Web Designing & Development
The Web developer’s is a 24/7 world. The Web developer contends with server migrations, download times, and site crashes in a virtual space driven by databases. The Web developer’s Holy Grail is to optimize user experience to drive e-commerce sales, website-content subscription purchases, or online ad click-throughs (or whatever else is the primary strategic goal of a specific website).
Web developers typically work long hours, either as part of an in-house staff, professional service, or consulting organization, or on a contract basis. At smaller organizations, the Web developer will wear a variety of hats; at a larger organization, his or her role will be better defined.
Some Web development positions require technical skills. Creating the back end of a website (the database and hardware infrastructure on which it sits and through which orders are fulfilled, for instance) and the front end (the design and navigation and tools used by site visitors, such as stock quotes, relocation calculators, polls) requires programming skills.
Other positions may require a familiarity with technology, but not technical skills. Producing a site-coordinating between front-end and back-end developers, making sure the site supports the company’s brand, working with users and designers to come up with a navigable site, ensuring that the content supports the site’s business objectives-does not necessarily require high-level technical skills, though a familiarity with technology is generally a prerequisite.
Product management and content development jobs can also require an understanding of a specific industry or business niche; for instance, a potential content developer at an investment-advice website will typically need to display an understanding of stocks and the markets to get the job.
Content developers write, edit, shape, and aggregate information. Project managers work across functions to make sure projects get finished on time. Their role requires exceptional communication and organization skills. Since all roles typically interact with others, interpersonal skills are a must in this field.