A web designer/developer is responsible for the design, layout and coding of a website. They are involved with the technical and graphical aspects of a website - how the site works and how it looks. They can also be involved with the maintenance and update of an existing site.
After establishing the target audience for a website and identifying the type of content it will host, a web designer/developer will:
Write the programming code, either from scratch or by adapting existing website software and graphics packages to meet business requirements Test the website and identify any technical problems Upload the site onto a server and register it with different search engines.
A web designer/developer normally works between 37 and 40 hours a week, 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Additional hours may be required to meet deadlines, which could include evenings and weekends.
Have skills in software programming and graphics Have creativity and imagination Be adaptable and able to pick up new techniques have good interpersonal and communication skills Be able to work on their own or in a team Be able to work to tight deadlines Be thorough and precise in their work Be able to multi-task Be aware of international web standards and protocols Be able to use their initiative.