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Macaw Web Design
South Africa - Cape Town
Totally revamped site. Professional Web Developers. Company or personal web site and/or blog development and maintenance. Have a look at the services we offer. These include banner design as well.

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Give a web developer job description?

A web designer/developer is responsible for the design, layout and coding of a website. They are involved with the technical and graphical aspects of a website - how the site works and how it looks. They can also be involved with the maintenance and update of an existing site.

After establishing the target audience for a website and identifying the type of content it will host, a web designer/developer will:

write the programming code, either from scratch or by adapting existing website software and graphics packages to meet business requirements
test the website and identify any technical problems
upload the site onto a server and register it with different search engines.
A web designer/developer normally works between 37 and 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday. Additional hours may be required to meet deadlines, which could include evenings and weekends.

What tools and software do you use as a developer?

Text Editor, Web Editor, Version Control, Clipboard History Manager, Graphics and Image Editing, SSH Client, Search and Replace, Web Statistics and Log Analyzers, Sizer, Web Browsers.

Any tips for people about web sites?

Keep your focus on fast pages.Keep your pages short, but not too short. Good navigation on your websites is critical (Menus). Keep images small and use sprites whenever possible. Use appropriate colors. Write as globally as you can. Check your spelling and grammar. Keep links current. Annotate your links (write links that explain where the reader is going to go, and what they are going to find there). Put contact information on your pages.

Contact information reminds people that the site is maintained by another person. This means they may be more charitable and more willing to respect you when they do make contact. Plus by putting contact information on your site, you are helping your readers trust you. If there is an email address or phone number, they know they can contact you if theres a problem.

What SEO tips can you give us?

It takes months, if not years, to improve your SEO. The biggest thing you can do is to get other sites to link to you using the keywords you want to use. The more sites that link to you, the more important your site is and therefore the higher up in the ranks youll show.

What web developer certifications do you have?

I am self taught and I find that this is the best way as you get a more hands-on feel for what clients need. This also assists you with keeping up with the latest technology.

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