In case you’re new to website development then you probably have asked yourself a few things such as what is the difference between website development and website design? What is UI/UX? How can you get your website created? We will answer these questions and more in this article.
When you take your idea to any web/software development agency or hire a freelancer, the first problem you will encounter is the IT industry terminology. Web professionals work on various technologies that you may not be familiar with.
However, we can explain some necessary steps involved in the web development process.
Why is Website Design Necessary?
The answer to this question is straightforward: millions of people are now using the internet from buying a groceries to buying a house, in this fast-moving world. People even book their flight tickets, Sports events, and hotels on internet.
Everyone needs food & grocery at their doorsteps. Internet banking is a need of every third person right now. You can read about anything happening in the world with just a single click, and we all know that websites are playing a significant role in this revolution. That is why websites are necessary for every business that wants to grow online.
Now we can move further!
Web Design is a colored design of a website that you see on the screen when you open a website. The whole layout of a website with UI and UX falls under the category of a web design. Usually, Web design starts with an idea, either it comes from your mind or comes from a web designer’s mind.
1) WEB Designing:
If you don’t have any specific design idea in your mind, then just tell the web designer about your business, and he will take care of the rest. Web Design helps a lot in growing our online businesses and making them a brand. If your website has an attractive design, then users stay longer on your website and share the content with others.=
In short, a web design is all about the layout, appearance, colors, images, fonts, and content of your website. It totally depends on a web designer how professionally he combines all of the things mentioned above together.
UI (User Interface) & UX (User Experience) are two terms used mostly during the web development process. Here is some short explanation of these two terms.
- UI (User Interface):
UI is a part of a web design process that deals with the website’s dynamic functionality. Features, buttons and input fields are included in User Interface.
- UX (User Experience):
UX or User Experience is a feeling or satisfaction of a user during their interaction with the website. If your web design is clean & attractive, users tend stay on a website for a maximum time and it will improve the user experience of a website.
3) Web Development:
Web Development is a process of building a website from scratch, either with coding or with advance website builders. The web Development process is easy if you need plain text or content on your website. This process becomes complex when users’ need a custom business or other functionality.
There are three major parts of the web development process.
- Server-Side Coding:
When we use a website, we are only interacting with its front-end design, but behind every click you make, there is logic works on the server-side. PHP, .NET, Ruby are some of the most common programming languages used in server-side development.
- Client-Side Coding:
- Database Technology:
The database is the storage of the website records. The data you are displaying on your website or the backend data you want to show to users on-demand is stored in databases. There are many types of databases like MySQL Community Server, Microsoft SQL Server Express, Oracle Express Edition, etc.
Q1: What is the difference between Web developer vs Front end developer?
Ans: A front-end developer is usually referred to as a web developer skilled in developing the front-end layout & front-end structure of a website. On the other hand, web developer is a person who is responsible for the overall structure development of a website (Both Front-End & Back-End).
Q2: Why web designing is important?
Ans: There are many advantages of an elegant web design. However, we will mention a few so you can figure out how important web design is.
- A good web design helps establish a business brand.
- A responsive & well-designed website gets more leads.
- An attractive web design increases the trust value.
We hope this article cleared some basic confusion of yours. However, Web Development/Web Design may sound a bit scary to folks not familiar with the tech world. The Next Idea Tech team is here to contact us.