Are you looking for a website developer? Or a web designer will be enough?
Actually you will need both.
People these days get confused and use these terms interchangeably. Actually, Web design and website development are the two different aspects of website building process.
Let’s check both terms individually.
Web Design vs. Website Development
Web design refers to the process of converting idea into a visible design. Web Designers use different tools like XD, Photoshop, framer etc. On the other hand, website development is the process of converting those designs into a workable website.
Web design is not as simple as it looks.
It is the most important part of website building process.
Web Designers convert your ideas, objectives and stories into an attractive visual form. I consider it as the most important part because this will define how your website will look.
Web Design defines the digital impression of any organization.
When you need a website the designers read all the necessary documents and prepare a wireframe (website sketch). They are also responsible for effectively adding components and services so that users can use a website with an ease.
Website is for users,
therefore, designers must consider how users will navigate throughout the website with an efficient placement of contact details.
The website design should align with the objective of website. Depending on the services and business type designers choose the right color and place contents on priority basis.
The finalized design must be converted into a website. Hence, web developers play their role in turning web designs into a proper website.
The development process can be further divided into two:
1. Front End Development and
2. Back end Development.
It is also known as web template or HTML Template. This template can be used but you won’t be able to update or maintain without technical assistance.
For this, we need back-end developers.
They add the dynamic features to HTML templates using languages like PHP, .net and so on.
Once the back-end developers are done with their work, clients can now maintain and update their website on their own. A form is provided in the admin section to change the content and make necessary updates.
That’s not all.
We also have a full stack developer who can perform all the above tasks alone. Global Interface Pvt. Ltd. do not prefer using full stack developer because we believe in working with professionals.
We can’t say they are not good, some of the full stack developers are really good in each part of website building process.
Technology changes fast than one can update themselves. It’s very hard to keep track of all these aspects of website development process. We must have knowledge of each section of website development process with specialized in one.
This brings best result for both clients and developers.
SEO Friendly – Google, a commonly used term which cannot be avoided while developing a website. Google has its own guidelines in for website. It is important for designers to consider and design a website which helps in ranking higher and faster.
The basic features include
o Mobile first: As the use of tablets and mobiles are increasing, google offers better ranks for mobile friendly websites.
o Loading time: There is no such standard website loading time. Still it is expected that any user will wait for 4 secs at max for any site to open.
o Well structured: Google recommends a basic format for loading a website as given below.
§ Breadcrumb menu
§ Page Title (that’s the H1 tag – there is only one per page)
§ Well formatted text – text is separated into a number of short paragraphs with subheadings
§ Author information