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Web Developer

Career Overview

Web developers, also called Web designers, are the analytical individuals who design; develop basic website layout or advanced interactive website features like actions on forms, rollovers for menus or other programming on the site. A good website is a window to the world and enables a business to reach a prospective client base. The nature of the corporate world and prevailing competition urges the need of good website in any new or established business and enhance its presence on a global basis.This is a career suited for those who enjoy working on the web medium and often find themselves thinking a lot about how to make a Web page do something .As a web developer one will need to learn and work on several web languages, HTML and Javascript being the most essential. Among the other technical skills one will eventually need to be familiar with other languages like PHP, Perl, ASP and .Net. Databases like MySQL, is particularly useful when working with dynamic websites. A typical web developer's role consists of the following steps:

  • Analyze website requirements
  • Prepare structure and design
  • Develop page templates ( home page, products, news, etc)
  • Create pages using page templates made by content editor
  • Identifying and correcting problems uncovered by testing or user feedback.
Web development is a constantly evolving field and Web developers need excellent technical skills and a willingness to switch to new and emerging technologies. As the internet and e-commerce industry continues to expand and more businesses seek to craft their online presence Web-development as a career option has a gained immense prominence.

Salaries and Job Outlook*

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Web Developers can find a promising career opportunity with the growing internet users and more companies gaining an online presence. A PHP trained programmer has a lucrative career ahead in the making of dynamic websites that enables users to interact with the databases of the web pages. Web Developers may work as an In-house staff, Professional service, and consulting organization or on Contract.The salary of web developers vary with experience, technical skill and the company one is employed with. The starting salary of a web developer is an average of INR 2.3 lacs pa, however for an experienced professional sky is the limit.

Education and Training

Degrees Required:
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science Diploma in Web Applications, Multimedia, Web Development.

Experience and knowledge of common programming languages like HTML, CSS and JavaScript (the basic building blocks of most websites) is mandatory to become a web developer. Most employers, however today prefer proficiency in PHP, XML and SQL. Aspiring web developers should choose a training program with the concentration that interests them most - such as graphic design, interactive media, Flash animation, or mobile media development for varied career paths.

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Valued Traits & Abilities

Creativity & Innovative
Detail Oriented
Problem-Solving Skills
Time-Management Skills

Career Opportunities

The demand for web developers is at an all time peak in recent years with more companies turning to skilled labor in India to provide web development services. Web Developers could be working anywhere in IT departments of public and private organizations, Web Design companies, consulting firm or as a freelancer. Post completion of a degree in web designing one can work on projects of their own or do an internship that will give you exposure to all aspects of web development. A Web developer enjoys a diverse job opportunity and can assume one of the following roles:

Web Administrator

They manage web environment design, deployment and maintenance activities. Web security is the other most important role of a web administrator. He is responsible that the website is securely handled and stored. They also keep the web server running and up to date with content.

Web Application Developer

They are software designers involved in developing and managing software packages for websites or network applications. They spend a lot of time writing new code and improving existing code so that their web applications work properly. Troubleshooting, debugging, analysis and testing are some of the important duties of Web Application Developer.

Web Designer

They are the creative individuals behind the layouts and designs of websites and Web pages and essentially involved with the technical and graphical aspects of websites. With IT industry and internet rapidly expanding web designers are employed across all industry sectors with the aim to communicate a message to entertain or sell products and services.

Top Companies

  • Crimson Interactive Pvt. Ltd.
  • Adecco India
  • Deloitte
  • Arctern
  • Wisdomleaf technologies
  • Bajaj solutions
  • Cox and Kings India Pvt. Ltd.
  • HCL Technologies