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Web development broken down into ‘everyday terms’ means developing a website for the internet.

Various methods are involved when it comes to creating a website and to get it up and running like coding, programming or designing, etc. Web development mainly deals with the coding or the programming side that allows a website to run and function properly.

What are the characteristics of a good Web Design and Developer?

Creativity and analytical skills are definitely characteristics of a good developer. Detail-orientated prospective students and students that have an eye for design will also have an aptitude for this course. 

If you are interested to study the Higher Certificate in Graphic Web Design and to progress to the Advanced Certificate in Web Development, you are at the right place! We will discuss the reasons why web development is becoming such a sought after career choice and why we think you have embarked on the right journey in making web development your choice of career.

The computer-driven revolution has left every area of society untouched, which is currently creating multiple opportunities for big and small businesses to enter the web arena. There is an excess of opportunities for web developers to dominate!

Here are a few reasons why you should consider a career in web development…

1. You will be in high demand

There is an ever-increasing demand for web developers: Businesses are always looking for good web developers and designers. The request for web developers is only going to grow more in the future.

2. Your earning potential is huge

Companies are willing to pay high salaries to attract the best developers. While salaries will vary depending on the area of specialism, with web development, you’ll likely secure a job with great earning potential.

3. You can expand into other areas

You don’t need to be stuck in one particular area of web development. Web development comes with many transferable skills.

The mobile sector is a great example. Web developers can easily changeover to mobile development. With similar mobile interfaces, creating mobile applications can access a different market while also making developers much more appealing to potential employers.

4. You can become a specialist

Web development is great for those wanting to become an expert. Specialising is a way to become the best in what you enjoy doing the most. Whether it is JavaScript, CSS or HTML. A career in web development allows you to focus on areas you enjoy and excel at, which will help you become a leader in your field. 

5. It’s creative

Problem solvers – that is what developers are often seen as, and this is what they are. However, web developers have the bonus of being able to flex their creative muscles.

For front-end developer’s creativity is key. You will be able to create first-class user-experiences and attractive websites. If you work for a start-up business, you will get much more creative rein to do your own thing.

6. You will be part of a community

The people you work with, it sometimes just as important as the work as you learn so much from each other. Web development is lucky, because not only will you be most likely working in a team, you will have limitless online communities at your fingertips.

The online community for developers is enormous, and if used to the fullest, it can be a foundation of technical support and a place with like-minded people. Online communities are a great resource that you can learn a lot from, not to mention what you can give back to them.

7. You can work freelance or as part of a company

If you decide to work as a freelancer, you can enjoy higher wages and more creative freedom. Thanks to the high demand for their skills, freelance developers have the chance to pick and choose their projects and the way their career evolves.

8. It is future proof

As we progress towards an even more tech-filled future, developer skills are progressively in demand. We could even see programming languages become more respected than traditional spoken languages.

9. It is FUN!!!

With web technology in continuous growth, it’s a pretty exciting place to be. With countless companies on the lookout for new talent, it is a perfect chance for ambitious developers to find their perfect role in the industry.

If you choose a smaller company, you will be able to take on more responsibility, and while the salary might be a little less you will be able to have more creative control and you will be able to take ownership of projects and make them your own.

One significant rule about web development is – ALWAYS KEEP LEARNING!!! It is not about being the greatest web developer out there. Look at Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Larry Ellison for instance, they weren’t the best coders, but look what they accomplished.

Get started by registering for a Higher Certificate in Graphic Web Design and thereafter progress to the Advanced Certificate in Web Development at Prestige Academy and become part of the family!