Web Programming

What can a programmer do?

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 8:23 pm

A computer programmer, sometimes referred to as a coder, is a person who writes the backend instructions for what a website or computer program needs to display.

Through using pieces of coding they can change things such as navigation panels, hyperlinks and the overall look of the program.

It is a highly skilled job as programming a computer is almost like speaking another language and therefore if you require complex programming to be done it’s important to understand that it may take the programmer some time therefore could be costly.

Usually if you have a web site built for you the web designer will come up with the ideas of how the page should look, colours, fonts and content along with any additions such as feeds to other websites that would need to be included, they would then hand this information to a programmer who would in effect translate this to the computer instructing it to display what’s required.

With coding being so complex a very small change to the page such as changing the way an image appears could take quite a complicated bit of coding to correct so again may not be able to be done instantly. Understanding what a programmer does will always make it easier to work together and ultimately more productive for everyone.

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