness
  • Troubleshooting capabilities

Working conditions

Web Developers often work for private Internet companies, either small operations or large businesses like Google. They also may establish their work on a freelance basis or work in-house at a larger, non-Internet based corporation. They are also occasionally hired by governments to complete municipal or public service work.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Graphic Design Association
The Australian Computer Society
The Design Institute of Australia (DIA)

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