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Web Developer Overview

Job Description

A freelance Web Developer is responsible for creating and maintaining websites for clients. They are skilled in programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP, along with frameworks like WordPress or Drupal. Their job involves understanding client requirements, designing and implementing web pages, optimizing site performance, and ensuring compatibility across different browsers and devices. Additionally, they may work on enhancing user experience, integrating e-commerce functionality, managing databases, and troubleshooting technical issues as needed. As a freelance professional, they often work remotely and communicate with clients to gather feedback and deliver projects within agreed-upon timelines.

Most Common Skills

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript - For more data, check Web Developer skills.

Average Hourly Rate

$73 - This number comes from our open-source Web Developer hourly rates database.

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Fun Facts

  • Web developers use a lot of coffee!
  • Web developers are responsible for creating roughly 1.74 billion websites around the world.
  • The first website ever created is still live and can be visited at its original URL.


  • "Web developers: turning coffee into code since HTML was just a baby."
  • "A web developer is not just a coder, but an architect of digital experiences, shaping the way we interact, connect, and find our way in the vast online world."
  • "Web developers do it with style sheets!"

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