Day in the life of a web developer

Published July 18, 2019 by

Categories: Blog, LoSasso Fun, The business of marketing

Here at LoSasso, we offer our clients a full-service agency that addresses some of the most complex problems out there. For almost all of our clients that includes digital solutions. In fact, we have a whole team dedicated to digital planning, research and web development.

Today, one of our in-house web developers, Rob Grozdanovic, is here to give a preview of a day in the life of a web developer. From building the back-end of landing pages and emails to finessing the front-end of how they look, Rob keeps us and our clients ahead of the game. If you’ve been asking yourself “what is the role of a web developer?” or just curious about what a typical day entails, take a look below!

7:00 a.m.: Wake up and get ready for the day.

7:35 a.m.: Drive to work. LoSasso offers free parking which is a pretty awesome perk here in Chicago.

8:10 a.m.: Arrive at work and get settled in. That usually includes checking my emails for the first time of the day, getting back to any urgent requests and organizing my daily tasks.

8:30 a.m.: Make some breakfast, which usually consists of waffles and oatmeal with fruit, and finish up any immediate needs for the morning.

9:00 a.m.: Finally drink that first sacred cup of joe.

9:05 a.m.: Start programming some client landing pages from design files. Today, I’m working on the front-end of two major pages for different clients. As I complete them, I upload a test link for the account and creative team to review.

11:30 a.m.: Make some green tea with lemon and apple cider vinegar. Not the tastiest but it gets the job done.

Noon: Lunchtime — I go out to grab a bite to eat at Rice ‘n Bread in Wrigley. I always get the bulgogi beef.

12:30 p.m.: Back to work for the second half of the day, working on those landing pages and making any quick edits from the account/creative team. When I have some openings in my schedule, I program an email for the agency’s monthly Hit List series.

4:00 p.m.: Have a light meal to tide me over until I get home later.

5:00 p.m.: Wrap up my work for the day and get ready for the gym.

5:30 p.m.: Arrive at the gym, get my workout in and hit the sauna for a little detox.

8:15 p.m.: Finally get home and eat a late dinner while watching whatever sports game I can find on TV. If there’s nothing good on, I’ll usually play some PS4 to wind down for the day.

11:00 p.m.: Time for bed 💤

While this snapshot is a nice glimpse into a web developer career, it doesn’t give you the full picture of web developer duties and responsibilities here at LoSasso. So, what is the role of a web developer at LoSasso you ask again? Well, they are an extension of the creative team, a partner of the account team and a core part of our web team. “Wow, that’s a lot,” you may be saying—and you’re right! Our web developers are responsible for turning client wishes into websites, emails, apps and other digital experiences. Sometimes that can mean modifying the code of an existing asset or troubleshooting an error. Other times it can mean designing and programming something entirely new, working hand-in-hand with art directors and copywriters.

Want to know more about the roles here at LoSasso? Come meet our team.

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