Web design and website development. Aren’t they the same?
First things first, there is a distinct difference between developing and designing a website. While web design focuses on creating the visuals for a web page, website development focuses on the building and programming aspects.
Web designers create the user interface using tools like HTML, CSS, and Photoshop to ensure a website’s visual presentation is attractive and consistent with branding.
Developers use coding languages like PHP or Java to write code that communicates with databases, creates logic and functionality within the site, connects the elements of the website and facilitates communication between other websites.
Both web designers and website developers are essential to creating a successful website.
Let’s take templated websites, for example. They’re pre-developed, but designers customise the theme to add a company’s branding.
However, working with a web development agency like Bond Media allows you to build a unique website completely customised to your needs.