Web design is everything that is involved with the visual aesthetics and usability of a website. It includes some tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite, graphic design, logo design, layout, and buttons for call-to-action, branding, wireframes, color palettes, and typography.
On the other hand, web development means the codes that help to make a website tick. It is divided into two categories – front-end and back-end. The front-end will determine how the designs will actually be displayed mocked up by the designer. The back-end is responsible for managing the data and serving it to the front-end to be displayed.
Given below is the difference between web design and web development.
Focus: The main focus of website design is on the overall look of the website that what the users will see on their computer screen or mobile devices. On the other hand, the main focus of web development is to create a website effectively and manage the data responsively.
Control: Website design has its control over everything which is associated with the visual great style, design, and layout. However, website development makes a website perfect by controlling its code panel.
Types: There are three types of website design – UI, UX, and visual designs. While, website development is of two types, i.e., front-end and back-end.
Technical knowledge: Web developers should have a piece of good technical knowledge as their work is to make a website. And for website design, the designers are not required to have full knowledge. Some basic knowledge can be enough for them.
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