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.
In the 19th century Redditch became the international centre for the needle and fishing tackle industry. At one point, 90% of the world's needles were manufactured in the town and its neighbourhoods. It is known locally by the affectionate nickname ‘The Ditch’.
The town is home to several historical sites: The National Needle Museum and the ruins of Bordesley Abbey are located in the Abbey Ward district and the remains of a medieval moated settlement called Moons Moat are within the Church Hill estate. In the 1960s Redditch became a urban blueprint model for modern new town planning.