By Sandeep Singh

Are you confused about the difference between a Web Designer and a Web Developer? You may not worry too much about the differences as a client or creative. Instead, you may want your website or app up and running, but understanding the difference can save you a lot of trouble in the future. In this post, we will explain the main differences between these two terms and hopefully clarify the confusion.

Web Designer Vs Web Developer: A Quick Overview

The distinction between web design and web development is straightforward, considering the overall concept. Web design involves what a user sees on their PC or cell phone (the “mainstage”), while web development is concerned with the code that runs the website (the “backstage”). Let’s explore the differences between a web designer and a web developer.

Web Designer

A web designer is a professional who designs and creates the user interface of a website or app. A web designer is responsible for the visual appearance of a website or mobile app. It includes things like layout, colours, typography, and images.

A web designer works with various programs, including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, to create website graphics. Adobe Dreamweaver to edit HTML code, CSS stylesheets and JavaScript. Microsoft Excel to organize data for websites, and Adobe Flash Professional to create animations on websites. They are responsible for the website’s appearance on devices like desktops, tablets, and smartphones.

A web designer also works on other tasks, such as designing logos or marketing materials for a company’s products or services.

Web Developer

A web developer is a professional who specializes in developing websites and web or mobile applications. They are responsible for the design (they build webpages based on the work of designers), code, and website content. It includes any programming languages, scripts, and markup languages used to create a website or app. Web developers are responsible for understanding how to use these different programming languages for optional websites.

There are three developers. The front-end developer works on the parts of the website that are visible to customers. The back-end developers build and maintain the machine that processes data and performs website actions. Additionally, there are Full Stack developers who can work on both sides.

Web Agency

Now that you know the difference between a web designer and a web developer, the question remains which one should you hire? 

There is a third option- A web agency; with designers, developers, and marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) experts. Choosing an agency means hiring a team of professionals covering all the specializations you might need to build a page and attract visitors.