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What is the difference between web development and web design?

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A web designer designs how the app looks, with careful consideration of user experience and interface requirements for the particular application. A web developer writes the code that makes a web app work, and configures and maintains the server environments the app runs in.

“A web designer designs how the app looks. A web developer writes the code that makes a web app work.”

However, there is some overlap. There are plenty of designers who can write the code that presents a static website to a user. But once they do more than that, they are probably more of a developer than designer.

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