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Job Description Web Designer

Short Description:

Design, create, and modify web sites. Analyze user needs to implement web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of web and multimedia content.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, or maintain web sites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media.
  • Perform or direct web site updates.
  • Write, design, or edit web page content, or direct others producing content.
  • Confer with management or development teams to prioritize needs, resolve conflicts, develop content criteria, or choose solutions.
  • Back up files from web sites to local directories for instant recovery in case of problems.
  • Identify problems uncovered by testing or customer feedback, and correct problems or refer problems to appropriate personnel for correction.
  • Evaluate code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems.
  • Maintain understanding of current web technologies or programming practices through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups.
  • Analyze user needs to determine technical requirements.

Skills/Requirements/Qualifications

  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Fireworks; Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software; Corel CorelDraw Graphics Suite
  • Operating system software — Linux; Microsoft Windows; Sun Microsystem Solaris; UNIX
  • Web page creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver; Adobe Systems Adobe Flash Player; Adobe Systems Adobe Macromedia HomeSite; Microsoft FrontPage
  • Web platform development software — Adobe Systems Adobe ColdFusion; Apache Struts; Extensible HyperText Markup Language XHTML; JavaScript

Job Zones

  • Title: Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
  • Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
  • Related Experience: Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
  • Job Training: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
  • Job Zone Examples: These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include food service managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, interviewers, and insurance sales agents.
  • Specific Vocational Preparation in years: (6.0 to < 7.0)

Job Category

IT and Engineering

Salary National Average

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$53280$70200$89170

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