Web Design vs. Development

The terms web designer and web developer are used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Design involves what the visitor will see, development involves the functionality.

A website contains several aspects:

Look & Feel
Look & Feel is the overall appearance of the website. A graphic designer decides on colors and fonts, and how to layout all site pages. The graphic designer has to have an appreciation for aesthetics and feeling for what colors and imagery will project the website owners message to his potential clients.

Content is the text found on the website. You will require a good Search Engine Optimization (SEO) specialist and content writer to create the necessary information, especially if the website owner wishes to promote on web engines like Google.

Functionality is all the interactive aspects of the website. It is the web developers that work to create all of these functions.

Web Design vs. Development
There is overlap and integration needed between web design and web development. Web design involves content creation and graphical feel, while web development involves creating the functional aspects of the website pages.

The web design services offered by GDIS are professional and affordable. We are not limited to the Calgary area, we have website clients all over North America. We also offer a variety of other services: website development, e-commerce, website marketing, SEO, social media marketing, and so much more!