Difference between Web Development and Web Design

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  1. rebena

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    Web development and web design are usually used interchangeably, but they are not the same. Web design is a part of web development which covers a lot of services.

    Web design usually refers to creating graphics and coding for the website itself. Web development on the other hand includes SEO (Search Engine Optimization) services and digital marketing on top of web design. Web development companies usually offer total solutions packages that include domain registration, web hosting, setting up e-mail, online marketing, customer support etc. of the clients business etc.Web development can be expensive and is never recommended to be given to freelancers. Only Web development companies with specialized teams and a team coordinator can work in sync to offer a total solutions package. It may also be better to go for web development rather than web design if you intend to have a modest internet presence. This way all your online businesses will be handled by one company which is well acquainted with your business.
     
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    Hi,
    Web design
    Web design is the customer-facing part of the website. A web designer is concerned with how a site looks and how the customers interact with it. Good web designers know how to put together the principles of design to create a site that looks great. They also understand about usability and how to create a site that customers want to navigate around in because it’s so easy to do.

    Web Development
    Web development is the back-end of the website, the programming and interactions on the pages. A web developer focuses on how a site works and how the customers get things done on it. Good web developers know how to program CGI and scripts like PHP. They understand about how web forms work and can keep a site running effectively.
     
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    Web design is front part of the website. A web designer responsible for layout of the web designer means how website looks and how customer interact with it. Whereas Web development deals with how website works and how customer navigate from one page to another.
     
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    Web design refers to the the designing of the website over the web in a manner of appealing, simplicity and ease in understanding for the visitors.Web Development refers to the coding and working of each template of the website in a proper manner.
     
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    Website design and interface is called web design which is used to present your website. Web development is used for the actual functionality of the website. It mainly includes the coding part and programming language used to develop a site.
     
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    Many people do not understand the difference between Web Design and Web Development. It is easy to get confused and assume that the two are one in the same. They are not. They are actually two completely different sciences that usually require two different professionals to get the most out of your Website in both perspectives.

    Lets define the two:

    Web Design
    Web design is the process of creating the look, feel, and branding of a Website. This should be seen as auto body work. You are working on the exterior (front end) features of your Website. Web design includes the creation of logos, graphics, and other advanced visual elements such as FLASH.

    Web Development
    Web development is the programming (data processing) of your Website. This should be seen as building the engine of an automobile. Web development often refers to data driven Websites but also refers to other automated features such as mail scripts.
     
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    web design refers to both the aesthetic portion of the website and it’s usability. Web designers use various design programs like templatetoaster, dreamweaver to create the layout and other visual elements of the website.

    Web Developers on the other hand, take a website design and actually make a functioning website from it. Web developers use HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and other programming languages to bring to life the design files.
     

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