Web development deals with the backend of a website. It focuses on how the site works,how the pages load and how customers get things done.
The Web development process include Web design, Web content development, Client-side/server-side scripting and network security configuration, among other tasks.
A web designer is not a web developer.Web designer have skills only for designing the web site.But web developers have extensive knowledge on programming and develops the back end of the website.
To be a web developer you should know the following:
Language: HTML,ASP and PHP.
Coding: java script,flash,css stylesheet
A minimum of 10+2 is required to persue the career.
But a engineering degree in Computer Science is an advantage.
Web developers basically works in IT industry and software industry and web designing advertisement industry.They work closely with web designers and support the websites.
Developers may also work as full-time employees, part-time consultants, or work on a contract basis as freelancers.
In India, Web developers can get a starting pay of Rs.30,000 to Rs.40,000 per month. Some experience along with good creative skills can earn him a salary as high as Rs.75,000 or even more. In the US, some of the highest paying states for Web developers are New Jersey, California, District of Columbia, and New York.