What is Web Development as opposed to Web Design?
Web Development is NOT Web Design, no matter what some companies may tell you.
Designing a web site is a totally different skill to developing a website.
The design phase is primarily concerned with taking the information provided by the client and by using and expanding on the Company's corporate image, designing a stunning but functional website.
Web Development takes this process to the next level, by adding value to the design, web developers turn a static website into a dynamic environment which with interest and engage the customer.
The more the customer can be enticed into the website, and the more content they view, the more likely a sale or enquiry will result.
By adding dynamic content to a website, people will both stay longer an come back to your site.
At Webcreationz we do not use the same staff for Web Design and Web Development as a expert in one is very rarely an expert in the other. You can therefore be confident that when you choose Webcreations for a web design and development project, you will be in the best of hands at each and every stage.
Give me some example of Web Development?
There are an almost infinite number of ways in which web development can be used to build a professional website, but here are a few to whet your appetite...
- E-Commerce Applications
- Online Discussion Forums
- Online Visitor Statistics
- Chat Applications
- Multi User Helpdesk Applications
- and many more...
What skills do you use for Web Development?
For the technically minded, we can and do use a wide range of programming languages and database tools in the development of websites. Some of these include...
- Oracle (intranet applications)
- SQL Server (intranet applications)
- Microsoft Access (intranet applications)
So now what do I do next?
Talk to us!
Either phone us on 0706 990 1524 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our enquiry form.
If you want to find out more about web development and the programming languages we use in creating websites, have a look at the following books... (please click on the links for more information and reviews (external link))...
Books on HTML
Books on XML
XML for the World Wide Web - by Elizabeth Castro is another cracking book by the same author as the HTML book reviewed above! Due to the more bigger nature of XML, the author has had to cut down the whole subject from what can with some books run into 700 pages, into a quite compact book of less than 300. This said all the main aspects of XML are covered and its a good starter book for anyone getting into the subject.
Books on Java
Sams Teach Yourself Java 2 in 21 Days: Professional Reference Edition - by Laura Lemay, Rogers Cadenhead is a Sams book which quickly and efficiently teaches all the basics of Java. Unlike some similar books it does not expect that you understand C++ or Object Oriented Programming or Techniques, but gives a simple and intelligent introduction to these subjects within the context of Java itself.
Java in a Nutshell - by David Flanagan is one of the O'Reilly series of technical books, this one being nearly a 1000 pages of Java. Like the others in this series they tell you nearly everything about the subject in hand, but can sometimes be a little daunting for a beginner. But as reference volumes they are fantastic and will not let you down.