Web Designer and Web Developer
What is it like to be a Web Developer or a Web Designer? Will I get a job? What will I get paid?
These have got to be three of the most asked questions around job placement.
Concept Interactive works with each and every student, throughout his or her academic journey with us, in ensuring they have the job skills, the academic skills and the soft skills to secure that first job. Right now, there are literally tens of thousands of Web Development and Design jobs out there.
“This has got to be one of the most satisfying jobs in the world today. In a recent survey in the USA, by usnews.com, Web Development and Design is ranked as the 11th best job ranked out of 100 jobs and the 4th best out of a 100 in the IT field!” – Darren Fox, Concept Interactive Institute Director
We’ve tried to explain in simple terms what the job basically entails…
A friend recommends a certain website, so you click on the link and even though you can’t put your finger on it, everything about the site seems to fit together superbly, from the colours and graphics, to the images and special effects. Although you haven’t visited the site before, you know just how to navigate it. The search function even works. For all this and more, you can thank a talented Web developer and designer.
They are the artists responsible for creating websites. The job includes meeting with clients and asking broad questions like, “What do you want your site to accomplish?” and more detailed questions like, “What features do you want your site to have?” After ascertaining a client’s desires, Web designers will start designing and includes innovating a new design, writing the code, adding animation (if needed), checking for bugs and fixing them, presenting the client with a test site and moving the site to the client’s server.
Although some Web developers will design a website’s front and back end, many Web development companies split these responsibilities. For instance, some Web developers will work in Photoshop to create the overall design, while others will be in charge of writing the code in programming languages such as HTML and CSS. Developers must take into account a client’s products or services as well as the target market to create a site that appeals to the client’s customers or intended audience. The job requires a knowledge of software programs, Web applications and programming languages such as the aforementioned HTML and CSS, as well as a solid understanding of design principles.
Work environments for Web developers vary from large corporations or governments to small businesses. Developers may be full-time employees, part-time consultants or work on a contract basis as freelancers.
Concept Interactive Institute teaches you both Design AND Development skills in a practical, hands on environment, so that you actually learn how to do the job, whilst you learn!