What do web developers do on a daily basis?

July 13, 2022

Tags: Technologies, IT Staff Augmentation, Managed Teams

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Software development is one of the most trending activities today. With the world's population using applications and web pages to carry out their daily tasks, both professional and every day, development and developers are among the most demanded by companies in order to satisfy their customers.


A web developer is in charge of “creating websites. While their main role is to ensure that the website is visually appealing and easy to navigate, many web developers are also responsible for the performance and capacity of the website”, according to the definition offered by Coursera on its website.


How is the day-to-day of a web developer?


For a web developer, your main goal is to create dynamic, functional, and effective websites for today's digital landscape. It must meet the needs of the customer and meet the demand of a user increasingly immersed in technology knowledge.


A web developer often works as a freelance, which means that he is not tied to any company and is hired by independent people for projects, in this way he is in the power to manage the hours of the day that he dedicates to writing code. and to the development of the page or application, starting and ending when you see fit.


Also, a web developer can work full time for a company, here he will have to work in a team interacting regularly with other developers, web designers, technology professionals and other professionals such as administrators, social communicators and the human resources department.


Among the tasks that a web developer must assume when working for a company, part of their daily routine, are: creation of new websites, correction of errors and failures in existing websites, improving the user experience if needed and being constantly monitoring orders and customer complaints.


Main daily tasks for a web developer


  • Communicate with clients: Whether working as a freelancer or for a company, a web developer must be in constant communication with clients, in addition to the other members of the team. Having the ability to communicate clearly is vital for developers.
  • Writing code: logical, a task that covers most of the day for a developer. Improving the ability to write clean code quickly is appreciated by both clients and companies. Added to this is always updating their knowledge in the different programming languages ​​such as HTML and CSS.
  • Building Applications: After building the structure of a website, a web developer must ensure that it works properly and is responsive. They can create custom controls, dynamic pages, mobile apps, and navigation menus, testing all of these elements to make sure they work.
  • Coordinate with the team: if you work in a company, or even as a freelancer and are part of a team project, the web developer must coordinate the tasks with the other members and with the Project manager. They must ensure that their work is being supervised, approved and within the time established for the task.
  • Monitor the website: the duty of a web developer does not end after creating and testing the website or application, they must act as webmasters of the page, update it and maintain the functionality of the site, always monitoring the metrics and pending to correct any error that may occur.


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Skills a web developer must have to be successful




Not only for software developers but for anyone who wants to be a good professional, communication is a skill that must be enriched and kept in optimal working order. Whether it is to give instructions correctly to your colleagues or simply to maintain a cordial relationship with the rest of your colleagues, clear and precise communication is extremely important.




Being a software developer is a pretty lonely profession since you can spend hours sitting in front of a computer without exchanging a single word with another human being, but this does not mean that you should completely put aside your ability to show interest in the feelings of others. 




You have to know something before deciding to be a software developer: it is not an easy task. Building an application or a web page takes time, hundreds of hours in front of the computer doing a repetitive task can require a lot of patience, one of the most important soft skills for every professional. You must have the ability to give yourself time, to put up with long hours of work and be able to put up with yourself, sometimes we are our biggest obstacle.


An open mind and ability to adapt


A few years ago, web developers worked with a “waterfall” model, then they adopted a more agile approach and this was a big change. Precisely because of scenarios like this, having an open mind and being open to changes is essential for every developer.


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Do not hesitate to contact us so that together we can work towards a prosperous technological future.


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