The Difference Between Professional Web Design & Web Development

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The Difference Between Professional Web Design & Web Development

At Thrive Web Designs, there’s nothing better than creating a website that looks stunning and runs great. In fact, nothing gives us more satisfaction than providing our clients with a crisp, new website. Unless you work in our industry, however, you may not know all that goes into creating those sleek homepage sliders, color palettes, and user-friendly interface.

With us, a lot of hard work goes into creating a website that is both visually appealing and easy to navigate. In fact, our work is typically divided into different sectors of web design and web development. That’s why we’d like to provide you with a basic breakdown of the difference between the two so you can gain a better understanding of the work that goes into building and maintaining a high-quality website.

The Difference Between Design & Development

Web design is a specialty that focuses on the visual concept of your website that fits perfectly with the identity of your brand. This includes the look and feel of your website. Web development, on the other hand, takes your website to a whole other level by bringing your web design to life in order to produce a gorgeous, functional finished product that will provide you with a high ROI and user conversions.

Building A Website Is A Collaborative Effort

Building a website is a collaborative effort between a client, a web designer, and web developer. Every person in this group has a specific role to play, including you. As a client, your role focuses as a source of inspiration and information about your company. This provides us with a clear picture of what you want to achieve. Below is more information about what everyone else brings to the table in terms of the website creation process.

Professional Web Design

When building a new website, do you know you what you want it to look like? Who is your target audience? How will you keep them engaged? These are all things a web designer takes into consideration when creating the concept of your site. At Thrive Web Designs, you will work closely with our web design team as we gather everything we need to create your professional website.

Our process begins with a comprehensive consultation to help us learn more about your business in order to brainstorm how your website will look and perform. As we work with you to develop ideas, we will test out the path you want your customers to experience when they visit your website. This will include everything from color schemes to graphics, typography, and content. The result of this careful planning will provide us with a detailed interface wireframe of your website.

Professional Web Development

Once a wireframe has been developed and a plan has been put into place, it’s time to bring your website to life. This is where web development comes into play in the form of coding. This will ultimately bring your wireframe to life in the form of a website that functions across multiple platforms.

Web development is a complicated process but our experts at Thrive are up to the task. Our front end web developers are in charge of user functionality planned out by our design team. This means we will be writing all the necessary scripts to ensure any buttons work, videos play, and that your users interact with your website happily. Our back end web developers, on the other hand, take care of the server side of your website rather than the client side. This involves writing the necessary scripts that handle database requests and sending information back. This ensures your website runs as smoothly as possible for your users.

Maintaining A High-Quality Website

At Thrive Web Designs, you won’t have to worry about us launching your website then leaving you to fend for yourself once it’s been completed. Instead, we are in it for the long haul. Not only will we make sure to optimize your website for mobility and SEO, but we will also continue to monitor your website after it’s been launched to ensure it’s working as smoothly as possible. Since technology changes quickly, we may also periodically make necessary changes to your website. This will ensure your website is up-to-date and your users receive the best possible experience.

Thrive Web Designs

Looking to build a new website for your company this year? The professional web design and development professionals at Thrive Web Designs is here to help you create a bold, creative website that perfectly reflects your business and captivates the attention of your online users. With the combined talent of our team, we will launch your ideal website or update your existing one. Contact us at (208) 391-2504 today to learn more about our services.


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