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Web Design or Web Development? Are They Different?

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There is definitely a difference between web design and web development, but they are both very important to creating a website that looks great and functions flawlessly. Keep reading to learn a little more about the difference between these two essential services, and don’t forget to contact the iKonix Studios team to learn more. We offer a range of web design and development services to help you create a website that represents your brand online and helps you to achieve your business goals.

What is Web Design?

Web design is the part of creating a website that influences what users see and how they can interact with your website. From the colors and fonts to images, videos, and décor items, web design is how you create a beautiful website that will attract the attention of potential clients and keep them onsite until they buy your product, schedule an appointment, or take any other action necessary for business success. 

What is Web Development?

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How do you get a website that looks great and works without bugs and glitches? That’s where web development comes in. Web development is the crafting of the database on the unseen back end of your website that supports the function of your beautifully designed site. All of those cool buttons and clickable icons are useless without the right development to ensure they take your clients to the right information. Web development services may include improving the way the website functions, making it easier for your users to interact with your site, speeding up website load time, and more. This is all of the invisible stuff that users will never see, but without it, there would be no website at all.

Which Service Do I Need?

In order to have a beautiful and usable website, you really need to have both a professionally developed and beautifully designed website. The knowledgeable team at iKonix Studios can help you with both the front end and back end design and function of your website, so you can showcase your business. It’s not enough just to have a website. To establish your business presence online, you need a site that looks great and works properly. Otherwise, you’re likely to lose your potential clients before they ever an opportunity to see just what your business has to offer.

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Consider what happens when users come to your site. Whether they reach you from organic search results, paid advertisements, or your business’ social media account, users should find a site that looks professional, reflects your brand, and tells your story. You also need a well-developed site that loads quickly and isn’t filled with broken links. When great web design and development come together, you’ll see a website you can be proud to share. If you need help with your website, don’t hesitate to reach out to the iKonix Studios team to learn more about web design and web development or request a price quote from our team.