Top 10 Basic Essential Skills Every Web Developer Should Have

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By Hasanuzzaman Sarker

Business Development Officer

Date: January 17, 2020

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Web development is the fastest-growing industry not only in Bangladesh but also around the world. To grab the dream job in this sector, do you have the skills to stand out from the crowd? On this blog, you can find top 10 basic skills for a web developer. So, Let’s go!

1. Constantly Learning and Keeping up to date with the industry

To become a great web developer, you should stay ahead of the curve. You have to learn new technologies and programming languages and focus on the customer’s needs and wants to keep them satisfied. You also have to keep yourself up to date with the industry; thus a better idea is to follow blogs like Sitepoint, Smashing Magazine, Hacker News etc. and of course our blog. To visit at least one conference in the related field each year should be included in your goal. 

2. Time Management     

In web development projects, the deadlines are always just around the corner. So, to stay efficient, it’s vital to manage your time as best as possible. Good developers struggle with it, but some can not maintain their time management skills. I’m sharing some quick, actionable tips so that you can manage your time correctly- 

  • Make a to-do list

As a web developer, you have to maintain a regular to-do list, and it will help you to do your every task, resulting you can’t skip a job.  

  • Set reminders 

Reminder helps you to do a particular task at the right time.  

  • Use the 80/20 rule 

You can follow the 80/20 rule and try to find your daily tasks that eat away too much time without producing enough results. You may be surprised at how much time you’re spending every day doing things that take way too long for what you get out in return.     

  • Communicate  

When you get stuck on a task, don’t waste your time, communicate with your boss or senior to get a better solution. 

3. HTML/CSS 

We know that HTML, CSS and JavaScript are the three fundamental pillars of Web development. HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is a language that communicates with the web browser, and it dictates the structure of each page on the WWW (World Wide Web). It tells the browser how to interpret the data to form elements on a website. We use it to add style on our site, including the layout and design. We also use CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) to properly display in our website on different devices and screen sizes. HTML5 and CSS3 are the latest standards that work in the most common browsers out there. 

4. JavaScript 

When you are master in HTML and CSS, in the long run, you’ll want to learn JavaScript. JavaScript is one of the higher-level programming languages, and it prepares websites more interactive and functional. JavaScript will deliver you to create better experiences for users. You can write special features directly onto your sites with JavaScripts.   

5. PHP 

PHP (earlier called, Personal Home Page) is a server scripting language, and it is a powerful and useful tool for making dynamic and interactive web pages. PHP is a widely-used, free, and efficient alternative to competitors such as Microsoft’s ASP.  

6. Responsive Design 

Nowadays, many modern consumers use their mobile devices to conduct online searches. Around 60% of online searches occur on mobile devices. So, websites need to adapt to this trend. When websites aren’t consistent with mobile devices, web users don’t display well; users go to a competitive site. That is why a web developer needs to have responsive design knowledge.  

7. GIT (Code Versioning) 

Code versioning or version control helps you to track and control, but also revise any changes to your programming. Just imagine that you make a few smaller changes to your code and the whole web site stops working. The changes you made indeed had errors, the quickest and better solution is to track back to the last time of your code that worked.      

8. Debugging 

You can fix any errors or abnormalities in your code by the Debugging process. On average, a developer spends no less than 33 % of his time debugging.   

9. Analytical Skills

Consumers behaviour is always switching. So, your design, coding as well as development skills will ever express for satisfying the ultimate customers. Therefore, every web developer needs a strong understanding of consumers, especially web consumers, and their need and want. If you can understand them on the whole, it will support you to create the best websites that sell.   

10. SEO 

In modern-day marketing, Search engine optimization (SEO) is working as the driving force. To get more traffic as well as increase ranking on Google, SEO is the most effective way. Websites that don’t implement SEO won’t show up high enough on search engine result pages. Page upload speed, keyword content, and domain credibility are just some of the SEO skills that web developers should learn.  

Are you ready to discover the possibilities in a web development career? Adapt these 10 basic skills and to learn more about web developer skills and how to stand out from the competition, regularly visit our careers blog !

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