What Do Web Developers Do and Why Do You Need One?

What Do Web Developers Do and Why Do You Need One?

Have you ever visited a website with a cool drop-down menu or a carousel of photos of their products and wondered how they were created? These features are all thanks to the web developer! 

Utilizing a combination of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), HyperText Markup Language (HTML), and Javascript, a web developer creates everything you see on a website. This includes drop-down menus, the fonts you see, and the overall look and feel of the website. Web developers must write and organize codes to create the features and general layout of a website. They also test and refine these codes to properly ensure a website or application is running smoothly. 

NOT SURE IF YOU NEED A WEB DEVELOPER? THINK YOU CAN DESIGN A WEBSITE ON YOUR OWN?

According to a report from the Society of Digital Agencies (SoDA), 77% of agencies believe that bad website UX is a weakness for their clients, the most significant weakness agencies identified. Do you still feel confident about building a website for your business? 

A website is the most important and vital piece of marketing in a business’ arsenal of tools. It's typically the first impression a consumer has of your business, and first impressions are always important. You want to make sure consumers know that you can offer them the very best products and services when they enter your website, not scare them away.

ADDING A WEB DEVELOPER TO YOUR TEAM ALSO MEANS YOU HAVE MORE CONTROL OVER HOW YOUR WEBSITE LOOKS AND INTERACTS WITH USERS.

Instead of using a set template like many easy website builders like Weebly and Wix offer, your business can have a unique look and feel that will catch the attention of users and provide an experience that better reflects your business. 

A web developer can also ensure that your website looks good on a mobile device, not just a desktop. ComScore reports that mobile devices account for nearly two out of every three minutes spent online. When it comes to your website, this statistic cannot be ignored. Many consumers are on the go and cannot carry a desktop with them everywhere they go; having a website that is both easy to navigate and view on a mobile screen is vital. Due to their smaller screens, mobile devices will display websites differently than a desktop would. For example, if your website is video-heavy, adjustments would need to be made to properly display them on a smaller screen. A web developer would be able to write and design code that could make those needed adjustments.

Take a look at your website and see if improvements could be made. If you believe it needs a facelift or could benefit from adjustments on the backend, consider adding a web developer to your team. They would be a great asset to your business, helping it grow and flourish. 


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