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Web designers have the creative task of designing, optimising and maintaining websites. Making information as accessible and appealing as possible is the chief goal of the web designer, who may specialise in a certain development area, such as e-commerce operations or website structure
The work is suitable for team players with good communication skills, as working in a development team and communicating ideas are important aspects of the job. Knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, JAVA and AJAX is usually essential for this type of work
A certificate or associate’s degree in graphic or web design£ is often all that is required by employers. However, those with a bachelor’s degree will find many more opportunities in this line of work. Senior web designers, whose duties include leading and supervising a team of designers, are often required to have at least five years experience. Salaries are highest in London, with a typical range of £21,600 – £29,500. Other well-paying areas of the UK are Bournemouth and Bristol.

Description

Web developers design web pages, sites or applications. They listen to user requests and specifications and provide attractive and capable web applications. Developers guarantee built in features for security, compatibility and integration online. They work for organisations, IT companies, agencies, and for themselves offering development or consultancy services.
When building a website, developers assess the structure, appeal, purpose and security. They present the best recommendations and follow the decision of the client. As their reputation is important, a web developer works to create quality and functional web applications. They understand the necessity for quality customer service and rely on customers recommendations to prospective clients.
Functions of a Web Developer may include:
• Upload websites
• Construct search engines
• Fix technical problems
• Make existing applications compatible
• Implement security measures
• Build content and learning management systems and other intranet applications
• Use animations and design graphics
• Consult with customers
• Change applications according to new specifications
• Use Dreamweaver, Visual Studio and other web authoring software
• Incorporate CSS in web pages
• Travel to events and seminars
• Attend meetings and workshops

Skills

• Knowledge of web development
• Ability to utilise SQL technologies
• Good graphics skills
• Verbal and written communication skills
• Strong problem solving skills
• Be flexible and proficient
• Familiarity with web development regulations
• Be able to meet deadlines
• Manage projects
• Good organisational skills
• Good people skills
• Be innovative and reliable

Education

Web Developers must also have comprehensive knowledge of databases, servers, operating systems, animation, graphics, and networking. As qualifications are not as significant as expertise, professionals must ensure to have evidence of their skills whether they are hosted on internet sites or on a physical disk.
Web developers must have received training in any of the following web technologies.
•    HTML, XML, XHTML
•    Java, JavaScript, ActionScript
•    SQL and MySQL databases
•    ASP, PHP, CSS, SSL security technologies
They must also have expertise in:
•    Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver
•    Fireworks, Coldfusion
•    HotMetal Pro, Adobe GoLive
•    Axure RP, Visual Interdev

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