Relationship of Web Design and Web Development

Back at the time when things were simpler, a website developer was expected to only do coding and a website designer was expected to design the website.

However, all that has changed. Today, both are expected to know a little bit about the other’s job. Today, a website designer knows about CSS and HTML while a website developer knows how to develop a storyboard. That being said, let us find out what these jobs actually involve:

Website Design

The profession of web design deals with making a website user friendly, to improve its visual aesthetics and to facilitate the website to be ready for various devices and screen sizes. Some of the tools and skills required and used by web designers are:

  • Graphic design
  • Logo design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Branding
  • Placement of Call to Action buttons
  • Storyboarding, wireframes and mock ups
  • Typography
  • Colour Palettes
  • Formatting

Website Development

Website developers provide coding to a website that makes it function properly. Coding refers to both front end and back end coding. The Front End Coding, which is also called Client Side coding, is concerned with how websites will be showing or displaying the design made by the processional. The back end coding is all about data management on the server side. Tools and skills required for this job includes:

  • HTML, JavaScript and CSS
  • Frameworks
  • Libraries
  • CSS preprocessors
  • GitHubs

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