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

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  1. fisicx

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    You are incorrect in your definition. Amazon.com is a website not a web application. And web design is a lot more than just the UI, it can include the content, navigation, UX and so on.
     
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    A web designer focuses on look and feel of a website and Uses HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

    A web developer creates the inner workings of a website and it competent in programming languages like PHP, .NET, Python, C, and Ruby
     
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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 such as Adobe Photoshop 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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    In a web design you only make a design using some designing tool like photoshop, it doesn't include any links or effects. In order put these links and effects you need to do some coding which is a part of web development.
     
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    Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. The different areas of web design include web graphic design; interface design; authoring, including standardised code and proprietary software; user experience design; and search engine optimization.

    Web development is a broad term for the work involved in developing a web site for the Internet (World Wide Web) or an intranet (a private network). Web development can range from developing the simplest static single page of plain text to the most complex web-based internet applications, electronic businesses, and social network services.
     
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    Web design involves everything with visual aspects of the UI/UX website-color scheme, layouts. There are some common tools and skills that differentiate web designer and web development. They are:
    1. Adobe creative suite
    2. Logo Design
    3. Branding
    4. Wireframes
    5. Layout and formats.

    Web development involves all the coding that makes a website tick. It is divided into two categories - Front-end and back-end. Some common skills and tools that are used by front-end developer are:
    1. HTML/CSS
    2. FrameWork
    3.Libraries
     
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    The terms “web development” and “web design” are often used interchangeably in general conversation. Technically, web design is a sub-function of web development.

    Web development refers to the total process of creating a web site. This includes project planning, management, architectural/platform design, user interface design, visual aesthetic design, programming, testing, and optimization among many other functions.

    Web design is often a simple conversational catch-phrase that refers to the visual look and feel of a web site.

    It is important to note that there are many people who operate as web designers who have no knowledge or expertise in the full range of services required for web development. Conversely, most full service web developers have one or more designers on staff. However this is not always the case, and some developers work like trade shops, providing support and specialized services to designers for the completion of projects.
     
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    As per my understanding web development is something where backend and dynamic website is created such as big website portals by using different server side languages ike php, java, etc.. where as designing is just for frontend and static website design.
     
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    Web design is the process of designing a website, using the latest design trends and keeping in mind the UI (User interface) and UX (User experience). Its typically done with Adobe Photoshop, though there are a few other tools available.

    Web development was just about writing to the back end and not worrying about the look of things. However, web development today consists of incorporating it ALL…from design to server…not necessarily in that order. It includes setting up your data flow, business logic, parsing data etc. using frameworks and libraries as well as languages from high level scripting language JavaScript or Python down to low level languages such as C++ and Java to create dynamic applications instead of static pages.
     
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    Web Design is more focused on User Experience and User Interface. Popular languages that apply to Web Design are HTML & CSS, Javascript, JQuery, etc.

    Web development is back-end works like database connectivity, loading time, server side programming, Frameworks, admin panels, etc
     
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    Web development :
    1. Coding part like PHP codes
    2. Mainly focus on functionality
    3. difficult to understand the code
    4. Tool having: PHP, CSS, HTML etc

    Web designing:
    1. Design of the websites
    2. Not focus on functionality
    3. Easy to understand
    4. Tool having: PhotoShop, Illustrator etc
     
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    Briefly, website design means planning, creation and updating of websites. Website design also involves information architecture, website structure, user interface, navigation ergonomics, websitelayout, colors, contrasts, fonts and imagery (photography) as well as icons design.
    Web development broadly refers to the tasks associated with developing websites for hosting via intranet or internet. The web development process includes web design, web content development, client-side/server-side scripting and network security configuration, among other tasks.
     
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    Development will come under coding part where as web design will come under initial stage of designing a website.
     
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    Web Development :Web development broadly refers to the tasks associated with developing websites for hosting via intranet or internet. The web development process includes web design, web content development, client-side/server-side scripting and network security configuration, among other tasks.
    website design : Web design refers to the design of websites that are displayed on the internet A web designer works on the appearance, layout, and, in some cases, content of a website. Appearance, for instance, relates to the colors, font, and images used and many more
     
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    Website Design is Front end & Web Development is Back end of a website
     
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    Not really. There is a lot of crossover between the two. Far better to not try and define anything and just lump everything under a 'web development' banner.
     
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    Web design primarily deals with the front end view aspect with CSS, Images, designed content. As for the web development, you are coding front end and also working with backend database.
     
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    This is where I disagree. A lot of web design work can concern the back-end as well. The admin UX is as important the forward facing content. If you are building a theme, plugin, extension or app the administrator systems are part of the design. Equally you may need to design emails and messaging systems, this is also part of web design.
     
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    Off course a theme, plugin, extension or app the administrator systems part of web design also when these developed they needs design too for front end but yes when they build (developed) with programming not by design.
     
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    Or both. modern development puts designers and developers together so the work hand in hand. They days when a designer would throw a completed design over the wall to a developer have long gone. Nowadays website elements are designed, developed and tested and then assembled into a webpage. The menu designer may be different to the one working on the CTA or contact form.
     

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