A frequently asked question is "What is the difference between web design and web development?".
Web design typically refers to the process of designing a web site or web page layout,
and often includes the graphical elements on a page. The design provides the framework for the look and feel of a web page or pages.
Web development is typically used to described the programming required to construct the "back end" of a website. The back end is the area of the site that isn't seen by visitors, but which does the work required in order to present the right information in the correct format to the visitors.
Web development is used to describe any database-driven web designs using dynamic scripting languages like PHP, ASP, and ASP.NET and also
client-side scripting such as
Web developement enhances your web site by adding:
- connectivity to MySQL, SQL Server and MS Access databases
- content management - allowing you to edit some or all of the pages on your web site
- interactivity, for example, google maps
- security - restricting areas of the website to authorised users and hidding email
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