Web Design or Web Development, What's The Difference?

Web Design and Web Development are the terms that reference two different aspects of the website building process, they require two unique skill sets. Why is it important that you know the difference as you look for someone to design and develop your company's website?

In essence, web design refers to both the aesthetic portion of the website and it's usability. Web designers will create the layout along with other visual elements of the website and this is the service you need if your website is just going to act as a static brochure for your business.

Web Developers (aka Programmers) on the other hand, convert a static layout into a dynamic and interactive website. They use Javascript, PHP and other programming languages to bring the website to life. These languages are used to create:

  • Animations
  • Shopping Carts
  • Content Management Systems
  • Dynamic Web Pages
  • Booking Systems
  • Database Driven Websites
  • Social Network Websites

Companies looking for a website or a re-design of their existing website may be confused by the blurred lines surrounding the terms "Web Design" and "Web Development". At B2B Surge we are able to do both, hopefully this page has helped clear up the common misconception that design and development are the same thing.

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