What's the difference between web development and web design?

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  1. Lbvcjhks

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    On the customer area, offers of web design and web development are made for those of us who need help. The problem is: What's the difference? The problem with nerds is that they expect everyone to know what they are talking about, even when offering to help. That's not very helpful. If you are going to offer help to novices, you need to start from the beginning with some definitions.
     
  2. Erik

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    Web Design is clearly the graphical designing, which can include some programming.

    Web development seems to be more general, and might include Design, SEO activities, Content building, programming of anything that goes beyond Design.
     
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    web designer are simply that person which is design and constract a webdesign , and developer is simply that person which is manage website Local HDD to Online world, i think so this one is very simple defination of web designer and developer...
     
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    A static site is a website that is written entirely using HTML. Each web page is a separate document and there are no databases or external files that are drawn upon.

    This means that the only way to edit this type of website is to go into each page and edit the HTML. So you would have to do it yourself using a web page editor such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver, or pay your web developer to make updates for you.


    Web development is used to describe any database-driven web designs using dynamic scripting languages like PHP, ASP, ASP.NET. It also covers database design and development. The term can also be used for client-side scripting such as JavaScript and Java
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    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. In other hand 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.
     
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    web design is what you see.
    web developement is what you don't see, the code that runs the site.
     
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    That's nice and simple definition there alexa007.
    are you fans of james bond 007? :)
     
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    web design tips
    1.Select a colour scheme and stick to it.
    2.Use templates.
    3.Provide an easy to use navigation system.
    4.Don’t go overboard on special effects
     
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    Web Developer (Programmer)

    After the content is created, someone has to take it and format it into web pages. This is the responsibility of the web developer. Using a blend of programming, artistic and business skills, the developer weaves the content into an engaging format to keep folks riveted to the web site. In addition, developers are also involved in overall site design (in conjunction with the web designers) and usability testing. Interaction with network administrators and database administrators is also frequently required.

    The main task of the developer is to generate code for web pages. This usually involves the use of a web development tool such as Dreamweaver, FrontPage, GoLive or Visual Interdev. In addition, good web developers are also expected to be familiar with graphic editing packages (such as Adobe Photoshop) since making changes to the formats of graphics is a common task when developing web pages. Therefore, make sure you have training in at least one of these packages (preferably two) prior to applying for a web development job.

    Web Designers (Site Designer)

    Site designers and web developer roles can be very similar depending upon the organization. However, web designers usually have a more artistic background and training in interface design (as opposed to developers who have more training in programming). The site designer’s main function is to develop an effective interface between the customer, company management and the web development team.

    The designer must ensure that the site design helps management effectively communicate its message to the customer while still maintaining customer functionality of the site. This delicate juggling act is more art than science. Often site designers end up being the project managers for the web site since they tend to interface with all groups responsible for development and maintenance of the web site. Therefore, strong communication skills are a requirement of this job.
     
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    Usually the are front end and back end, but recruiters and HRs mess everything as usual
     
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    web design is that we see like layout of website
    web development is a programming part which we don't see
     
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    Many people use the terms web design and web development interchangeably, but in reality they are different paths on the web professional job spectrum.web designer are simply that person which is design and constract a webdesign , and developer is simply that person which is manage website Local HDD to Online world, i think so this one is very simple defination of web designer and developer.
     
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    Web Designers are commonly known as front-end specialist - Graphics, templating, CSS, XHTML, Javascript are usually associated with web designers.

    Web Developers are usually associated to the backend of the website - Programming (php, asp, net, cfm), database architecture, site logic.

    "Designers make it pretty and the Developers make it work" :)

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Web designer as the name suggest how the front looks like. Web Developer how the working is done. html, php dot net jsp and database is involved or not. all is in webdevelopment
     
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    The responsibility of web developer using a blend of programming, artistic and business skills, the developer weaves the content into an engaging format to keep folks engaged to the website. In addition to developers are also involved in overall site design and usability testing. Interaction with network administrators and database administrators is also frequently required. The web designer must ensure that the site design helps management effectively communicate its message to the customer while still maintaining customer functionality of the site.
     
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    Haha @ 'nerds'. You're right, many people don't know the difference. I suppose when I tell people I do web design and development what I really do mean is this: I do web design: html / css, layout design, graphics, etc. Web development would be a little more elaborate and for dynamic websites, e.g. if the client wants a specific feature for the website such as a contact form, or image gallery with star ratings and comment function - that would be web development.
     
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    A web design is how a site looks and how the customers interact with it. Web development is the back-end of the website, the programming and interactions on the pages.
     
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    web design actually does the face of the website the one you and your visitors see, it will be just the look no functionality yet.
    web development, on the other hand, makes the design work or function how the should do.
     
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    Web design is simply the designing the layout of the website and its content whereas contrary to it the web development is a broader concept that along with the website designing applies to the promotion and making it search engine optimized. All the processes ought to be carried out with the help of a reputed web development company.
     

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