WEB DEVELOPERS AND DIGITAL DESIGNERS

SHORT PROGRAM 120 hours $6,500

LONG PROGRAM 240 HOURS $11,985

WHAT DOES A WEB DEVELOPER/ & DIGITAL DESIGNER DO?

Design and Development:

Design Website and application layouts: Visually layout websites and digital applications, ensuring an aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly experience.

Develop User interfaces (UI): Develop UI elements, such as buttons, menus, and navigation bars, considering factors like usability, consistency, and responsiveness across different devices.

Collaborate with developers: Work closely with web developers to ensure their designs can be translated into functional websites and applications.

Usability and Functionality:

Test Usability: Conduct usability testing to identify any areas where users might encounter difficulties and refine the design to optimize the user experience.

Information architecture: They plan the information architecture of websites and applications, ensuring a logical and intuitive flow of information for users.

Accessibility considerations: They design interfaces that are accessible to users with disabilities, adhering to accessibility guidelines and standards.

Additional Responsibilities:

Continue Learning: The world of web design is constantly evolving. Web and digital interface designers need to stay abreast of the latest design trends and best practices.

Prototyping: They may create prototypes to visually represent design ideas and gather user feedback before final development.

Graphics design: In some cases, they may also be responsible for creating graphic elements like icons and illustrations to enhance the visual appeal of the UI.

Communication and collaboration: Effective communication and collaboration with developers, copywriters, and other stakeholders are essential for a successful web design project

demand

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) considers the combined role Web Developers and Digital Designers (15-1252.00) to experience an overall job growth of 16 percent from 2022 to 2032. This translates to an estimated 19,000 new job openings each year on average over the next decade.

ATTRIBUTES AND PREREQUISITES

Technical Skills:

Web development fundamentals: Understanding HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is essential for building the core structure and functionality of web pages.

Familiarity with web development frameworks: Knowledge of frameworks like Bootstrap or React can streamline development and ensure responsive design across different devices.

Content Management Systems (CMS) experience (desirable): Understanding popular CMS platforms like WordPress can be valuable, especially when working on websites that require frequent content updates by non-technical users.

Version control systems (desirable): Familiarity with version control systems like Git is beneficial for collaboration and managing code changes effectively.

Design Skills:

Visual design principles: A strong understanding of visual design principles like color theory, typography, and layout is crucial for creating aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly interfaces.

User interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design: Knowledge of UI/UX design principles helps create interfaces that are not only visually appealing but also intuitive and easy to navigate.

Graphic design software proficiency: Being proficient in design software like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or Figma allows for creating graphics, icons, and other visual elements for web interfaces.

Additional Desirable Skills:

Understand accessibility guidelines: The ability to design interfaces that are accessible to users with disabilities is important for creating inclusive web experiences.

Content creation skills (desirable): Basic understanding of content creation principles like writing for the web and search engine optimization (SEO) can be valuable.

Analytical thinking: The ability to analyze user behavior and website data can inform design decisions and improve the overall user experience.

Problem-solving skills: Web development and design involve troubleshooting and resolving technical challenges. Strong problem-solving skills are essential.

Soft Skills:

Attention to detail: A keen eye for detail is crucial for ensuring websites are visually consistent, function properly, and provide a seamless user experience.

Communication skills: Effective communication is necessary for collaborating with clients, developers, and other stakeholders throughout the design and development process.

Time management skills: Web Developers and Digital Designers often juggle multiple projects simultaneously. Strong time management skills are essential for meeting deadlines and staying organized.

EARN CERTIFICATIONS

SHORT PROGRAM (120 hours) $6,500

  • HTML Certificate
  • CSS Certificate
  • JavaScript Certificate

LONG PROGRAM (240 hours) $11,985

  • HTML Certificate
  • CSS Certificate
  • JavaScript Certificate

 

JOB ROLE

15-1252.00 WEB DEVELOPERS AND DIGITAL DESIGNERS.