When a non-technical person approaches a website design company for building a website they are unaware about the differences that lies among web designers and web developers. They have this presumption that a website designer and developer are one and the same and there isn’t much difference. But that is not the case and this blog is going to help you understand some of the basic differences between a web designer and a developer.
Web designer is someone who creates a layout of the website. They convert your ideas and thoughts related to a website into design. A design that focuses on user experience at the same time looks beautiful and appealing to user’s eyes is what every web designer aims for. Web designers are often underrated but their work kind of makes or breaks the entire website. Designing is not an easy job especially when it comes to a website there are many things that have to be taken care off from design perspective. Web designers are kind of bridge the gap between what the clients is looking for and what the web developers have to convert into functionality.
Web developers are the ones who works with the design built by the designers and puts in life to it. The website functionality is done by web developers by creating applications and programs. They are the ones who work with servers and databases. Web developers create database connection which is required for storing data and accessing it later on. Web developer therefore are the ones who makes the website function, but for this to happen they require a layout which they would convert into functionality.
So there lies a dependency between web designers and developers. And one other thing that differentiates these two major sources of website building is the technologies that they work with.
For a web designer it is important that they have knowledge about:
- Colours and branding
- Responsive design elements
- User experience design which includes wireframes and mock-ups.
For a web developer it is important that they have knowledge about:
- Server languages like PHP
- Database query creating languages like SQL or MYSQL
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