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What is a Web Developer?

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So Exactly what is a Web Developer and Why do I need one?

A web developer of programmer is someone who takes a web design that was created by a web design team or client and turns it into a website. This is done by writing multiple lines of code and using a different variety of programming languages. This can be a relatively large undertaking because they are essentially taking the English language and converting it into computer language such as Python or HTML.

This can take a lot of time and effort because there is a lot that goes on behind that scenes that requires a detailed understanding of various programming languages and how they are used. There are different types of developers who specialize in different areas, which creates occasions where more than one developer will collaborate on a project.

What are the different types of developers?

  1. Front-End Developer:  A front-end developer is someone who takes a client or design team’s website design and writes the code needed to turn it on the website. A good front-end web developer will be fluent in at least three programming languages – HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  2. Back-end Developer: A back-end developer creates the code and programs which power the website’s server, databases, and any applications that it may contain. The most important aspect for a back-end developer is the ability to be able to create a clean, efficient code that does what you want it to in the quickest way possible.  Since website speed is a major consideration when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), it is also a huge factor when developing the back-end.
  3. Full-Stack Developer: Full-stack developers understand both the front and back-end strategies and processes, which makes them perfectly positioned to oversee the entire development process.

When you are considering web development for your website, make sure that you have the right developer/developers on your project. It is important that he/she knows the intricate details associated with great web design and functionality.

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