The problem is not which one wins but rather which one is more effective… for your current task anyway. To decide on the winner we dig a little deeper into the definition and explanation of both of these fighting conditions. Web Development or Website Design would you win this fierce battle.
Lets take a look at our software development & design contenders:
First up the Website Designer
In its corner we have technology through: Flash, video technology, Animation, GIF, JPEG, PNG, PDF, Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel, CSS, HTML. A heavy weight business website design contender indeed
The site designer not to be confused having a graphic design (one who styles websites and in other areas such as print, advertising, book illustrations etc . read more about graphic designers another time) is one who is concerned with the layout, schemes plus aesthetic values of a website; according to wikipedia this usually includes “hypertext or hypermedia”. In other words a professional web designer given the chance can enhance, make or produce a graphically pleasing internet site based on any vague or complex idea one can imagine.
The Website developer bring a graphical message to its user one that the pros call the client side of things
Second up the Web Developer
An internet developers role goes a little deeper but should not be considered more important compared to that of a web designer it should also not to be confused with a web programmer (one who specializes in scripting, coding, programming of software and programs for websites and other areas such as desktops PC’s, MACS, Linux, shells etc . ). A web developer any who is concerned with the functionality of an internet site. Web developers are immersed with the way the website flows; how each hyperlink is navigated and connected; SEO aspects such as Meta Tags, content, sitemap; how the design relates or matches to the content being presented; development and scripting of the website etc . A website developer is involved in both back-end and front-end of your web site. In other words a professional web developer will make sure that your web pages are debugged and error free.
The Web developer brings a problem solving; development; programming attitude to the table, delivering a message associated with clarity to its user. One which the pros call the client side and server side of things.
The one thing we can be sure of is that the web developer and website designer must know within and out how to duke away the HTML (Hypertext Markup language), which is a set of commands and labels that make up the primary markup language of the internet.