Web-based Application and Site Technology
As Web developers, we create and maintain websites as well as maintain their technical aspects such as performance and capacity thus measuring its speed and traffic handling ability. Additionally, our digital designers create, test, and evaluate website or interface layouts, functions, and navigation for usability. They design, create and maintain the website or interface’s appearance and functionality.
- Meet with clients or management to discuss the needs, design, and functionality of a website or interface
- Create and test applications, interfaces, and navigation menus for a website
- Write code for the website, using programming languages such as HTML or XML
- Work with other team members to determine what information the site will contain
- Work with graphics and other designers to determine the website’s layout
- Integrate graphics, audio, and video into the website
- Monitor website traffic
- Create prototypes and mockups of websites or applications
- Design and develop graphics
A developer or designer must convert a client’s vision into a website in order to create an ecommerce, news, or gaming site. Because different types of websites require different applications, they must have a diverse and educated development background. For example, an online game must include sophisticated graphics while an ecommerce site must include a payment-processing application. The developer chooses the applications and designs that will best suit a website, and the designer focuses on how well these elements look and function across browsers or devices.
Our developers and designers work on all aspects of a website or focus on a specific aspect. The following list identifies a variety of web specialists or digital designers:
Back-end web developers are responsible for the overall technical construction of the website. They create the basic framework of the site and ensure that it functions as expected. Back-end web developers also establish procedures for allowing others to add new pages to the website and meet with management to discuss major changes to the site.
Web and digital interface designers are responsible for creating the look and feel of a website or interface with regard to photos, color, font type and size, graphics, and layout. They also are responsible for the functionality, usability, and compatibility of the website or interface.
Webmasters maintain and update websites. They ensure that websites operate correctly, and they test for errors such as broken links. Many webmasters respond to user comments as well.