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Web Developer vs Web designer comparison

Web Designer vs Web Developer


What’s the Difference between web designer and web development?

A web designer and web development can work together. Web designers create the initial version of a website (visual web design). Then the completed design will pass to web developers for HTML coding, web script coding or another coding. Both web designers and web developers are working toward a singular goal – to create a website or web application that entices and attracts web users. Web designer Web Developer can be freelancer or web design company

Below is the comparison table.



Web Developer

Web Designer


  • Routine daily maintenance of existing sites and applications
  • Develops Laouts into user-friendly applications
  • Perform routine site maintenances as needed
  • often more likely to be a software developer who works
  • with programming languages to create a higher level of interactions on a website such as the integration with a database system. Mostly widely used database like MySQL , Monogo DN, SQL Server.
  • Design and creation of relational databse schemas
  • Creates Web Layouts,  visual design and Responsible for the prototyping design
  • Placement and layout of website pages fiven client provided content
  • Need to be able to visualise how a site will look
  • How it will function, conversion of a design into working website
  • Basic graphical design
  • Providing a good impression look and feel design to customer. 

Softwarre Commonly Used

  • Divvy
  • Sublime Text
  • NetBeans - is free and open source and is governed by the Apache Software Foundation.
  • Notepad++ - is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size.

Skill Needed

  • Advance HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • CSS preprocessors (i.e., LESS or Sass)
  • Frameworks (i.e., AngularJS, ReactJS, Ember)
  • Libraries (i.e., jQuery)
  • Git and GitHub
  • Basic PHP script or ASP script
  • Database like SQL
  • Creative graphic skills
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator) or other design software
  • Graphic design
  • Logo design
  • Layout/format
  • Placing call-to-action buttons
  • Branding
  • Wireframes, mock-ups, and storyboards
  • Color palettes
  • Typography



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