Key differences between WEB DESIGN vs WEB DEVELOPMENT

Netphiles News   •   October 9, 2019

Web Designer OR Web Developer OR both ? What is a difference? Key differences between WEB DESIGN vs WEB DEVELOPMENT

Businesses are usually in a dilemma on who to hire when it comes to building a brand new company website or redesigning an existing one.  The two terms almost seem synonymous in function but there are key differences between web design and web development.

Let’s start with basic terminology of each.  What is Web Design ?  Web design is an aesthetic visual appearance of a website which is designed usually with a template consisting of color elements to reflect your brand.  It involves software such as Photoshop and Illustrator to design graphics for your website, It’s a first step towards creating a shell of your website with no functionality and a base upon which web developers build the website.  The best approach to building your website is hiring both web designers and web developers to create a beautiful website.

Hence, what is a web development ?   Web development, in a nutshell is developing a website with functionality using various software elements. An example could be a CTA (Call to Action) button that needs to perform certain action when one clicks on it.  In addition, it can be a navigation structure or simple online form for potential clients to fill.  Developers work with content management system like WordPress, Joomla, or sometimes use software languages such as HTML, PHP, or CSS.

Both jobs are key to providing an aesthetic and functioning website.  Hence, if you are shopping for a new website, then look for a company that can provide integration of both services in web design and web development.  Netphiles has been providing both of these services to our clients for over 15 years, from establishing a brand identity to a functioning and aesthetic website, as well as hosting services.

Check out our portfolio to see some of our logo designs and websites.  So give Netphiles a call 850-536-0694 or contact us online!