Working in web development involves designing, building, and maintaining websites and web applications. It's a dynamic field that requires a combination of technical skills, creativity, and problem-solving abilities.

Web developers typically use programming languages for coding like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for front-end development, while back-end development may involve languages like Python, Ruby, PHP, Java, or Node.js.

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Specialisations in Web Development

  • Front end developer - focus on UX and UI

  • Back end developer - work on the server side of web applications

  • Full stack developer - has expertise in both front end and back end

  • App developer - specialising in creating applications for smartphones and tablets

  • Web project manager - oversees the planning, execution and delivery of web development

These are just a few of the career paths available in web development. It's important to note that the field is continually evolving, and new specializations may emerge as technology advances. Many web developers also choose to specialize further in areas such as e-commerce, content management systems (CMS), or web analytics. Ultimately, the career path you choose will depend on your interests, skills, and career goals.

Laila is a full stack web developer
There are not a lot of girls in tech, and especially black females in tech. So I really wanted to step into that gap and be an inspiration to other people that look like me.
Laila - Full stack developer