When businesses search for Web Design Company or Web Development Company, what type of information are they looking for? How different do they expect web design would be from web development.
The terms Web design and web development are used almost interchangeable these days. One reason might be the way different internet companies describe their services. In reality, these terms are not the same. While there is some overlap between the two, there are some clear differences. They tend to reference two very different processes in website generation and require fundamentally unique sets of skills. We hope to clarify things for you in this article.
Before we describe the difference between web design and web development, it is important to note that some people do both although they require different skill sets. Please watch this nice video below or continue reading as you wish.
To put simply, web designers work on the front end of a site.They decide what the website should look like and how it should work. That is the part users can see and interact with. Web design is concerned with the user experience. Web designers set up the website structure or how the information is arranged and how the user processes that information. Web designers decide what type of content the user sees and how or when it should be presented to that user. The web designer is like the architect of the site. When users easily find and consume information, credit the web designer for a job well done. Web design also takes into consideration the branding of the company, which may be affected by the user experience (UX). Thus, web design involves properties such as balance, color, typography, space, etc. Needless to say that web design involves a lot of graphic design! There are a lot of web designer software programs available. However, a web developer is still needed to make the website function properly.
On the other hand, Web developers are programmers who focus on building that design to bring it to life in compliance with the way the designer wants it to function. In other words, web development focuses on the back end of a site, code writing according to the way the website is supposed to function. It is the web developer’s job to ensure that the coding of the site is clean and the website loads properly and quickly as page loading speed is one of the Google website ranking factors. Text editor (as opposed to graphic design) software programs are web development tools. Hence, web developers are to websites (virtual estate) what contractors are to real estate properties. In contrast, web designers are to websites what architects are to real estate properties. We hope you are watching the above video