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

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  1. spyindiaanu

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    That process might be old according to you.

    and according to the question difference define was right.
     
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    Except it isn't. The lines between design and development are very blurred. It's impossible to split the two into clearly defined areas.

    For example, if you say the designer does the front end and the developer does the back end, where would you put accessibility or UX? They have have elements in both camps.
     
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    Suppose you site has conditional fields on the contact form. This is all front end work but need skills in Javascript and Ajax. Is this development or design? How about if your site linked to a smart watch to display heath information. All front end stuff but needing a developer to connect devices

    Is content development a design job or development? Is market research design or development? What about analytics?

    There are many more skills needed than just design and development. And we haven't even discussed marketing which comes before everything else.
     
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    Web design refers to the design of websites that are displayed on the internet. Professional Web design helps to make your business appear credible online.

    Web development is the coding or programming that enables website functionality, per the owner's requirements. 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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    UX is always considered to be front end developers pain. Nobody on backend bothers with UX because they are more focused on what data gets manipulated and not what user experience should be.
     
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    I agree. But a designer and veloper have to work together on the front end. There will be a lot of crossover and shared skills. This is why you can't draw a line between the two.
     
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    web development is include coding, scripts, language sheets, template making, transitions, animations, and web design include design templates, logo design, covers, headers for uploading on the website development section to display.
     
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    These 2 are separate roles on website creation process..

    Essentially Web design involves how it look like and how it should works and web development involves building the design bringing it to life as a functioning website.

    Web Designing a website means taking brief from the client/customers and working of the basic structure. it involves arranging the information in right place, placement of pictures etc.. designer should be responsible for making the information very easily understand to every user. Designer should be responsible for visual experience to easily understand the company/organization information. Design is about typography, colour and other principles involves.

    Web Development - here developers bring life to the designs they have received from the design team. developer builds site from bottom up that means designing it in such a way that users have no difficulty browsing the site. to bring the life to design developers uses such technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript for design front and back-end to get the data from the DB Java/PHP/.net to get the data from the database.
     
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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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    Good designers don't use Photoshop. The clue is in its name.

    In any case, web design is an iterative process where each element is tested and integrated. Both designer and developer should work together to build a functional product. The days where a designer would lob a page design over the fence are long gone.
     
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    Web design is the front-end process or we can say the layout of websites.
    Web development is a backend process in which programming is included to build websites
     
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    Used to be like that. Not any more
     

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