Enter the Wonderful World of Web Design

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    eb Design and Development is a field which requires creativity and skills to provide users with a user-friendly experience. Web Designers work to develop interactive pages with seamless navigation to create stylish and captivating websites. Web Developers use coding and software setup to enhance websites and portals with advanced features and innovative functionality. 

    How Do You Become a Qualified Web Designer?

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    Every field requires a unique skill set and passion to pursue a career. To become a qualified Web Designer, you need to have a strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You also need to have a strong foundation in graphic design and user experience. Lastly, you need to have excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

    To advance further and properly understand the steps required to become a qualified web developer or a web designer, you need to learn the following basics on your journey to becoming a Web Designer. 

    ‍Learn the Fundamentals

    Learning the basics of web programming is the ideal first step to becoming a web developer. These basics include HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and JavaScript.

    Coding boot camps are now widely used to expedite the learning process for aspiring web developers. Since their purpose is to build job-ready skills as quickly as possible, coding boot camps have been a huge success because they are brief, immersive, and employment-focused. As a result, aspiring web developers are finding that they are an increasingly valuable investment. Employers are placing an increasing importance on skills and experience than education only. These new standards put those who can demonstrate their abilities on an even playing field with developers who have a college degree.

    ‍Pick a Specialization 

    There are three main areas a web developer can specialize in. A front-end developer works on the "client-side" of web development. A back-end developer works on the "server-side" of web development. Lastly, a full-stack developer works on both the front and back ends of a website and is knowledgeable in both areas of development.

    ‍Learn the Key Languages 

    Regardless of your area of specialization, you'll need to learn how to code and be proficient in several different programming languages to construct and design websites. The fundamental tools used in practically every element of web development come from three families of computer languages:

    • HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) (Hypertext Markup Language)
    • CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) (Cascading Style Sheets)
    • JavaScript

    Of course, this is just the beginning; there are many more. In reality, web development is such a broad and varied field that you can continuously enhance your skills. 

    Take up Projects to Build Your Skills 

    You can start building your skills if you have a firm understanding of the fundamentals of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well as a base in programming. Your skill set as a web developer will continue to expand as you progress. Some of these are technical, or "hard," abilities, including programming in Python or SQL, utilizing the jQuery library of functions for more effective coding or using version control tools like Git. The greatest way to advance these web development abilities is to just start experimenting; the more you use them, the more proficient you'll become.

    Create a Web Developer Portfolio

    Your best resource when looking for web development employment is a captivating web developer portfolio which highlights your strongest abilities. When creating a portfolio that will stand out from the crowd, there are three things to consider.  First, make sure the portfolio is up to date. Second, focus on the skills you have developed. Third, make sure it's visually appealing. So always work on it and then share your portfolio with recruiters. Also make sure to keep it concise and mention all the skills and certifications you have. 

    What is the Demand for Web Design and Development in Canada?

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    According to Canada Job Bank, between 2022 and 2031, there are projected to be 10,400 new job opportunities for Web designers and developers due to expansion and replacement needs. During the same period, 12,700 individuals are expected to enter the job market from various sources like school leavers, immigration, and mobility to potentially fill these positions. 
    Adding to it, Amazon's recent expansion into Vancouver. The company has generated more than 4,000 new tech positions in the city, which includes numerous openings for web developers. 

    As per the Canadian Occupational Projection System, the growth of jobs in web development is anticipated to exceed the average across all occupations, constituting 54% of the upcoming job prospects. 

    Throughout history, immigrants have comprised over 33% of the labor force in Canada's information and communication technology (ICT) sector.

    What Jobs Can You Get with a Web Design and Development Diploma?

    • Web designer
    • Web developer
    • Applications developer
    • SEO Specialist
    • UX designer
    • UX researcher
    • Multimedia programmer
    • Multimedia Specialist
    • Web content manager

    What Other Jobs Benefit from Web Design and Development Skills?

    • Cyber security analyst
    • Database administrator
    • Systems analyst
    • Technical author
    • Digital marketer
    • Information systems manager
    • IT sales professional
    • Software engineer
    • Software Tester


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    If you are planning to choose Web Design and Development as your career path then don’t wait, ABM College in Winnipeg is offering a 54-week on-campus Web Design and Development Diploma Program. This program will give you the skills and knowledge you need to start your career in this exciting field. With the guidance of experienced instructors, you will gain the skills required to become a successful Web Design and Development professional. For a limited time, ABM College is offering scholarships to Winnipeg-based students enrolling in the program, so it is the perfect time to join!

    With the right training web design and development can be your key to financial prosperity. Keep in touch with ABM College for all the latest updates and join to get a 4-week practicum placement in Web Design and Development Diploma to gain practical, hands-on experience.

    Contact us to learn how we can help you. 

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