Back-end Web Developers are responsible for server-side web application and integration of the work front-end web developers do. They will write web services and APIs used by front-end developers. Working closely with marketing and design functions they will use test sites to see which ideas best suit the brief.
Using reliable code, they will build the framework considering UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards.
A Web Developer will need a good understanding of server-side CSS preprocessors, accessibility and security compliance as well as authentication between multiple systems and servers.
With the growing use of tablets and smartphones, it is essential for a Web Developer to understand the differences between mobile vs desktop platforms.
Reading is a large town in the ceremonial county of Berkshire. It was an important centre in the medieval period due to the site of Reading Abbey, a monastery with strong royal connections. The town was badly damaged during the English Civil War, with a major siege and loss of trade. Reading played a pivotal role in the Revolution of 1688 with significant military action fought on the town’s streets. The 19th century afforded the arrival of the Great Western Railway and the development of the town's brewing, baking and seed growing businesses. Today, Reading is a commercial centre with involvement in information technology and insurance brokering.