Webbies are the people behind websites. There are many variations of website makers, and sometimes roles get confusing and people think one role is the other or employers want two roles combined. Here are the different roles and the differences in roles.
Typically website designers are graphic designers gone digital. Web designers design the website. Absolutely no code is involved. They just design how the website will look. The layout of each page. The colors and the typography. Then they hand it over to someone who knows code.
Front-end Web developer
Back-end Web Developer
Back-end developers are behind the scenes. Although users may not see what they do and are oblivious to it, without them their web experience wouldnβt be great. These people make forms, and logins and without them, social media wouldnβt exist. Twitter or Facebook wouldnβt be here. Theyβre experts in MySQL, PHP, Ruby, Python, and they know how to handle cookies and APIs. They are responsible for database design and implementation. Their job is to enhance the experience for users and provide great features.
Full-stack Web Developer
A little unknown and a little uncommon role in this industry are the full-stack web developers. They can do both front-end and back-end work. They even can design the whole website themselves and put together. Typically they love one side over the other but that doesnβt stop them from coding. And although no person can possess all the languages, back end developers will know the most common ones needed to build a website.
Then thereβs the people that branch off of websites and make things that are used elsewhere. The people that make the apps on your phone, the software that controls your email, the things that really make people go βwow.β Much love for the programmers, software engineers and the computer science majors that make awesome things happen beyond the websites.