Web Designing and Web Development are not the same. The terms web Design involves what the visitor sees on the website, and web development involves the sites functionality.
A website contains several distinct aspects:
1 .Look and feel :-Look and feel comprises of the overall appearance of the website. A graphic designer decides as to what colours and fonts are used in the designing of a website.
2. Content :.Content comprises of all the text that is contained in the website and includes everything from design policy to the advertisement in the website, copywriter and editor is essential for writing the content of the website.
4 .Usability: Web design usually involves creation of the content and look and feel while web development involves creating the functionality and testing its usability.
Web designers need to be proficient with graphic design tools like Photoshop. Most also know HTML so they can implement their designs. However, using animation on the site and layout for the sites content are also part of the web designers responsibility.
For larger organizations and businesses, web development teams can consist of hundreds of people (web developers). Web development may be a collaborative effort between departments rather than the domain of a single department.Web development programmers create the functionality for the website, but all of that functionality must be integrated into the HTML pages on the site. Alternatively, the HTML content could also be integrated into the program. Web developers also do usability testing on the site, at least for the functionality they create. So the programmer also needs to have some HTML knowledge as well. Web page is classified into static and dynamic pages.
Static pages dont change content and layout with every request unless a human manually updates the page. A simple HTML page is an example of static content.
Dynamic pages adapt their content and/or appearance depending on end-users input/interaction or changes in the computing environment (user, time, database modifications, etc.) Content can be changed on the client side (end-user’s computer) by using client-side scripting languages to alter DOM elements (DHTML). Dynamic content is often compiled on the server utilizing server-side scripting languages
Web Development can be split into many areas and a typical and basic web development hierarchy might consist of:
Client Side Coding
2.Flash adobe Flash player.
Server Side Coding
5.CGI or perl
Many web developers will also have interdisciplinary skills / roles, including
1. Graphic design /Web Design
2. Project Management
The objective of web design is to create a websitea collection of electronic documents and applications .The website may include text, images, sounds and other content, and may be interactive. Web pages and websites can be static pages, or can be programmed to be dynamic pages that automatically adapt content or visual appearance depending on a variety of factors, such as input from the end-user, or changes in the computing environment (such as the site’s associated database having been modified).
With a good web developer, it is possible to get a nice looking site that provides a truly unique experience that puts the website above others in competition. Web design can be developed using a graphics program such as Adobe Photoshop, and provides the framework for the look and feel of a web page.
Web development is typically used to describe the programming required to construct the “back end” of a website. The backend is the portion which is not visible to the customers but is the functionality of the website.