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Details for Web Developers


Develop and design web applications and web sites. Create and specify architectural and technical parameters. Direct web site content creation, enhancement and maintenance.


  • Write supporting code for web applications or web sites.
  • Communicate with network personnel or web site hosting agencies to address hardware or software issues affecting web sites.
  • Register web sites with search engines to increase web site traffic.
  • Develop or implement procedures for ongoing web site revision.
  • Evaluate or recommend server hardware or software.
  • Develop and document style guidelines for web site content.
  • Design, build, or maintain web sites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media.
  • Write, design, or edit web page content, or direct others producing content.
  • Analyze user needs to determine technical requirements.
  • Create web models or prototypes that include physical, interface, logical, or data models.
  • Incorporate technical considerations into web site design plans, such as budgets, equipment, performance requirements, or legal issues including accessibility and privacy.
  • Research, document, rate, or select alternatives for web architecture or technologies.
  • Select programming languages, design tools, or applications.
  • Develop web site maps, application models, image templates, or page templates that meet project goals, user needs, or industry standards.
  • Develop system interaction or sequence diagrams.
  • Provide clear, detailed descriptions of web site specifications such as product features, activities, software, communication protocols, programming languages, and operating systems software and hardware.
  • Document technical factors such as server load, bandwidth, database performance, and browser and device types.
  • Confer with management or development teams to prioritize needs, resolve conflicts, develop content criteria, or choose solutions.
  • Evaluate code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems.
  • Develop or validate test routines and schedules to ensure that test cases mimic external interfaces and address all browser and device types.
  • Document test plans, testing procedures, or test results.
  • Install and configure hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) servers and associated operating systems.
  • Identify problems uncovered by testing or customer feedback, and correct problems or refer problems to appropriate personnel for correction.
  • Monitor security system performance logs to identify problems and notify security specialists when problems occur.
  • Develop databases that support web applications and web sites.
  • Perform web site tests according to planned schedules, or after any web site or product revisions.
  • Perform or direct web site updates.
  • Recommend and implement performance improvements.
  • Design and implement web site security measures such as firewalls or message encryption.
  • Establish appropriate server directory trees.
  • Identify or maintain links to and from other web sites and check links to ensure proper functioning.
  • Create searchable indices for web page content.
  • Back up files from web sites to local directories for instant recovery in case of problems.
  • Maintain understanding of current web technologies or programming practices through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups.
  • Collaborate with management or users to develop e-commerce strategies and to integrate these strategies with web sites.
  • Respond to user email inquiries, or set up automated systems to send responses.
  • Renew domain name registrations.


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