Web Development


Web development is a lucrative and thriving career path since almost every business needs a website. At F.I.R.S.T. Institute, there are various coding languages you can build valuable skills within that you can take with you anywhere you go post-graduation.

And while some students may already know what they want to pursue, maybe you are just beginning to explore your options.

If you’re unsure about pursuing a creative career, worry not — you can determine your career-readiness level by taking our quick 5-question quiz. Then, you can better decide on your creative career path.

Start by taking the quiz, then explore the many potential career paths available to you on this page!

The person in this role is responsible for supporting the more advanced web developers in many aspects of website and web application development. It is typically an entry-level position. The Junior Web Developer has a fantastic opportunity to learn hands-on from his or her boss by seeing exactly what the life of a senior developer is like! By providing this support, the Junior Web Developer often has the opportunity to impact the broader company or client goals


This specialized position focuses on writing computer code that makes a data entry system easy to use for consumers. These data entry systems could include things like general web forms, computerized invoices, and database front ends. These forms are written in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, PHP, and many other languages. The User Interface Designer has a bit of a different job than any other on this list because they must always keep in mind the needs of the end user! The user interface is one of the most important tools for a business to get right because it is how their consumers interact with them.


The Front End Developer is hired to develop working and visually appealing websites and applications. Front end development is also referred to as client side development: these people write code to make websites interactive and fun to experience for the user. Basically, everything that you see on a web page (drop-down menus, fonts, buttons, contact forms, etc.) is some combination of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS that has been written by a Front End Developer. These developers also work closely with the Back End Developer to make it all come together.


An HTML5 Developer is a Front End Developer responsible for all things HTML. HTML5 is the most widely used and latest HTML standard and is an essential part of web applications (and increasingly, mobile applications). The HTML5 Developer translates the user interface framework to codes that can produce visual elements. This person bridges the gap between graphic design visuals on a webpage and the technical code behind those visuals, and they play a big role in the function and look of a web application.


The HTML/CSS Developer has all of the responsibilities of the HTML5 Developer, plus must understand CSS. CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets, define how HTML elements are displayed. Together, HTML and CSS are the core elements of building a web page.


Content Designers work in both print and digital media. This person works for the creation of content in websites, social media, software, blogs, etc. You’ll be making content from scratch and implementing it through text, graphics, videos, sound, and more. Content Designers can be specified in different areas such as animation, writing, programming, and more.