Web designers and developers (NOC 2175)

Occupation related to information and communications technology

Job titles

  • corporate Webmaster
  • e-business (electronic business) Web site developer
  • e-commerce (electronic commerce) Web site developer
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Nature of work

Web designers and developers research, design, develop and produce Internet and Intranet sites. They are employed in computer software development firms, information technology consulting firms, information technology units throughout the private and public sectors, advertising agencies or they may be self-employed.

Fields of interest

  • Creating, designing
  • Crunching numbers
  • Working with computers, information technology, and communications
  • Writing, working in communications and information

Main duties

  • Web designers and developers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Consult with clients to develop and document Web site requirements
  • - Prepare mock-ups and storyboards
  • - Develop Web site architecture and determine hardware and software requirements
  • - Source, select and organize information for inclusion and design the appearance, layout and flow of the Web site
  • - Create and optimize content for the Web site using a variety of graphics, database, animation and other software
  • - Plan, design, write, modify, integrate and test Web-site related code
  • - Conduct tests and perform security and quality controls
  • - May lead and co-ordinate multidisciplinary teams to develop Web site graphics, content, capacity and interactivity
  • - May research and evaluate a variety of interactive media software products.

Main characteristics of the occupation

Employment requirements

  • * A bachelor's degree, usually in computer science, communications or business or Completion of a college program in computer science, graphic arts, Web design or business is required.
  • * Experience as a computer programmer or graphic designer is usually required.

Skill type

  • Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

Skill level

  • Professional