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What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by willace(m): 8:46pm On May 27, 2016
I currently want to learn web design, then I heard about web development also. Pls wats the difference?v

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Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by Nobody: 6:33am On May 28, 2016
The two are interchangeable, but most of the time:
web design: the actual process of designing a website by a professional - for example, I am a web designer so i actually designed websites like my www.

web development: usually means a contractor who collects a web design job but may not necessarily do the design - may outsource it to someone else.

But in reality, the two terms are used interchangeably.

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Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by Nobody: 6:35am On May 28, 2016
I am FTC and SIC at the same time, i must kill a monitor lizard today.

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Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by tryanzer(m): 6:35am On May 28, 2016
Same here.. Gurus in the land over to you..
Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by bnanzip(m): 6:35am On May 28, 2016
Web Developers are serious minded programmers. They develop, create, manufacture, innovate and write codes.
They know how the codes work and how it could be improved. They are not wordpress or blogger kids that call themselves bloggers because developers actually make the plugins, the themes etc that the kid bloggers keep installing.

A web designer just knows the beauty of combining colors and sizes to look appealing on the outside ( Frontend) they are specialist in CSS and may be Javascript. But most times, any developer also knows CSS just that they may not combine the colors well as someone who knows color combination.

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Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by damochewinner(m): 6:37am On May 28, 2016
The guy in red shirt is a web developer, while the one in black is a web designer.

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Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by Innodon(m): 6:37am On May 28, 2016
Design interface and keeping the website up to date
Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by romeoetin(m): 6:38am On May 28, 2016
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Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by GoodBoi1(m): 6:40am On May 28, 2016
Web design is the use of a graphic tool such as Photoshop to mockup the user interface of a website. The web designer should have a good knowledge of design and user experience. Knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript is optional.
Web development is the translation of the web design into the actual product using languages HTML, CSS and JS for the side the user sees, front-end web development; and languages such as JavaScript, php, python, ruby, C# for the side the the user doesn't see, server-side , this is back-end web development.

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Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by Booyakasha(f): 6:43am On May 28, 2016
damochewinner:
The guy in red shirt is a web developer, while the one in black is a web designer.

This is correct...

dhtml18:
The two are interchangeable, but most of the time:
web design: the actual process of designing a website by a professional - for example, I am a web designer so i actually designed websites like my www.
web development: usually means a contractor who collects a web design job but may not necessarily do the design - may outsource it to someone else.
But in reality, the two terms are used interchangeably.

Nope.. Web design is 99% of the time the frontend, while web development involves writing code for the backend (database, security etc), they're not interchangeable, the fact is most times web designers are also web developers... so:

Web design: HTML/CSS and maybe JS (not really necessary)

Web Development: PHP/JAVA/PYTHON/C#/.NET etc

@OP a simple Google search could have answered your question.. oh wait, we're lazy and we prefer people actually answering our questions smiley

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Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by Horlawale1(m): 6:43am On May 28, 2016
Listening attentively
Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by Nobody: 6:44am On May 28, 2016
Booyakasha:


This is correct...



Nope..
Oya say your own now, which one be nope? you wan spoil my FTC abi?

You do know there is no clear definition:

some even say a web designer is a frontend dude while a web developer is backend plus frontend.

Too many ways, just like battling over who is a programmer or who is a coder?
Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by agborodun: 6:44am On May 28, 2016

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Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by Nobody: 6:45am On May 28, 2016
dhtml18:
I am FTC and SIC at the same time, i must kill a monitor lizard today.
Sir don't forget me when u finally receive ur ftc package, i heard oga seun pay people that are ftc handsomely.
Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by lilwayneme(m): 6:46am On May 28, 2016
To my understanding I think design is trying to make the website look beautiful and well structured while development is building everything from the scratch... My one cent

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Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by Dottore: 6:46am On May 28, 2016
Reading comments
Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by Nobody: 6:47am On May 28, 2016
crotonite:
Sir don't forget me when u finally receive ur ftc package, i heard oga seun pay people that are ftc handsomely.
Thank you very much jare, i wont forget you at all. . . .

