While many people use the two words interchangeably, it’s important to know the difference between web design and web development, especially when you are planning to hire someone to build your website.
The focus of web design is user experience. A web designer’s job is to consider website aesthetics, company brand promise, information flow, and the devices the website will be viewed on instead of what codes or languages are running at the back end.
A web designer is likely to use programs like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, UX Pin or Macromedia Fireworks to generate graphical elements for the site. We often compare the web designers to architects.
When executed professionally, a good web developer can deliver you a truly unique website that offers an excellent user experience and helps your customers make their purchasing decisions.
Today there are many web design companies that offer a complete package that includes web design and web development services. Many web designers have a good understanding of web scripting languages. Also, modern web developers are not only focused on code but need to have excellent understanding of design principles in order to execute their work to the highest standards.
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