The terms web design and web development are often mixed up. But, they mean two very different things. We’ll explain the differences between web design and web development in the following text.
First let us talk about Web Design. Web Design could be best described as the part of the website that faces and is for the customers. A person who is a web designer by profession and who deals in web design is someone who is concerned with the look of the website and the interaction of people with the website. So basically a web designer is a person who takes care of how the website looks and makes sure the users are able to navigate successfully through the website. They take care of the interaction and the looks. But, they don’t really have a huge part in creating the interaction of the website, they leave that to the people we are going to talk about next. They are the Web Programmers, or Web Developers as they are sometimes called. What do they really do on a website?
A Web Programmer, or a Web Developer does something different. The biggest difference between web designing and web programming is that, while web designing determines how a website looks, web programming determines how a website works. The web programmer is in charge of making the website do things. Although web designers have a little to do with the interactivity of the website, the web programmers are those who are actually making it happen. They are in charge of the programming of the website, as the name implies. Most of the things that happen in a website, that move, is the work of these programmers. Although web designers take care of some animations, they are not really functional elements. And developers are the ones who take care of the real functionality of a website.