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Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by maximunimpact(m): 6:47am On May 28, 2016
There is a huge difference between a web developer and a web designer. A web designer is concerned with the visual design of a website using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. While a web developer gives the website life by using programming language like PHP, python, android, java etc to give the site functionality.

U can liken a web designer as a bricklayer the builds the structure of a house while the developer does the finishing.

A web designer is lower in web industry while the developer goes steps further. A developer can design but a web designer can hardly develop.

So for your question start with learning the design aspect - HTML, CSS and JavaScript then graduate into learning programme languages which will ultimately make you s web developer.


In summary

Web designer - front end

Web developer - back end, server side

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Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by HeroGeorge(m): 6:52am On May 28, 2016
The titles are interchangeable but a designer may not necessarily be a coder (coding skill) but a developer not only designs but writes backend implementable code ( Application)
Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by ikorodureporta: 6:52am On May 28, 2016
Can a web manager excel without programming skills??
Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by viki84(m): 6:53am On May 28, 2016
Web design could be said to be editing of other design templates to your taste, it does not necessarily mean starting from the scratch by yourself but web development means starting from the scratch by yourself to develop sites. It's also used to describe the professional act of website creation
Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by NarnieSnyper(m): 6:56am On May 28, 2016
Op, just take a web designer as an Architect and a web developer and expert in Building technology.

Web design is concerned with how a website looks like and how the user/customer interracts with it. A good web designer knows how to put good content together and make a site look good/attractive.

Web development is the back-end and programming of a website and how they(the web pages) relate. Web developers are usually skilled in HTML , CSS, Javascripts, PHP etc.

That's my 2cents. Hope this helps

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Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by AnthonyAk(m): 6:57am On May 28, 2016
lol OP all people above me are giving you bobojuice. A

Web Developement can divided into two Front End Dev and Back End Dev.

Front End Developement

long story short to be a decent front end developer must be familiar with atleast the following

HTML/CSS at the highest levels
DOM Manipulation at the highest levels
REST API Clients i.e Parsing XML but mainly Parsing JSON objects

Front end developers can further be divided into Web Designer , (User experience) UX and (User Interface) UI Designer.

Honestly a web designer falls into the lowest pecking order of the bunch because as bet your only creating html and CSS

Decent Web designers know the following

HTML/CSS
Photo manipulation i.e Photoshop or Vectors
PSD to HTML Convertion

Back end Developers
Backend developers deal with everything server side i.e PHP however backend these days are written in many different languages even javascript.

Decent back end developers must know the following

A server side language i.e PHP at the highest levels
Databases i.e MYSQL
REST Api servers and Clients.

These days people are being put in highly specialized positions instead of the generic full stack developer. Personally a good UI and UX designer is much more useful than a web designer. With them much better software is created.

Now this is just a tip theres is ALOT more when it comes to dev today theres alot involved just to keep up with the latest practices i.e git , grunt , the MEAN stack vs LAMP . With every innovation made another level of complexity is added that overall provides a very efficient work flow but one more be vigilant in order to keep up. In short for naija we never start

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Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by sojimade(m): 6:58am On May 28, 2016
bnanzip:
Web Developers are serious minded programmers. They develop, create, manufacture, innovate and write codes.
They know how the codes work and how it could be improved. They are not wordpress or blogger kids that call themselves bloggers because developers actually make the plugins, the themes etc that the kid bloggers keep installing.

A web designer just knows the beauty of combining colors and sizes to look appealing on the outside ( Frontend) they are specialist in CSS and may be Javascript. But most times, any developer also knows CSS just that they may not combine the colors well as someone who knows color combination.
maximunimpact:

There is a huge difference between a web developer and a web designer. A web designer is concerned with the visual design of a website using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. While a web developer gives the website life by using programming language like PHP, python, android, java etc to give the site functionality.
U can liken a web designer as a bricklayer the builds the structure of a house while the developer does the finishing.
A web designer is lower in web industry while the developer goes steps further. A developer can design but a web designer can hardly develop.
So for your question start with learning the design aspect - HTML, CSS and JavaScript then graduate into learning programme languages which will ultimately make you s web developer.
In summary
Web designer - front end
Web developer - back end, server side
bnanzip:
Web Developers are serious minded programmers. They develop, create, manufacture, innovate and write codes.
They know how the codes work and how it could be improved. They are not wordpress or blogger kids that call themselves bloggers because developers actually make the plugins, the themes etc that the kid bloggers keep installing.

