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

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  1. smartkathy

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    Hi,

    Web design typically refers to the process of designing a web site or web page layout and often includes the graphical elements on a page and Web development is typically used to described the programming required to construct the "back end" of a website.:dunno:
     
  2. elina

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    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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  3. ueon

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    interchangable terms really, but like those before me have said, you'll find the term "web design" used more by firms who specializes in graphic design and "web development" by those specilizing in programming. so i wouldn't recommend you hiring a "web design" firm to do your web app development
     
  4. printingray

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    Both web design and web development are essential to produce an effective website. Web design should be integrated with web development. This approach gives the best chance of creating an outstanding website. Following are some some points which shows the variations between web design and web development.

    1. Web design determines the look and feel of a website, while web development provides the functions and features of a website.

    2. Web design covers the layout, navigation and colors of a website and also include graphic and logo design whereas web development includes registration, content management systems, e-commerce and any database applications.

    3. Web design is more concerned with aesthetics and user experience than functions and web development enables visitors to carry out actions on a website.

    4. A good web designer must have graphic design skills and a good understanding of marketing and a good web developer must have excellent programming skills and be able to use a range of programming tools.

    5. Web designers use software such as Photoshop, Flash and Fireworks whereas Web developers use a range of programming tools such as ASP, Javascript, XML and SQL
     
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    web design is a part of web development.If you are web developer then you also treated as a web designer.
     
  6. cjarrodsnow

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    Everyone has given their spin... so I figured I'd add mine :) ...

    Web Design is the front-end of a website, it's what you see... what you are looking at right now.
    Web Development is the back-end of a website, its the code that makes everything function... the stuff you don't see.

    A web designer focuses on aesthetics of a website, adds the appeal... they focus on the visual stuff for the site (layout, design, colors, etc.)
    A web developer focuses on the coding, the HTML, CSS (while a designer will play with this stuff too), and script that runs the site.
     
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    I would say the difference being, that Web Design is more about how the website looks & the colours, theme, layout, etc.. HTML, PHP, CSS could be used to do this.
    Web Development can include a wide ranges of thing include web design, but also including anything to further develop your website such as search engine optimisation, advertising, content creation, etc..
    That is what i would say anyways.
     
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    web designing or web design is primarily the design or the structure of the website. (the frame, lay-out, background. etc.), while web development refers to the creation of the website, (the functionalities, the processes, the page and everything that is workable on the site). :)
     
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    Hi,
    Web development is typically used to described the programming required to construct the "back end" of a website by using mainly programming languages.The work required in order to present the right information in the correct format to the visitors.
    On the other hand,web design is the front end,the page your visitors will see.Basically,it is the visual presentation of the data using mainly photoshop.

    Thanks.
     
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    Web development is what gives a website look and functionality using languages like PHP,JAVASCRIPT,HTML,CSS etc...
     
  11. angeliawilliams

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    Website designing is the design of your website like your website look, logo,header, footer, two or three colomn website and many more. In Website Development you can manage your customer give the authority to fill the contact information and you can view who can contact you and register in your website. Web design and Web Development both are important for making a good website.
     
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    Web Design is a transient experience based on the users movements (clicking and scrolling) and is expressed through an interaction with user movement.

    Web development is the art of making websites that do things. Websites that require a login, offer useful tools for the users, provide e-commerce capabilities such as a shopping cart or online payments, online forums and more
     
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    I appreciate with you and web designing is the first stage of website creation process and involve user interface design of website while inner coding and programming languages are followed by web development.
     
  14. rajesh

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    It is almost the same. Both can be used to refer the same thing.
     
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    Web Design is Simply Refers to Work for Front End and Web Development is to work on back-end . Web Designers are Known for Designing and Developers for Development . Designers Used tools like Photoshop , Illustrator etc to design Web pages While Developers Are Skilled with programming languages like PHP , ASP etc . Designers are more Creative and Developers are more Logical .
     
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    Web design typically refers to the process of designing a web site or web page layout and often includes the graphical elements on a page. The design can be developed using a graphics program such as Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Fireworks, and Corel Draw etc and provides the framework for the look and feel of a web page. Whilst Web development is the art of making websites that do things. Websites that require a login, offer useful tools for the users, provide e-commerce capabilities such as a shopping cart or online payments, online forums and more. Virtually anything you can imagine on the web can be created by a true professional web developer. With a good web developer, you will get a nice looking site that provides a truly unique experience that puts you above your competition in the eyes of potential customers.
     
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    Web Development is related to developing a web site usually refers only to the non-design aspects of building web sites, e.g. writing markup and coding while Web Design is a process of conceptualization, planning, modeling, and execution of electronic media content delivery via Internet.
     
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    Web design is the customer-facing aspect of the web page.
    Web development is the back-end of the web page, the growth and communications on the webpages.
     
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    Web design is the process of building frontend of website.Web development is making it working and dynamic so that shows your results according to your query.
     
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    Web design is the visitor-facing or front-end part of the website. Web development is the back-end of the website, programming and interactions on the pages.

    Web development refers to application/code/programming creation or modification. Contrary, web design is the front end - the page your visitors will see with all the shiny whistles and bells, dynamic menus, flash banners and so on.

    The best Web Designers are of the creative in nature and Web Developers are usually more technical in nature. Web Designers are familiar with design tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, and DreamWeaver. Web developers are technical expert with programming skills such as (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, ASP etc.
     

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