Web development is a broad term for the work involved in developing a web site for the Internet (World Wide Web) or an intranet (a private network). Web development can range from developing the simplest static single page of plain text to the most complex web-based internet applications, electronic businesses, and social network services. A more comprehensive list of tasks to which web development commonly refers, may include web design, web content development, client liaison, client-side/server-side scripting, web server and network security configuration, and e-commerce development. Among web professionals, “web development” usually refers to the main non-design aspects of building web sites: writing markup and coding.
For larger organizations and businesses, web development teams can consist of hundreds of people (web developers). Smaller organizations may only require a single permanent or contracting webmaster, or secondary assignment to related job positions such as a graphic designer and/or information systems technician. Web development may be a collaborative effort between departments rather than the domain of a designated department.
THE IMPORTANCE OF IT
Web development is not just about making a website look the part; web development is what makes a website functional. Web development should always be approached with the user in mind. A website is a way for a business to gain customers by promoting what the company is all about. Other websites go one step further and have products available to buy. Web development is not just simply about displaying information; interaction is also a big part of it too.
The term ‘web development’ also includes the creation of web applications. In recent years, the internet has been evolving dramatically. Many businesses now not only require a desktop website, but also a mobile website, along with web and mobile apps. Web development involves an understanding of the needs of the business and the customer. Quality web development can now be the difference between the success and failure of a business.
Effective web development is connected to search engine optimisation (SEO). A website should always be developed with SEO in mind. The groundwork of SEO can be laid in the development stages of a website and then continue to be built upon after the website is complete.
Don’t just settle for the first web development agency that you find. Web development will make or break your website so it is always advisable to go with a web development agency who have a talented team of web developers with plenty of experience.