A career in tech is the way to go because Al Gore’s internet is getting bigger and the world is getting smaller. It’s becoming easier to not leave your home to do your job (a la social distancing) or starting your own business from the comfort of your couch. Careers in tech are dynamic and give you the freedom to decide the trajectory. One of the core careers in tech that allow us to have functional websites on the internet is Web Developer. 

If you’re thinking of becoming a web developer and don’t know where to start or even if you even possess the skillsets necessary to make a lucrative career being a web developer. You’ve clicked on the right place because we will give an overview of the career and answer your frequently asked questions about website developing. 

First things first, what is a web developer? 

A web developer is responsible for the architecture of building a website. They have to make sure that the website functions and performs set, defined tasks. They work with programming languages like Python, Javascript, Java, Scala and C to name but a few to build the website. 

What is the role of a web developer?

They use programming tools to instruct a website on what to do. A web developer is responsible for coding a website to the company’s specifications.

What skills do you need to be a web developer?

You can study to become a web developer but there are core traits that you inherently should possess to become a developer and here are a few:

  • You have to be a problem solver
  • Stay up to date with current technological advances 
  • Must be a team player
  • Ask for feedback 
  • A basic understanding and curiosity for code

Do I need a degree to be a web developer?

Although a degree in Computer Sciences would be beneficial, it is not essential. You have to however learn the coding languages and you can do that by taking online courses, teaching yourself via Youtube tutorials as well as reading as much as you can about your field of study. 

There are also different types of web developer fields that you can choose to branch into: 

  • Front end developer
  • Back end developer
  • Full-stack developers

What is the difference between a web developer and web designer?

The difference between a web developer and a designer? A web developer is concerned with building the structure of a website, while the web designer’s job is the customer-facing visual elements of a website. 

Like most careers in tech, Website Developing is a career that needs you to be a student and have an innate curiosity that propels you to seek knowledge and want to know more. Your success ultimately is dependent on you.