Web development is an area of expertise for building and maintaining websites. The work that is put in to make a website seem smooth and good looking, the coding and the design, both need to be operational and all this is done by a web developer. All this is done by coding.
Coding languages are languages that the computer can understand and also these languages are used to store information on the internet. There are many languages and the language used often determines what type of website it is.
Is Web developer a good career?
This field is very sophisticated and well-paid. Web developers are in high demand nowadays and the funny thing is that one does not need to attend some university and get a degree to start working, one can learn by himself and start to offer services and if he/she has the necessary talent, they can make this into a full-time living.
Types of web developers
These people first draw an idea on the drawing board or paper and then produce that idea into a website. It is kind of like an art form where imagination is perfection. The text and animations that you see on websites like google and YouTube etc. are all products of front-end developers.
The second type of developer, the backend developer, is the main mastermind behind the scenes, this person or group is responsible for where the data for the website is stored and the server that is hosting the website and the application used to open the website. These are important factors in assembling a website that one needs to consider.
This type of developer is the one who determines what the client is wishing for and accordingly creates a website with required hosting and database. The languages used in this kind of development are not the same but different, called server-side languages, like python, PHP, ruby and java etc.
The third kind of developer is one who is affluent in both forms of development, known as a full stack developer. These developers cover all bases from designing and layout to the backend services like servers and databases. However, this kind of developer is not an easy task to become and requires a lot of knowledge and experience to reach this stage.
Although this market is very fruitful for web developers, another need also arises with website building and that is security. When you have a website made with customers interacting with it, keeping their as well as your own information private and out of others reach will become mandatory for building trust with the customer and for your own ease of mind, therefore, security goes hand in hand with web development in today’s world because it is not only important to create a website, but also to keep it secure.
In a nutshell, web development is all the actions, coding, and operations that are necessary to build and maintain a website and to constantly control its performance and user experience.
What are languages used to create websites?
HTML: This is the basic framework upon which a website is built, the foundation over which all other features and information is laid. It defines the website layout, format and components.
The main function of HTML is to organize documents. Although it is a standalone language upon which a website can be built, without other languages like java or CSS, the website will be very primitive with no features because HTML is an old language.
CSS: CSS is mostly used to give the website a little color, to style the website and its contents. The main feature with CSS is that the modification of one aspect of website layout or design on all pages of the website requires only one file to be changed. For example, to change the fonts of all headers of the pages, only one file would be manipulated. This creates ease of use.
In Pakistan, web developing has gained quite a large traction with software houses and web development agencies being established. Needless to say, this field has a very promising future in our country because in this age of globalization, businesses need an online presence due to the ever-growing online shopping market and making a website is the way of doing that.
Which company is best for web development In Islamabad?
In Islamabad, there has been a huge influx of this market over the past few years and some companies have grown their roots here. Top three of the best web development companies operating in Islamabad are;
Apex Solutions: This company is one of the pioneers of development in Pakistan. It has been operating since 2005 and has served clients in over 23 countries. It is considered the leading web development company of Pakistan and has an office in Islamabad as well. Its revenue is a little under 250 thousand dollars per annum. It provides not only development services but also specializes in social media marketing and ecommerce.
Hybridmediaworks: This is also a prominent company residing in Pakistan with offices in Islamabad. It was established in 2021 and has provided services to the largest organizations of Pakistan as well as other parts in the world. It has a very elite client base and has secured its position as a premium services provider. Its revenue is between 1 to 3 million per annum. It specializes in web development, ecommerce and marketing.
Centangle Interactive: This is a very motivated team of experts working out of Islamabad with their core focus being on web and mobile development, software and marketing. It was established by a few university students in 2013 and now garners over 3 million dollars in revenue per annum.
This is a growing industry in Pakistan with agencies that are competing on the global scale and we, as Pakistanis, should be proud of their efforts.