5 Commonly Asked Web Developer Interview Questions and Answers

In this digital age where the Internet is everything, web development and design jobs are highly successful career paths and many big firms hire developers on a regular basis. Going for a web developer interview can be the first rung in the ladder to your dream career. If you really want to excel in the interview, you need to prepare for the commonly asked web developer interview questions.

1. What is web development?

Simply put, web development is the building of functional websites and applications. Its main elements are web programming and web design.

2. What are the responsibilities of a web developer?

As a prospective web developer in a company, you should understand the role and how you’ll contribute to the web development team. A web developer develops, designs, tests, enhances, and deploys web applications with a target of creating a user-friendly and engaging site function and layout.

A developer defines and gathers requirements, maintains websites, troubleshoots and remedies bugs, follows best tech practices and collaborates with other teams.

3. What are static and dynamic websites?

Static websites are basic and very easy to create because they don’t require programming knowledge. The web pages of a static site are coded in HTML.

On the other hand, dynamic websites comprise of dynamic web pages created using server-side languages such as PHP, JavaScript, JSP, ASP, SERVLET, NET, etc. The main benefit of dynamic websites is Content Management System (CMS).

4. How do you optimize and reduce web application load time?

Some of the various techniques a web developer can employ in lessening load time include optimizing images, minimizing HTTP requests and enabling browser catching. A go-to-tool for evaluating site speed is Google PageSpeed Insights.

5. In what programming languages are you proficient?

HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL, Python, Ruby and JavaScript are some of the basic coding languages that a developer should be able to handle conveniently.

The answer to this question will usually determine the candidate’s familiarity with coding languages, level of interest in specific languages, and how he/she fits in with the company and the particular role.

Whether you’re an HR preparing to interview a candidate or you are the candidate, this blog post should be helpful in securing your target – either an ideal candidate or a dream job.

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