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Web Design and Development

Planning and designing, as well as testing websites, maintaining them, incorporating third party platforms and integrating social media platforms.

Why is this skill important?

Web Design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in producing and maintaining, re-designing or upgrading websites. The field is exciting, creative and transforming the way we source, exchange and publish news, and present entertainment.

Strong design and communication skills, coupled with research techniques and a grasp of target audiences, markets and trends will ensure initial client satisfaction and credibility for the web designer.

Starting with information about client needs and the target audience, the designer conceptualizes the site look and feel; works with a variety of tools and platforms to develop databases, navigation and content presentation; and may create programs.  Typically there is a plan for testing and “de-bugging” the site prior to going live. They will need to have access to ICT facilities, open source libraries and frameworks. To excel they must have a strong grasp of copyright law and a well-developed personal code of ethics. Understanding considerations around cyber security is increasingly relevant.

In the ever-widening world of the web, a designer may choose to specialize in an area such as Graphic Design, Client Management, Front End Development, Back End/Server Side Development, User End Designer, or related Social Media.

Foremost, the designer who excels will understand and recognize the importance of aesthetics, strong client relationships, and the professional advantage of keeping at the forefront of ever-dynamic web trends and technology.

Could this skill be for you?

If you like:

  • Fixing things
  • Making things
  • Complex problems
  • Using computers
  • Being creative

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The Challenge

Important elements of the challenge include:

  • Competitors will be able to follow objectives outlined by the client.

  • Next, competitors will plan and create elements for the website.

  • An aptitude for design is needed for this Skill.

  • Judges are looking for those who can present and test a completed web page.

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Medal Result Competitor Country/region
Gold 731 DONGWOOK HUH Korea
Gold 731 Konstantin Larin Russia
Gold 730 Emil von Wattenwyl Switzerland
Gold 729 Hok Kin Fong Macao, China
Medallion for Excellence 725 Eric Silva Brazil
Medallion for Excellence 725 Yuanyuan Kong China
Medallion for Excellence 723 Yik Hei, Onikur Chan Hong Kong, China
Medallion for Excellence 722 Michael Reynald Indonesia
Medallion for Excellence 721 RUEI-FONG LYU Chinese Taipei
Medallion for Excellence 718 Jun Zheng Canada
Medallion for Excellence 716 Jalanie M. Dimacaling Philippines
Medallion for Excellence 714 Clarence Tay Yan Chong Singapore
Medallion for Excellence 710 Brayan Estiven Lucas Peña Colombia
Medallion for Excellence 705 Mohammad Hoseini Rad Iran
Medallion for Excellence 703 Simon Hell Austria
Medallion for Excellence 703 Azusa Sano Japan
Medallion for Excellence 700 Gergely Sandor Bihary Hungary
Medallion for Excellence 700 TEOH JIA JUN Malaysia
697 Alfie Hopkin United Kingdom
696 Riley Johnson United States of America
694 Pongsatorn Jintana Thailand
692 Daniela Stircu Romania
687 Igors Novickis Latvia
687 Eric Norman Sweden
686 Sulaiman Ahmed United Arab Emirates
680 Robert LARA Spain
680 Sven van der Zee Netherlands
679 Nurullah Yel Germany
669 Alexandr Davydov Kazakhstan
668 Saurabh Mahendra Gupta India
666 Abdulrahman Alqahtani Saudi Arabia
660 Maleeha Muzafar Kingdom of Bahrain
656 Tsotne Nazarashvili Georgia

How to compete

To reach the level of skills required to compete in a WorldSkills Competition takes several years of training and dedication. But the best time to start is now.

Find out more about how to take part in a WorldSkills Competition.