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Work as a Web Developer or Web Designer

Web Developer

Do you like learning new skills and working with cutting-edge technology? Do you thrive on innovation, creativity and never back down from a challenge?

If so, a career as a Web Developer or Web Designer might be just up your street.

Year on year the expansion of digital media grows, and consequently the demand for web developers and designers continues to rise. There are many ways to become a web designer or developer, some people take classes, get a degree or certification, while others are self-taught. And then there’s everything in between.

Here is some advice for those of you trying to land a career as a web developer or web designer.

Skills

Whether you’re just starting out  or are looking to become a web designer or developer, there are skills you need to know to be successful. For example, web developers often have knowledge of Java, C++, C# and .NET, whilst a web designer will be familiar with the Adobe Creative Suite (such as Photoshop and Flash).

Speak to other web designers or developers and find out what they think are the most important. The Web Design Forum is an excellent way to get in contact with like-minded people who will share their tips – www.webdesignforum.com

Qualifications & Experience

You do not necessarily need formal qualifications to become a web developer or web designer. Yet many new entrants into this industry now have a foundation degree, degree or BTEC HNC/HND, usually in an IT-related subject. Employers also appreciate a strong commercial understanding so that you can add value to the development process and produce ideas.

Jobs 

The great thing about becoming a web designer or web developer is that it can mean so many different things. You could build pages, create interactive campaigns on behalf of innovative clients or work in Photoshop all day. You could even freelance. Internships and contract positions are also a great way to get started.

There are lots of job boards and other websites that feature web design and development jobs. And what’s more, there’s a new trend in blogs having their own job boards due to their large audience. Check out Smashmagazine Blog – www.smashingmagazine.com

View the selection of web development and web design jobs webrecruit are working on.

Are you a web developer or web designer? Share your views and experiences below.

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