A web designer just knows the beauty of combining colors and sizes to look appealing on the outside ( Frontend) they are specialist in CSS and may be Javascript. But most times, any developer also knows CSS just that they may not combine the colors well as someone who knows color combination.

you've said it all
Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by spy85(m): 7:03am On May 28, 2016
The difference between the two is that WEB DEVELOPERS or WEB PROGRAMMERS build the underlining of logic of the website or web application, they manage databases and program business logic, they are also called server side programmers. They make use of programming languages like python, php, ruby, node.js framework, etc. WEB DESIGNERS just as the name, oversees the design of what is seen by users of the site, they are also called front end developers or programmers. web designers make use of tools like html, css, JavaScript, Photoshop or frameworks like WordPress, bootstrap, etc. The people that handles both front end and server side programming are called Full stack Developers.
Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by Sakah1975(m): 7:05am On May 28, 2016
Web designers are architects of the web. They focus on the look and feel of the website; and so, they should be visual arts experts, who are skilled in color scheming, graphic design and information flow. Designers are typically more in tune with their right brain hemisphere, utilizing their creativity, intuition and imagination, to design amazing user experiences.
Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by southpole: 7:05am On May 28, 2016
dhtml18:
I am FTC and SIC at the same time, i must kill a monitor lizard today.

And eat its feaces to charge your brain.... we are looking for someone who will kill poverty not lizards.
Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by izy4all(m): 7:07am On May 28, 2016
in simple term...

web designers are persons who concentrate on how the interface of a web or how a web looks... in other words these persons are full in charge of the graphics aspect of the web, the color and others stuff that makes the web eye catching or beautiful.

in the other hand, web developers are persons who concentrate on back bone of the web... that's those responsible for the programing aspect of the web, ensuring the web is usable or works.


finally one can be a web designer and developer as the same time... just a bus driver can be a driver and a mechanic as the same time... hope i make a bit sense. thanks

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Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by hamzak61: 7:09am On May 28, 2016
HMMM i'm still learning
Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by Dondippino: 7:10am On May 28, 2016
I think web design strictly implies just HTML CSS and some javascript (maybe lesser javascript) ,you can build static websites as a web designer. You are totally designing apps for the client side (meaning all your codes are running only inside the browser).

On the other hand web development is a wider ecosystem, here you build web applications which are much more powerful and dynamic (understatement). Let me give you examples of what web applications are: Facebook.com, Google.com, Nairaland.com and the list goes on and on. Web applications are those sort of "sites" that require sign up, login and all other cool stuffs. There are a lots of languages in the web application space: PHP(very common), Java, Python, .NET framework, Ruby, etc. Here some of your code runs on the server(usually called backend or server-side) while some run on the client (usually called the frontend or client-side).

My advice is definitely go for web development, because there you will be exposed to core programming concepts. Besides the market tends to favour web developers than web designers. A web developer "might" do what a web designer does without breaking a sweat, while the web designer can never do what a developer does.

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Re: What Is The Difference Between Web Design And Web Development? by CUM4WHAT(m): 7:12am On May 28, 2016
bnanzip:
Web Developers are serious minded programmers. They develop, create, manufacture, innovate and write codes.
They know how the codes work and how it could be improved. They are not wordpress or blogger kids that call themselves bloggers because developers actually make the plugins, the themes etc that the kid bloggers keep installing.

A web designer just knows the beauty of combining colors and sizes to look appealing on the outside ( Frontend) they are specialist in CSS and may be Javascript. But most times, any developer also knows CSS just that they may not combine the colors well as someone who knows color combination.
op dis is a nice info

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