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    Clark College Graduate Launches Web Development And Design Company

     

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    In recent years WordPress has become the biggest and most influential website development platform in the world, and that has been great news for small businesses. WordPress allows non-technical business owners and professionals with day jobs to design, develop and update their websites in a user-friendly manner. In effect, it has put the layperson back in the driving seat of online marketing on the World Wide Web.

     

    Clark College's Graphic Communications and Computer Technology departments have recently pooled their resources to monopolize on the benefits of WordPress development skills and launched the new Associate Degree in Web Design and Development as a means to provide the necessary skills and competencies, for students to take full advantage of the technological tools at their disposal.

     

    The degree combines front-end design skills with back-end development and programming, to get students ready for careers in web-based technology. Not only is the degree empowering people, it is also generating cycles of economic opportunity for those who take and pass the course.

     

    Jim Johnson, a professional website designer, is one of the college's graduates who has put his theoretical training into practice by starting his own business, which has offices in Vancouver, Washington. Although he had extensive experience in SEO and ecommerce development, he needed to hone his design and development skills and the associate degree filled in the gaps perfectly. After completing his degree, Jim has gone on to found his own web development company, Driven Web Services, which offers affordable, mobile-friendly, responsive web design.

     

    Jim says, "The rapid rate of mobile device penetration means that modern websites need to be mobile-friendly. Thanks to WordPress, responsiveness and mobile compatibility can be integrated in a cost-effective way that speaks to a business target audience."

     

    Having completed his degree, Johnson can now offer his clientele a full suite of web services, beginning with responsive website design, and incorporating user-friendly contact management systems, to online marketing where he puts his years of search engine optimization skills in action.

     

    As technology continues to mold the future, and businesses are forced to compete in an ever-increasing digital landscape, the demand for website design and development certifications and qualifications is growing. According to Lorelle VanFossen, well known blogger, WordPress expert and Clark College instructor, the average salary for a web developer is in the region of $45,000 per annum, so people like Jim Johnson can use their newly found knowledge to improve their skills and let their entrepreneurialism take direction.

     

    For the business owner, WordPress technology takes the jargon out of using the Internet and puts it into simple terms. It makes it easier to keep websites updated, keeps costs to a minimum and reduces the development time. Driven Web Services uses WordPress because it can deliver websites quickly, easily, professionally, and at a fraction of the cost of other development platforms.

     

    Having completed his degree, Johnson can now offer his clientele a full suite of web services, beginning with responsive website design, and incorporating user-friendly contact management systems, to online marketing where he puts his years of search engine optimization skills in action.

     

    As technology continues to mold the future, and businesses are forced to compete in an ever-increasing digital landscape, the demand for website design and development certifications and qualifications is growing. According to Lorelle VanFossen, well known blogger, WordPress expert and Clark College instructor, the average salary for a web developer is in the region of $45,000 per annum, so people like Jim Johnson can use their newly found knowledge to improve their skills and let their entrepreneurialism take direction.

     

    For the business owner, WordPress technology takes the jargon out of using the Internet and puts it into simple terms. It makes it easier to keep websites updated, keeps costs to a minimum and reduces the development time. Driven Web Services uses WordPress because it can deliver websites quickly, easily, professionally, and at a fraction of the cost of other development platforms.

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