About This Career
Develops and implements websites, web applications, application databases, and interactive web interfaces. Evaluates code to ensure that it is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers and devices. Optimizes website performance, scalability, and server-side code and processes. May develop website infrastructure and integrate websites with other computer applications.
This career is part of the Information Technology cluster Web and Digital Communications pathway.
A person in this career:
- Writes supporting code for Web applications or Web sites.
- Designs, builds, or maintains Web sites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media.
- Backs up files from Web sites to local directories for instant recovery in case of problems.
- Selects programming languages, design tools, or applications.
- Evaluates code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems.
- Develops databases that support Web applications and Web sites.
- Performs Web site tests according to planned schedules, or after any Web site or product revision.
- Performs or directs Web site updates.
- Maintains understanding of current Web technologies or programming practices through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups.
- Analyzes user needs to determine technical requirements.