What is the Difference between Web Design and Web Development?
Written by Quantox 27 July 2017

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That’s the word you hear every single day, no matter what is your profession and what are you currently doing, right? So, let’s say a few words about this…

When thinking of creating or updating a website, you need both web design and web development. However, unless you’re working in the field, you may get these two confused. It’s really easy for non-professionals to make this mistake because of these two things really sound lot a like, and heck, they both even have the word “web” in it and start with the same letters, so the chance for a mistake is really big! However, even though web design and web development are related, they’re not the same thing, though one is required for the other. Stay with us and learn the difference and the real meaning of these two very important concepts.

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When we talk about web design, we are only talking about the visual aspect of a website. When a web designer works on their project, they use programs like Photoshop or other tools which allow them to create skins and templates for a website. They work hard to ensure that everything looks perfect, and they may also create logos and other graphics for a site’s online presence. When they are done, they often hand off their designs to a developer to implement on the site.

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Web development, on the other hand, is using different programming languages to actually implement many different things on a site – from the design to widgets and interactive features that show up on the website. On a very basic level, they can create a site, but more advanced developers can also create a custom content management system for a site, or even develop plugins and apps for existing out of the box content management systems like Joomla or WordPress. Development is essential because it is used to implement the design. Of course, a developer can make up their own website design, but it is often helpful to have both because you’ll get someone with an artistic eye working on your site, as well as a coding whiz to implement it.

 

Both design and development are a very important parts of the process. You need design because you want your site to look amazing, and you need development because you want everything to work smoothly. Luckily for you, we are a full-service agency and we can help you with both. We have a huge team of professionals who are experts in their fields, who will work hard to make sure that your web presence is great in all different aspects.

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