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10,192 Points

Web designer Vs Web developer

Just wondering what is the key differences between Web designer and Web developer?

3 Answers

Cesar Vanbuskirk
Cesar Vanbuskirk
6,672 Points

Usually a web designer is a developer as well I think the biggest difference is between a front end dev and a back end dev.

Like Cesar said before, the difference is that a web designer typically just sticks to the design of a website. As a web developer you can not only design a site, but also interact with the backend server side of it as well.

Sort of like how at a restaurant there is usually somebody who preps the food (designer) and then there is the chef that actually cooks the meal (developer).

Might not of been the best example but I'm sure you get it lol.

Florian Goussin
Florian Goussin
8,925 Points

the web designer is the one who make the design of the website: UX and then photoshop for each type of page.

The web designers are responsible for the visual aspect, which includes the layout, coloring and typography of a web page Wikipedia

the web developer is the one who the front end or/and the back end of the web site.

Web designers will also have a working knowledge of using a variety of languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and Flash to create a site Wikipedia

But within smaller companies the web designers has an extending knowledge of HTML/CSS as well but in a different perspective. Even JS/JQuery sometimes. It's very dependent of the company size.