What is Web Development?

What is Web Development?

Have you ever asked yourself what is Web Development? Or what’s the difference between web design and web development services?

 To begin with, the term web development is as vast as the ocean. There are numerous programming languages as well as scores of fabrics and tools that are the lifeline of specialized web development.

 Web development services are indeed in the same boat as desktop and mobile app development services. Still, web development services form the base of it all. Indeed with the rise of ultramodern app development ways, it still is inarguable that web development is the king. Thus, indeed software inventors have to know web development; or at least have a firm grasp of its basics.

“A good website promotes you 24/7; not even your best employee can do that.”

– Paul Cookson

Web Simplified

The simplest way of portraying web development services in Pakistan is that it revolves around the creation of apps and tools that run on web browsers. These apps and tools may be simply dependent on the server that created them. On the other hand, some of them may only use the server during their original development or for data storage and reclamation among other effects.

A Look at Web Development’s History

To derive the present and future of web development, and also know the difference between web design in Sialkot and web development in Sialkot, let’s first try to understand its history.

The history of web development began with static web pages and hyperlink navigation. Originally, developers would create static web pages and hook them up using hyperlinks. Unlike today’s websites and web apps, there was little or no interactivity at all since these web pages were designed to simply convey information and nothing further.

CGI was used in the earlier days of web development to create HTML based on data sent to the server by the browser. The developments that came afterwards were designed to make CGI’s dynamic HTML generation easier. ASP and ColdFusion are prototypes of similar developments and they served as a templating language for web development. Through them, HTML could be mixed with special tags and markup which made HTML generation easier, conditional and dependent on a particular web page.

JavaScript latterly sprung up to expand the capabilities of web tools and applications as computers were now briskly and a newer technology was readily available to developers. CSS also made its appearance at around the same time as JavaScript. With CSS, developers could now style and change web content.

Indeed with the tremendous milestones formerly achieved, rendering was still so slow that web pages were hardly responsive. Technologies similar to Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) were therefore developed to break these problems and allow dynamic updates for web runners. With AJAX available, Single Runner Operations (Gyms) could now be erected. SPAs are web pages that don’t bear any stimulation to modernize.

Now you can use several approaches to produce web applications.

Web development has continued to grow exponentially. Moment, we indeed have web-grounded operating systems similar to Google’s Chrome OS. Cloud technology too, has come so big in recent times that it’s hard to imagine what further the future holds in terms of web development. Also, you can read further about ultramodern web development and technologies which level up websites to the coming age.

Numerous web platforms remain popular present. WordPress is one of them. Ultramodern WordPress website development services include web app development, using ultramodern JS libraries and frameworks. So, if you need an ultramodern website or web app that is grounded on the time-tested results, you are suitable to use it.

Primary Web Development Technology

The most used technologies that developers use in the development of websites and web apps are HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.

Hypertext Markup Language, HTML

HTML is the heart of web development. It forms the building blocks that developers use to create web apps. In fact, it is possible to code a complete website entirely on HTML.

HTML is a series of tags coded to define a web page’s format, layout, and components. All forms of web development run on HTML. On its own, HTML will nonetheless not accomplish much in rendering a page. It ought to be accompanied by JavaScript and CSS.

Cascading Style Sheets, CSS

HTML was initially used to specify a web page’s format and layout. The problem, however, was that a lot of work had to be done in order to execute a small change in style. For instance, changing the colour of buttons on a website, required an alteration of HTML in multiple places.

Nowadays, styling and web content are handled differently during development. HTML handles the content and CSS styles it. This way, one can use a small set of CSS files to style a whole web application. A single file can, for instance, be modified in CSS to change the colour of the buttons on an entire site.

JavaScript

This is a programming language that allows the developer to manipulate web pages. By manipulating the model of a webpage using JavaScript, a developer can easily alter the style and structure of a webpage. This makes JavaScript a powerful resource with a critical role in web development.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WEB DESIGN AND WEB DEVELOPMENT

It’s common for people in the streets to use the term web designer when they mean web developer and vice versa. However, this is wrong. There is a difference between web design and web development.  A web designer and a web developer are very different professionals; each with a role that’s completely different from the other.

I too once held the misconception that web development and web designs are one and the same. However, if you ever find yourself touring the web industry, either as a client or professional, you’ll need to delineate web design from web development.

Web Design

Web design is all about bringing ideas and web concepts to life. Web designers take your story or vision and create a design that is visually appealing. As such, they are tasked with designing how a website will look and feel. Much like an architect designs the plan before a house is built, so do web designers model a website layout before web developers can begin building the website. It is the layout that web designers create that is used to create the UX (User Experience) for the entire site.

The role of a web designer is often taken for granted by folks with little understanding of the job. It’s the designers that develop the entire environment that users find welcoming. They conjure up and create a blueprint for the ultimate user experience. This is no light job given that they have to begin working from a clean slate. All they have is a verbal or written idea of what a client wants. They then tug at this idea and transform it into usable web design. Therefore, it suffices the success of any web project greatly depends on the web designer who broke ground on the project.

Typically, web designers start their work by analyzing the scope of a website; i.e. The purpose and focus of the site. After scrutinizing the scope as well as the features and specifications of the client, the designer will then sketch a model website. Next, they design wireframes and mock-ups. The final design of a website is usually a layout of the web pages, typography, icons and buttons among other intricate features.

You can read more about professional web design services offered by the F5 Studio web agency.

Features of Excellent Web Designers

  • They are able to use tools such as Sketch, Photoshop and Illustrator to design a website.
  • They possess impeccable graphics and logo design skills.
  • They are always in the know on matters of the latest trends in design technology.
  • They are excellent branding masters.

From the roles performed by the web designer, we can understand beforehand that there is a big difference between web design and web development. If still not convinced, let’s move on and have a look at the web developer’s roles.

Web Development Company

Once a website has been designed by Interactive Solutions [Web Design Company], it’s then passed onto the hands of the web developers of the Company who then turn it into a live website. Developers, relying on a vast array of software, tools and languages, build the final website that users visit. Web development is as specialized as it is complicated. As such web developers can specialize in three fields;

  • Front-end development primarily deals with building the user interface of a website. Front-end developers create the interface of a website by relying on 3 main languages; JavaScript, CSS and HTML. In their line of work, they insert images, apply different typefaces, add animations and create pages background on top of many other things that enhance a website’s interface.
  • Back-end development involves more advanced programming that controls various features and interactions on web pages. This facet of development defines how the site works and how a user accomplishes different tasks using the functionality offered by the site. Developers here mainly deal with server requests and data. The developer, therefore, uses server languages such as ASP.NET and PHP as well as data query languages such as MySQL and SQL.
  • Full-stack development includes aspects of front-end as well as back-end development. Full-stack developers are well-versed in tools and languages that are needed to build a complete, fully-functional website from scratch. They possess adequate knowledge of design as well as user experience.

It is important to know that there is a difference between web design and web development to avoid holding the misconception that a web designer of Sialkot and a web developer of Sialkot are the same.

You can read more about web development services (web app development, WordPress development, eCommerce development, websites for startup development, etc.).

Conclusion

In this article, we briefly explained the concept of web development and then highlighted the differences between a web designer and a web developer to make it easier for you to hire the right professional based on your project’s needs.

Nowadays UI/UX design moves a focus of web development. The right UI/UX design is beneficial for business success, especially for startups.

You can order our web development services in Sialkot Pakistan or online by contacting us. Interactive Solutions is a company of professionals working hard to get your ideas implemented on the internet.

We will soon be building on what we have discussed here today and talking about such things as server-side and client-side rendering. So, stay tuned to our blog for more.

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