On a broader scale, web development includes the process of web designing, as the development of a website will include the process of designing. But the skills that a professional needs for web development jobs are different than those for web designing work. Still, we will say that it is a brotherhood of professionals as one cannot live without the other.
Like in a brotherhood, every member will have a defined role in the organization, so does every person in a web development company. There will be developers as well as designers who will be skill-ready for professional work in their own domains. Like in a Venn diagram these domains may overlap at some functions but majorly remain different. They need to maintain an understanding of each other’s capabilities as well as roles.
The creativity and artistic streaks need to be shown in produced designs by a good web designer. The creative streak needs to be individualistic but the integration of the designs needs to be possible, and the designs should be attractive as well as productive. Then the role of a web development professional starts, the logic of these designs and integration into the website development procedure. The production and maintenance of the website will involve web development skills.
Very similar to the human brain the web development and web designing are the two sides that together form a good website development organization. They need to work together with synchronization and understanding so as to reduce the workload and increase the throughput of the organization. If there is some communication gap or misunderstanding between two teams then the resultant production could be really bad design and functionality of the website.
The term web designing is generally given to the design process relating to the front-end (client-side) design of a website including writing mark up, and this is the grey area that causes troubles in the brotherhood. As it is the responsibility of both the web designing and web development teams. The back-end (user side) is solely handled by the developer and the work is generally not seen by the client other than the functionality which the user will feel and observe.
The look is governed by the designer whereas the feel is governed by the developer. The user’s interaction while observing the graphics, images, designs, etc. is affected by the skill level of the web designing which has been done on the website. Whereas the client’s experience with the features, working, user-experience, etc. will be governed by the development team’s skills. When both of them work in unity they produce marvels that are a delight to the user as well as the client, to the customers as well as the customers of the customer.
In the world of website development, all the members need to work efficiently in order to bring smiles to the internet users. The brotherhood of web designers and developers has been united since the dawn of web services and will remain so till the internet survives.
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