Website: Design VS Development
March 26, 2013
Is it possible for a single individual to do both web design and development? There are some who can do both but most people only do one or two of the tasks.
Website design usually involves content creation and look and feel while web development involves creating the functionality and testing its usability.
Web designers need to be proficient with graphic design tools like Illustrator and Photoshop. Most also know HTML so they can implement their designs. Animation on the site and layout for the site’s content are also part of the web designer’s responsibility.
While many site owners are the ones providing the content for the website, a web designer should be able to edit and even rewrite the content if necessary. Website designer also normally do the usability testing for the navigation and site loading speed.
Web development programmers create the functionality for the website, but all of that functionality must be integrated into the HTML pages on the site. Alternatively, the HTML content could also be integrated into the program. Web developers also do usability testing on the site, at least for the functionality they create. So the programmer also needs to have some HTML knowledge as well.
In either case, the web designer and website development programmer need to work together to assure that the website does everything that the site owner requested.
Though large companies only can afford to hire separate experts in logo design and branding, website design, content creation, programming and usability testing when building a new website. In most other cases, the web designer and website development programmer are two different people who must work together to create a successful website.
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