Definition of web design and web development, UI and UX
In China, website design and website development are same, but there is a significant difference between European and American industries. So what is website design? What is website development? We will analyze these two concepts below.
Web design definition
Every element of a website, including layout, graphics, colors, text, photos, videos, and visual user interface and user interaction elements, is part of design of a website. Everything you see on a website falls under term "web design". It all starts with creating a website wireframe, layout design and mockups. However, coding and programming is not part of design of a website.
Web design is foundation on which a website is built. In addition to UI and UX, web design also focuses on site display and navigation. Web design determines functionality of a website, helps improve its performance, and increases its conversion rate. Posting important information about products and services along with email subscription buttons is part of web design.
In short, web design is everything you see on screens of phones, tablets, laptops and desktops. If you are considering hiring a web designer and are interested in custom web design services, look for specific experience and presentation skills.
Web development definition
Web development involves creating and maintaining websites using a variety of programming languages, environments, and tools. Even creating a web page using HTML and CSS is equivalent to web development. It can encode from 200 lines to 2 million lines.
Initially, web developers were limited to creating static web pages. Today, web developers can use various technologies to create dynamic websites, online tools, web applications, and portals.
Web development is all about coding websites. It is divided into two types: frontend and backend. External coding controls actual display of website design, while internal coding consists of processing user data on web server and displaying it to user.
In addition, there are full-fledged web developers who can manage coding of both front-end and back-end of a website. In this case, if you don't want to hire both front-end and back-end developers, you can hire a full-time web developer with experience in both front-end and back-end development.
As you can see from above, web design is basically user interface and website development includes UX.
User Interface Design
The user interface is a visual platform that allows us to control functionality of device. Any device with a screen has a user interfacec or user interface design.
User interface design can be divided into three categories: graphic design, interaction design, and user testing.
• Graphic design is well known. It is process of visually designing digital products.
• Interaction design is mainly for developing work procedures and specifications. Mainly performed by Interaction Designers (IxD)
• Perform user testing to test usability of interactive design and aesthetics of graphics.
User interface design differs between mobile screens, laptops, tablets, and websites. So, when choosing a UI designer, make sure they are capable of designing interfaces for different screen sizes.
User Interface Design
UX or User Experience Design refers to user experience of a website. The user experience designer will make sure that website is attractive and interactive to enhance user experience of website. The user interface scales based on interactive capabilities of user interface created by user interface designer. UI design is related to UX design, which is why many people confuse roles of UI and UX designers.
User experience designers create website layouts and present interface messages for user feedback.
We believe that only by understanding how and how web design, web development, user interface and UX work, we can narrow down scope of service choices according to needs of client, and then get better website creation services .