Web Development 101

Web developers are at the forefront of the Internet age. The websites we browse, the gifts we order and the news we peruse online are all made possible by the web developers who design, build and implement Internet websites. They are heavily involved in website creation, from helping design aesthetic properties such as layout and color, to technical considerations such as how to design a website to handle a given amount of Internet traffic.

Not only is the web development field exciting and on the forefront of the digital age, but it’s also a growing field. This guide will explain how to become a web developer, what skills and education are needed, different career paths, current market trends, and what people can expect as a web developer professional.


Essential Skills to Become a Front End Web Developer:

  • HTML

  • CSS

  • JavaScript

  • Responsive Web Design

  • CSS Frameworks

  • JavaScript Libraries and Frameworks

  • Version Control

  • Web Performance

  • Testing

  • Soft Skills

Besides the above technical skills other skills like strong communication, agile problem-solving capabilities, soft skills, motivated and being passionate about the job are some of the sought-after skills.


Web Developer Job Responsibilities

If you are reading so far into this post it means that you are pretty serious about pursuing a career in Front End Development. Here’s what you will be doing on the job:

If you are reading so far into this post it means that you are pretty serious about pursuing a career in Front End Development. Here’s what you will be doing on the job:

  • Program, test and debug all web applications.

  • Design, develop, test and deploy web applications.

  • Develop appropriate code structures to solve specific tasks.

  • Coordinate with other designers and programmers to develop web projects.

  • Collaborate with staff and teams to develop, format and deploy content.

  • Assist and support in the upkeep and maintenance of web sites.

  • Research and propose software programs that are compatible to the future technologies.

  • Initiate periodic testing and implement contingency plans in case of systems failure.

  • Prepare and coordinate intranet web updates and intranet website changes.

  • Develop and build style guidelines in accordance with brand images and objectives.

  • Develop websites using Java, AJAX, cascading style sheets and other tools.

  • Implement life cycle data management, JavaScript, html, xml and other technologies.

  • Integrate applications and software programs with backend databases.

  • Use application servers to deploy large web-based transaction systems.

  • Analyze customer requirement, maintain databases and processes and assist in web development programs.

  • Monitor assessment results and develop various software tools with the help of appropriate information flow.

  • Prepare documents and training materials to evaluate various website projects within time frame.

  • Prepare documents for program code and maintain it for future reference to ensure appropriate implementation of programs.

  • Prepare schedule for project development and ensure compliance to deadline.

  • Review coding standards as per project requirement.

  • Develop and ensure achievement of all business objectives.


Pursue a Career as a Web Developer

In partnership with the IT Skill Institute®,USA (ITSI®), Palmsland Consult offers training and certification preparation courses to individuals who want to pursue a career in web development.

Learn how to create impressive websites using HTML5, CSS3, Twitter Bootstrap 3, jQuery and Google APIs and deploy it to Amazon Simple Storage Service(S3).

No matter your level of experience, there is a web development course right for you. Browse and click on the courses that suits your experience below to register.

Front End Web Development Certification


  • No OF LESSONS: 11 Course Lessons
  • CERTIFICATE: US Certification
  • SKILL LEVEL: Entry Level

Back End Development: PHP and MySQL


  • No OF LESSONS: 10 Course Lessons
  • CERTIFICATE: US Certification
  • SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

Full Stack Web Development Certifcation


  • No OF LESSONS: 26 Course Lessons
  • CERTIFICATE: US Certification
  • SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate