Website Design And Development Job Description

website design

"Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the project, or service." - Steve Jobs.

Your Detailed Web Designer Job Description

An exceptional web designer crafts the look, layout and features of a successful website. You will need a professional working knowledge of both graphic design and computer programming. Once a website is created, you will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the website.

Additionally, you will work with development teams or managers for keeping the site up-to-date and prioritizing needs, among other tasks.

Web Designer Duties

A web designer's job duties cover all aspects of creating a website. Upon meeting with clients and assessing their needs, web designers help create and maintain the site. Your duties include, but aren't limited to, the following:

  • You will be responsible for planning site design by clarifying goals and designing functionality.

    Develops site navigation by categorizing content; funneling traffic through content.

  • Develops site content and graphics by coordinating with copywriters and graphic artists; designing images, icons, banners, audio enhancements, etc

  • Prepares the site by installing and configuring server software; installing programming language using authoring and formatting tools; ensuring cross-platform compatibility; establishing links.

  • Establishes local ability of the website by registering it with search engines.

    Upgrades site by updating content and graphics; monitoring performance and results; identifying and evaluating improvement options; introducing new technology; maintaining links.

  • Protects site by designing and installing security precautions.

  • Maintains site appearance by developing and enforcing content and display standards; editing submissions.

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

  • Provides information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.

  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.

  • Accomplishes information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed

  • Other Web Developer Skills Required:

    • Regular exposure to business stakeholders and executive management, as well as the authority and scope, to apply your expertise to many interesting technical problems.

    • Candidate must have a strong understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards.

    • The position requires constant communication with colleagues.

    • Experience in planning and delivering software platforms used across multiple products and organizational units.

    • Deep expertise and hands on experience with Adobe Dreamweaver, and programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Jquery and API's.

    • Deep functional knowledge or hands on design experience with Web Services (REST, SOAP, etc ..) is needed to be successful in this position.

    • Strong grasp of security principles and how they apply to E-Commerce applications.

    • JavaScript, Jquery, HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, Web Programming Skills, E-Commerce, Teamwork, Verbal Communication, cross-browser compatibility, Web User Interface Design (UI), Security Principles, Object-Oriented Design, Web Services (REST/SOAP), Multimedia Content Development, API's

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