Profession web developer

  • web developer

Web designers develop and design web applications and web sites. Create and specify architectural and technical parameters. Direct web site content creation, enhancement and maintenance.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Investigative

Tasks web developer

  • Draw up a design plan, incorporating technical considerations, such as budgets, equipment, performance requirements, or legal issues including accessibility and privacy, and analyze user needs to determine technical requirements.
  • Create web site structure.
  • Develop system interaction or sequence diagrams.
  • Select programming language(s)
  • Build web sites using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools and digital media.
  • Write, design and edit web page content.
  • Direct others who produce web content.
  • Research, document, rate and select alternatives for web architecture or technologies.
  • Implement and test web sites.
  • Maintain web sites.

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  • Web journalist
  • Web master, web manager
  • Web programmer
  • Web technician


  • World Wide Web Consortium standards

    The standards, technical specifications and guidelines developed by the international organisation World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) which allow the design and development of web applications.

  • Style sheet languages

    The field of computer language that conveys the presentation of structured documents such as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). These documents have to adhere to style sheets, a set of stylistic rules such as font, color and layout.

  • ICT debugging tools

    The ICT tools used to test and debug programs and software code, such as GNU Debugger (GDB), Intel Debugger (IDB), Microsoft Visual Studio Debugger, Valgrind and WinDbg.

  • Tools for software configuration management

    The software programs to perform configuration identification, control, status accounting and audit, such as CVS, ClearCase, Subversion, GIT and TortoiseSVN perform this management.

  • Content development processes

    The specialised techniques used to design, write, compile, edit and organise digital content, such as text, graphics and videos for publishing purposes.

  • Computer programming

    The techniques and principles of software development, such as analysis, algorithms, coding, testing and compiling of programming paradigms (e.g. object oriented programming, functional programming) and of programming languages.

  • Web programming

    The programming paradigm that is based on combining markup (which adds context and structure to text) and other web programming code, such as AJAX, javascript and PHP, in order to carry out appropriate actions and visualise the content.

  • Integrated development environment software

    The suite of software development tools for writing programs, such as compiler, debugger, code editor, code highlights, packaged in a unified user interface, such as Visual Studio or Eclipse.


  • Interpret technical texts

    Read and understand technical texts that provide information on how to perform a task, usually explained in steps.

  • Debug software

    Repair computer code by analysing testing results, locating the defects causing the software to output an incorrect or unexpected result and remove these faults.

  • Develop software prototype

    Create a first incomplete or preliminary version of a piece of software application to simulate some specific aspects of the final product.

  • Analyse software specifications

    Assess the specifications of a software product or system to be developed by identifying functional and non-functional requirements, constraints and possible sets of use cases which illustrate interactions between the software and its users.

  • Collect customer feedback on applications

    Gather a response and analyse data from customers to identify requests or problems in order to improve applications and overall customer satisfaction.

  • Use software libraries

    Utilise collections of codes and software packages which capture frequently used routines to help programmers simplify their work.

  • Create flowchart diagram

    Compose a diagram that illustrates systematic progress through a procedure or system using connecting lines and a set of symbols.

  • Use markup languages

    Utilise computer languages, that are syntactically distinguishable from the text, to add annotations to a document, specify layout and process types of documents such as HTML.

  • Provide technical documentation

    Prepare documentation for existing and upcoming products or services, describing their functionality and composition in such a way that it is understandable for a wide audience without technical background and compliant with defined requirements and standards. Keep documentation up to date.

  • Use software design patterns

    Utilise reusable solutions, formalised best practices, to solve common ICT development tasks in software development and design.

  • Implement front-end website design

    Develop website layout and enhance user experience based on provided design concepts.

  • Translate requirement concepts into visual design

    Develop visual design from given specifications and requirements, based on the analysis of the scope and target audience. Create a visual representation of ideas such as logos, website graphics, digital games and layouts.

Optional knowledge and skills

kdevelop design user interface apache maven visual basic haskell sap r3 matlab object-oriented modelling prolog conduct content quality assurance ajax web application security threats pascal less develop creative ideas ansible openedge advanced business language ict security legislation use concurrent programming coffeescript jenkins c++ java c# swift utilise computer-aided software engineering tools eclipse migrate existing data cobol lisp sas language python groovy use automatic programming objective-c scala apl css microsoft visual c++ common lisp xcode sass jsss compose description for web elements assembly php typescript adapt to changes in technological development plans erlang r software anomalies ml javascript use object-oriented programming use logic programming abap scratch perl use functional programming puppet smalltalk vbscript ruby staf salt

Common job titles

  • Junior developer
  • Junior web developer
  • Web designer (web services)
  • Full stack developer (fall internship)
  • Web application developer
  • Front-end developer
  • Web developer (on-site or remote)
  • Jr. web developer
  • Developer internship
  • Front-end web developer