Web Designer vs. Web Developer, what is the difference?

Are you looking to hire a Web Designer or Web Developer? Believe it or not these two terms don’t mean the same thing. They are very very different. If you’re looking to hire someone in this field to do work for you, it’s important to know the difference.

Personally, I may be a little sensitive to this because I used to be mainly a Web Developer and now I mostly do web design and marketing. I also understand why many would confuse these two terms. Most people will say, I just need a new website. Or, I need a new app. But, its important to understand and use these terms correctly if you want your project goals met.

So, the role of a web designer is typically someone who works on the front-end appearance of a website. A web designer is usually involved in the graphics and placement of them on your website. He/she will also decide on the layout, colors, & fonts of your website. A web designer will design a website or app using adobe photoshop, figma, or another imaging program. Once the design is complete, it goes through a client approval process.

Once the design is approved, it gets passed on to the web developer. The web developer will integrate that design with code and make it a functional dynamic website. This is where you’ll be able to click buttons, navigate through pages, and get the full experience of the website. The web developer typically works on the back-end of a website and occasionally the front-end dynamic pieces.

Finally, if you are looking to hire a company to create a website for you, most companies will offer both services to you seamlessly. Check out the services that we offer. But, if you are looking of a very specific job done knowing the differences between these two terms will help you a lot.

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