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.

A Back-End Developer specializes in building and maintaining the server side of web applications. They focus on the functionality and performance of the application, ensuring that it works smoothly and securely. Back-end developers use languages such as Java, Python, Ruby, or PHP, along with frameworks like Node.js or Django, to create the logic and database interactions that power the website or application. They work closely with Front-End Developers and other team members to integrate the front-end and back-end components, ensuring the application functions correctly. Additionally, Back-End Developers are responsible for optimizing the application’s performance and addressing any security vulnerabilities.

A Front-End Developer is a specialist who focuses on creating the visible parts of websites or applications that users interact with directly. They use languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to design and implement a website’s layout, visual elements, and interactive features. Front-end developers work closely with designers to ensure the user interface is intuitive and visually appealing. They also collaborate with Back-End Developers to ensure the front-end and back-end systems work seamlessly. Additionally, Front-End Developers must stay updated with the latest trends and technologies in web development to create modern and responsive web experiences.

A Full-Stack Developer is a jack-of-all-trades in web development. They are proficient in both front-end and back-end technologies, allowing them to work on all aspects of web development. Full-Stack Developers are skilled in languages and frameworks such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and one or more back-end languages like Node.js, Python, or Java. They can handle databases, server-side architecture, client-side interactions, and debugging/troubleshooting. Their broad skill set enables them to work independently or collaboratively on projects, from concept to completion.

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.


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


A UI/UX Designer focuses on creating user-friendly interfaces and experiences for digital products. They work to understand user needs and behaviors and then use that information to design intuitive and visually appealing interfaces. UI/UX Designers are skilled in user research, wireframing, prototyping, and user testing. They collaborate closely with developers and other team members to ensure the final product meets user needs and business goals.

A Web Analyst analyzes website data to help businesses make informed decisions. They use tools like Google Analytics to track website traffic, user behavior, and marketing campaigns. Web Analysts interpret data to identify trends, evaluate website performance, and recommend improvements to enhance user experience and achieve business objectives. They collaborate with marketing teams and web developers to implement data-driven strategies for website optimization.