Website Design and Website Development

Wikipedia definition:

Web design is the designing and graphical presentation of content shown on the Internet in the form of Web sites and other Web applications using many different forms of media. The basic design of most pages on the Web use HTML, CSS, and the newest form of language, XHTML.

Web development is a broad term for any activities related to developing a web site for the World Wide Web or an intranet. This can include e-commerce business development, web design, web content development, client-side/server-side coding, and web server configuration. However, among web professionals, "web development" usually refers only to the non-design aspects of building web sites, e.g. writing markup and coding. Web development can range from developing the simplest static single page of plain text to the most complex web-based internet applications, electronic businesses, or social network services.

For larger businesses and organizations, 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.

Blue-Eyed Panda definition:

At Blue-Eyed Panda we love all the techno stuff mentioned previously (it helps us put the material you are reading on the page). In the end though, it's all about creativity tweaked uniquely for you!

The BEP definition of Web-Development is simply -

We make sure three things happen.

  1. The site works.
  2. Internet users can find the site.
  3. The site stays up and running 24/7.

See examples here.