Web development is a loose term that encompasses a number of services. An experienced developer could be in charge of building a simple, static landing page or managing the construction of an entire, complex web system. It doesn’t stop at websites, though. A professional website developer could work on internet applications, social network services, and ecommerce business solutions.
These services may also include backend website coding (turning a website design into a working site), creating a custom system to address specific needs, and building a system that manages the content of a site or database (aka CMS). Of course, that’s just a taste of all the possible services.
While many people use these terms interchangeably, there is an important difference. Web design is all about the front-end of the website and creating a great first impression for customers. It is the design of the website, and can include everything from the color scheme and layout to the navigation and content.
Web development, on the other hand, includes all the programming that takes place on the backend of the website. This includes the coding of all the pages, applications, and functions that will power your website.
The website development process starts as soon as you approve the web design. Once we understand the goals and requirements of your site, the developers will start coding. We will begin by completing an initial page and then, once it has been approved (for appearance and functionality), we’ll keep the same look and feel to complete the remaining pages.
This, of course, can change depending on the project's focus. A database management system, for example, will focus more on functionality and flexibility than aesthetics, so the development could start right away.
Prospero InfoTech is a custom web development company based in Bangalore, India. Our work features innovative designs that creatively utilize cutting-edge features, solid information architecture, and intuitive site development.