What do web developers do?

Let’s start with the basics. You are probably well aware that web developers build websites, but there is much more to it than just that. Web developers and designers must also analyze user needs to ensure the proper content, graphics and underlying structure are used to meet both the goals of the user and the website is owner, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Common responsibilities include these:

  • Using authoring or scripting languages to build websites (HTML, CSS, Javascripts, php, msql)
  • Writing, designing and editing webpage content or directing others producing content
  • Identifying and correcting problems uncovered by testing or user feedback
  • Converting written, graphic, audio or video components to compatible web formats