Everything You Need To Know About Web Development

With a total of 4.2 billion global internet users, which is more than half of the global population, the internet, by and large, has become the primary method of communication. People are constantly online. And the reasons for that may vary. But whether it be for education, research, entertainment, sharing information, or simply socializing, the technology-driven world of today has made rampant use of the internet central to our lives. In fact, there’s a common thread that connects all internet users. No matter what the online activity may be, it requires the use of a website, and every website requires skilled and professional web development.

What is Web Development?

So, what exactly is web development? Web development refers to the work that is involved in the building and maintenance of a website or application for the internet, also known as the world wide web, or for the intranet, which is a private network. The process of web development utilizes a variety of coding languages in order to create a fully functional website with fast performance and a seamless user experience. It can span from the development of a static, plain-text simple webpage to more complex web applications, online or e-businesses, and social network services. It also includes development of content management systems (CMS).

However, it’s important to keep in mind that web development and web design, two areas and processes often mixed up, are in fact very different from each other. Web developers actually construct a website’s core structure from the ground up using programming languages like HTML, Javascript, CSS, PHP, etc. Web designers, on the other hand, are concerned with usability and aesthetics and make use of software programs like Photoshop to customize the layout and other visual elements of the website. To better establish the difference as well as the relationship between these two fields, it would be fitting to think of a web developer as someone who uses her programming knowledge to build the web designer’s concept and give life to his creative vision, creating a website that is both visually and functionally appealing.

But then, what exactly is a website? To put it simply, websites are a bunch of files stored on servers (which are computers that host websites). They’re a heap of related material that contain images and texts, in addition to audio, video, and other media.

The Two Sides of Web Development

In order to understand the field of web development better, we can break it down into two subfields:

Front-end (client-side) coding – Front-end development or client-side scripting deals with everything that you, as an internet user, see and interact with. A front-end code is executed in a web browser and directly relates to what someone sees when they visit a website. The programs created by the developer allows the website to properly function without having to communicate with the internet on a continuous basis. This client-side development and coding facilitates the binding and structuring of all visual elements that go into the making of the website. These include the layout, menus, fonts, colors, and contact forms. Front-end code also augments interactivity by permitting users to play videos, expand and minimize images, highlight text, etc.

Back-end (server-side) coding – Back-end development or server-side scripting is the digital infrastructure of the website, all that goes on behind the scenes, unseen by the user. Even though invisible on the client-side, the backend of a website is essential for storing and organizing data and to ensure that the server, application, and database run smoothly together. All of these, that is the server that hosts the website, the application that is used for running the website, and the database that contains the data, are constituted within the back-end. In actuality, the back-end maintains constant communication with the front-end. This is because whenever something happens on the client-side, a request is sent by the browser to the server-side, which then responds with a frontend code that the browser, in return, interprets and displays. A back-end developer uses many more programming languages than those required by the front-end. Examples include PHP, Ruby, Python and Java.

Full stack developers, on the other hand, are well-equipped and well-versed with every stage of the web development process. They have a higher level of expertise, take care of both front-end and back-end development, and have a thorough understanding of the relationship between the client and server-side of a website. “Stack” here refers to the different technologies that take care of the different functionalities of the website, like server, interface, etc.

The Web Development Process

Each development path differs depending on the type of website, programming languages, and resources used in the process. The basic steps are:

Formulate a Plan – Organize a meeting with organization teams and personnel in order to develop a full-fledged plan for the website. Identify the goal and type of website, determine its content and purpose, and calculate its budget.

Create a Wireframe – It’s important to make a blueprint of your site’s vision in order to give the developer a sense of direction. Consider the various pages and categories that you wish to include in your website.

Write the Website Code – A combination of the various programming languages that are used for the front-end and back-end of the website will need to work together in order to build the website and make it run smoothly. HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript are some of the most commonly used languages in web development.

All in all, web development is a demanding task, one that requires a lot of time, effort, and planning. And we, at Design Master, not only pride ourselves to be one of the best IT companies in Kuwait but also gain delight in being amongst the few top website design and development companies in Kuwait. We understand that custom web application development is not a one-off task. So, we apply cutting-edge technologies and recruit only the best web designers in Kuwait so that need-based websites have a longer shelf-life and evolve with your business. Meanwhile, we strive to increase productivity, enhance information and business process transparency, escalate business system efficiency, and make our mark as a solution-focused, client-based Kuwait web development company.

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