Topic: Website Critique

Difference Between Web Development And Web Design

Posted by Anonymous on 125 Points
I wanted to know the exact difference between website development and web design. I asked few people but they could not clear my mind. Please let me know if you have the answer. I currently working in a website development company.
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  • Posted by Mike Steffes on Accepted
    The difference between 1) Building and finishing a house, and 2) Painting, window treatments, and furnishing the house. But... there must be coordination between these areas in order to end up with a great home.
  • Posted by mgoodman on Accepted
    Web design focuses on the visual appearance of a website -- colors, typography, graphics, page layout, etc. -- while website development includes site such things as navigation, functionality, and ease of use for the target audience.

    The two functions are obviously interrelated and often used interchangeably. In some cases website development includes web design services (but rarely the reverse).
  • Posted by Gary Bloomer on Accepted
    Developers tend to focus on the mechanics of the site: its code, its structure, its form, functions, and operation, and its architecture. Design focuses on the aesthetics, on the visuals, and on the user experience (UX).
  • Posted by Jay Hamilton-Roth on Accepted
    Depending on who you talk to, these terms may be interchangeable or very different (as others have stated). Generally design is the planning and development is implementation. And then there's testing (to ensure that development matches design).
  • Posted by Shelley Ryan on Moderator
    Hi Everyone,

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    Thanks for participating!


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