How does web development differ from web design? What is web development – a way to double charge? Web development is more of the in-depth working of a website. Some businesses need incredibly complicated, custom development (think Amazon and Facebook) while others may just require a content management system (CMS) to be used by a small, set group of people who need to work on the same content but have specific needs.
While web design is the look, feel, and user interactivity – web development is the substrate this all runs on. Wikipedia puts it nicely as:
Among web professionals, “web development” usually refers to the main non-design aspects of building web sites: writing markup and coding.
It’s ‘how the sausage is made’ at the end of the day, the code of the Matrix – like the wiring and plumbing in your house, it’s a highly skilled craft and when someone doesn’t know what they are doing you’re in the dark with wet ankles :p
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