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WEB DESIGN CAREER INFORMATION

Web Designer


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Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. They also may create content for the site. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content. Excludes "Multimedia Artists and Animators".

Web developers typically do the following:

  • Meet with their clients or management to discuss the needs of the website and the expected needs of the website’s audience and plan how it should look
  • Create and debug applications for a website
  • Write code for the site, 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

When creating a website, developers have to make their client’s vision a reality. They work with clients to determine what sites should be used for, including ecommerce, news, or gaming. The developer has to decide which applications and designs will fit the site best.
The following are some types of web developers:

  • Web architects or programmers are responsible for the overall technical construction of the website. They create the basic framework of the site and ensure that it works as expected. Web architects 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 designers are responsible for how a website looks. They create the site’s layout and integrate graphics; applications, such as a retail checkout tool; and other content into the site. They also write web-design programs in a variety of computer languages, such as HTML or JavaScript.
  • Webmasters maintain websites and keep them updated. They ensure that websites operate correctly and test for errors such as broken links. Many webmasters respond to user comments as well.

 

OUTLOOK & WAGE DATA

United States

Employment

Percent
Change

Job Openings

2010

2020

Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects

302,300

367,900

+22%

11,030

California

Employment

Percent
Change

Job Openings

2008

2018

 

 

 

 

Wage Data:

Pay
Period

2010

10%

25%

Median

75%

90%

United States

Hourly

$20.76

$27.52

$36.37

$46.95

$57.67

Yearly

$43,200

$57,200

$75,600

$97,700

$120,000

California

Hourly

$23.62

$31.04

$39.99

$52.40

$65.81

Yearly

$49,100

$64,600

$83,200

$109,000

$136,900

Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.

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State and National Trends
Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.
Note: The data for the State Employment Trends and the National Employment Trends are not directly comparable. The projections period for state data is 2008-2018, while the projections period for national data is 2010-2020.

projections period for national data is 2010-2020.
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National Data Source: 
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California Employment Development Department, Labor Market Information Division

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