Most of the time you may hear the terms “web design” and “web development” being used as synonyms, but they are really two different things. When looking around for someone to outsource your website project, it’s important to know the difference so that you know what to ask for, and consequently outsource to someone who’s truly capable of delivering what you really want to have.
What is Web Design?
Web design typically refers to the process of designing a website or preparing a web page layout and often relates more towards the visual aspects of your website. The design (often referred to as ‘artwork’) can be developed using a graphics program such as Adobe Photoshop. The layout design provides the basic framework for the ‘look & feel’ of your website. The deliverables of a web design task typically does not include any executable program code. Most of the web designers are trained with HTML authoring tools such as FrontPage or DreamWeaver and can create static web pages out of the designed layout and link them together to produce a static website.
Is Web Development different from Web Design?
Web development relates to making websites “DO” things. As a simple example, if you need a website where a visitor can register, login and upload his/her profile, you need web development, not just a web design. Web development is typically refers to the programming required to construct a “back end” for the website. The back end is the area of the site that is not seen by visitors, but it does all the processing required to present the right information on the website. Essentially, web development means using a programming language that “runs” on the web server to produce web pages on the fly, based on user input or data fetched from a backend database. Therefore, web development is commonly called as web programming. Whether you need web design or web development, you must host your website or web application on a good quality hosting server.
Our Web Development Expertise
Web development requires software developers & programmers having expertise in web-programming on the language and platform that your website needs to be developed. There are several languages, technologies and platforms available – it’s a jungle out there. It is not always easy for you to determine what should be best for your website requirements. Our experience on multiple web development platforms helps us to determine the right web technology for you. We care to evaluate every angle to use the best technology that works for your business. Our expert web-developers have long experience in programming in various languages such as ASP, ASP.NET/C#, ASP.NET/VB.NET, PHP, and ColdFusion, multiple database systems such as SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, MySQL, PostgreSQL and different operating systems such as Windows, Linux or other UNIX variants. In addition, our teams have long experience in programming for wide range of websites with a variety of features & functionality.