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Is the front-end web development the same as the web design track?

The title says it all. Thanks!

5 Answers

web design and web development are two separate things, one deals with the look of the web page and the other with functionality/interactivity

so web design track focuses on design, it includes design theory, aesthetics, and how to use tools like photoshop and illustrator

web development track is focused more on javascript and jquery, and tools like github


I always found that confusing, so where do web applications fit in and what's involved in backend web development?, sorry to hi jack the question. It's nice to get some clarity on the all terms thrown around.

ok thanks!

glad i could help:)

@ simon

I guess you could say that any dynamic/interactive website is a web application, facebook is a web application, saying its a web page is an oversimplification which doesnt do it justice.

as far as back end development goes, a back end is a user interface that allows the administrator of a website/web application to perform administrative tasks with speed and ease

for example, i recently created a quiz web app. I created a back end for it were the admin could log in and add/edit questions to the database, give access to the back end to other users, change the color scheme of the front end etc. So the admin does not need to know any web programming to run a website

cms like joomla and wordpress provide the same option, they give you a back end where you can log in and manage the function and look of your website without the need to code or know how to code.

I hope thats what you were asking