Web Development


A web developer/development is a person or business that designs and prepares content for the World Wide Web, including text, images, site architecture and multimedia. Thus they are responsible for web sites. Web developers may use Web-authoring software or an HTML editor to create the actual pages, or they may design the overall look and actual coding.

Most often, they should be proficient with Web graphics and images. This is a discipline where one should have a well rounded education which comprises all related fields than specialized education. Courses on programming skills, content writing, media art, technical knowledge etc are all very essential for a successful career in this field.

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In a broader term web development is any activity related to developing a web site for the World Wide Web or an intranet. This can include e-commerce business development, web design, web content development, client-side/server-side scripting, and web server configuration.

Web development may be a collaborative effort between departments rather than the domain of a designated department. It is still important to remember that web development is generally split up into client side coding covering aspects such as the layout and design, then server side coding, which covers the website's functionality and back end systems. Important skills that a Web designer must have are the ability to solve problems, induce efficiencies, condense elaborateness, convey ideas, extract feelings and ultimately cause actions. It is about solving the problems of the client.


Projected job growth varies widely by education and training requirements. Job openings stem from both employment growth and replacement needs. Replacement needs arise as workers leave occupations. Some transfer to other occupations while others retire, return to school, or quit to assume household responsibilities. Thus with more and more computerization of almost all the fields the need for web developers also grow providing employment opportunities. A course on any web development field with a good potential will help the candidate to be placed with any of the following job title.

• Web developer

• Web programmer

• Software developer

• Web designer

• Web content developer Application programmer

Famous Personalities:

Sir Timothy Berners-Lee

Sir Timothy Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist who invented the World Wide Web. He received a knighthood from the British Queen for his efforts (so he is called 'Sir'). He is director of W3C, which looks after the Web's development. A leading British newspaper ranked him as the world's greatest living genius. Today's world would be very different without his discovery.Berners-Lee was born in 1955 to parents who were mathematicians and computer scientists. He grew up with numbers and electronics and managed to build his own computer. He went to Oxford University and was banned from using the computers for hacking. Berners-Lee graduated with a degree in physics. His first jobs after graduating were as a computer programmer and software developer.

Berners-Lee spent the 1980s on a project based on sharing and updating information online. In 1991, he put the first website online. It explained what the World Wide Web was and how it was used. He gave his idea to the world for free. In 1994, Berners-Lee founded W3C to set standards and improve the quality of the Web.Berners-Lee now spends his time between W3C and as a professor of computer science in England. He also writes about the future of the Web. In 2004, he was named as the first ever winner of the Millennium Technology Prize. He has a string of other awards and is listed as one of 'Time' magazine's 100 most important people of the 20th Century.

Mr.Ajith Balakrishnan

Ajith Balakrishnan founded Rediff.com India Limited, India's most visited Internet portal, and has been a director in the company ever since its inception in December 1995. He was appointed Managing Director in August 1998. Mr. Balakrishnan is also a co-founder and director of Rediffusion-Dentsu, Young & Rubicam Limited (one of India's five largest ad agencies), where he has served since March 1993. Additionally, he is a co-founder and director of Rediffusion Advertising Private Limited and a director of PSI Data Systems Limited, a publicly listed software services company. Mr. Balakrishnan holds a B.Sc. degree in Physics from Kerala University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

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