Web Development

 


Creating Internet-Enabled Profits

Websites provide and share information, sell products and build
relationships, and it's all made possible by skilled web developers.

A web developer combines web programming (how a website functions)
with web design (how it looks). You will use a variety of tools to create
websites, including programming languages such as HTML (text), CSS
(visuals), Javascript (dynamic content) and design programs such as
Photoshop and Dreamweaver. You will also learn how to add e-commerce
components, such as database-driven content, shopping carts and
payment processing.

Companies of all sizes do business online and the career possibilities are endless, just like the Internet. You can work for a corporation, for a web development firm or for yourself as an independent contractor.

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Job Titles:

  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Graphic Designer

Average pay range:  $20-$33/Hour

Typical work activities:

  • Design websites or web applications
  • Prepare graphics or other visual representations of information
  • Manage information technology projects or system activities
  • Test computer system operations to ensure proper functioning
  • Modify software programs to improve performance
  • Develop testing routines or procedures
  • Create databases to store electronic data
  • Confer with clients to determine needs
  • Draw detailed or technical illustrations


 

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