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Thursday, 7 September 2017

Differences Between Web Designing And Web Development.

Today we are going to see the difference between web designing and web development , You may be wondering if there is any difference between they pair but i can assure you there are lots of difference between web designing and web development.

According to Wikipedia
- 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 . Often many individuals will work in teams covering different aspects of the design process, although some designers will cover them all. The term web design is normally used to describe the design process relating to the front-end (client side) design of a website including writing mark up.

- 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 (or just 'web apps') electronic businesses, and social network services.


You can clearly see above that web development is different from web designing , so do misunderstand the two .

Web designing is simply customising , designing and coding a simple webpage using Softwares (e.g Adobe Dreamweaver),HTML, CSS, Bootstrap or other visual elements.

Web Development - basically, is the act of building,programming a simple static web design into an advanced webpage using programming languages like php,python,perl,asp.net etc

A Web designer can create a static , Front-end web page and hand it over to a web developer for some more front-end and back-end work.So web developer can turn the simplest of webpage to the most advanced and dynamic website.

A web designer does all the front-end part of a webpage while a web developer does all the back-end part of the website.

An example of a designed webpage and a developed webpage will shade more light on this discussion.

A clear example of a designed website is a web portfolio, yes a normal simple porfolio that displays informations in texts,links,images and table blocks . A portfolio is static in nature with no advanced functions like registration and login portal, messaging board etc.

An example of developed Webpage is a social network e.g Facebook , lets take a look at some of the dynamic functions of facebook.Facebook homepage i.e the first page you see when you logged into facebook is dynamic in nature,the login and registration page are all designed by a web designer but the error or successful message you get when you try logging in or registering are the works of a web developer. Creating Groups, Liking and create pages, Chatting, Commenting on facebook etc can all not be possible without the help of a web developer.

After seeing this examples it is now clear that both are special in there own way.In some cases, they both need each other but when creating a simple static webpage like a company portfolio you need the skills of a web designer but when working on a dynamic webpage you certainly must need a developer.

Key Differences Between ;
Web Designer Web Developer
Create Static Webpage

Create Dynamic Webpage
Use Markup and

Styling languages

Use Programmimg
Handling The Front-end

Design of a webpage

Handling The Back-end

Development of a webpage

Word Glossary

1. Front-end - typically means the parts of the project a user interacts with--such as the graphical user interface or command line.

2. Back-end : means the parts that does the work, but the user is unaware of or cannot see. Databases, services, etc.
[1 & 2 according to stackoverflow]

3. Static : Not Changing [ A static website does not change it can remain the same expect one change the code and add some more text, image or link before it change ]

4. Dynamic : Active Or Constantly Changing [A website that have real time date and time function is dynamic because the time and date changes]
[3 & 4 according to Oxford Dictionary]

5. Web Designer : A person who designs web apps .

6. Web Developer : A person who develop a webpage from scratch or an already design web apps.

This is just the basic differences between web designing and web development, there are more difference that you can find on google by just search this keywords "Web Development vs Web Designing" , this is just an introduction for beginners in our next discuss we will dig more on the basics of web designing.

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  1. The way of explaining the difference between web development and designing is nicely written. To know more about Montreal Web Design visit mtlgraphicdesign.com.


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