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What's the difference between a web developer and a web designer

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by jo74, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. jo74

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    Are they largely separate? Overlap? Two sides of the same coin?
     
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  2. JonnyMX

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    They are often used interchangeably, but my take on it is that a designer usually does the nice pretty bits and a developer is more likely to do the 'clever behind the scenes stuff'.

    So a designer is good with colours and a developer is good with code. Ususally.
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    think of it like a production environment. Someone comes up with the idea for producing a product, someone actually creates that product.
     
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    A lot of grey hair and stress, at least in my experience!

    As Jonny says, designers do the pretty and developers pile in the code to make the pretty useful.
     
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  5. LukeP

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    As above:
    Designer is an artist that creates visual look of the website/application
    Developer is a programmer that codes it so it works/displays.
     
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  6. jo74

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    Oh right, so the web developer does all the proper programming :wink: :biggrin
     
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