Although there is often overlap in skill sets, web development and web design are two separate jobs that take place to make your website happen when you hire a design firm to build one for you. Depending on the size of the firm you hire, these jobs may be done by two different people on your design team, or by one multitalented individual. Whether the firm you hire has a designer and developer on staff, or someone who fills both needs, knowing the difference can help you understand timelines and the design process overall.
We have written previously about what happens when you submit a design request with the intention of giving a broad view of the steps we go through to get your website made; but stopped short of explaining the design and development processes. Let’s dive a little deeper into both to gain an understanding of the differences and similarities.