Web development if considered broadly can be defined as developing a website for personal business and educational purposes. It can range from developing small websites in HTML to building large search engines like GOOGLE and YAHOO and social networking sites such as FACEBOOK. It can be further divided into sub categories such as web design, web content development, client liaison, client-side/server-side scripting, web server and network security configuration, and e-commerce development. Web development can involve from one person in a small home to a 100’s and 1000’s of people in a big organization.
Since the commercialization of web in the year 2000-2002 people have started using web as an industry. Certain startup companies like Google made use of the web to become technological giants. People can now buy anything ranging from a tooth brush to a big mansion or a house over the web. E-commerce has just prepared all for all that. The growth of this industry is largely attributed towards businesses which is wishing to sell products and services to online customers. Web developers are able to provide those services to the consumer which were traditionally available to the users via specialized software on their PC. For example Using Prezi as an alternative for creating Presentations rather than MS PowerPoint.
Do you want to have your business grow? Do you want to earn some extra cash just by following your hobby? Do you want to make a big impression on your interviewer recruiting you? If you answer is YES for any one of these three questions then web development is important for you. Web development bridges the gap between the world of consumer focused innovation and the land of computer science.
As Forbes says, “If your business does not have a website or web presence in this era you are probably missing out on a large chunk of customers and you are probably in danger of going out of the business.”
Below are the Few Reasons one should consider knowing web development as an Entrepreneur or any business person or official:
For student web development could be an exciting carrier option it requires less effort compared to traditional careers and the comfort of working from home is unbeatable. Even if you are not considering it as your career it is still important to learn basic web development as companies are often looking for workers and employees who know web development as an additional skill. Moreover you could always create a portfolio website and present it as your Resume or CV. It would definitely leave a big and a lasting impression on the interviewer, wouldn’t it? And how about going to an interview with just a URL rather than those bulky and fatty project and CV files? That’d definitely be a class of innovation. Since web development requires very basic infrastructure you could also earn some extra cash by just creating some websites in your free time. Trust me, it happens. I am doing that
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Educational institutions could too utilize web development. You can post all the important happenings and notices on your websites and can collect assignments from the students. Infact, the same is happening in the best of the institutions where this power of Cloud is being utilized in some really good way. Though, this same thing definitely brings a big NO to the usual and common excuse of forgetting the assignment at home when it comes to the submission deadline. LOL!!
To conclude, we might say that WEB is the FUTURE that’s already empowering the PRESENT.
Internet has touched each and every part of our life and web development is a perfect way to exploit this. No matter what your field is, no matter what your purpose is, if you want to achieve something big in life, you simply cannot ignore the WEB and its power.happy wheels