Web design and web designing
Both these terms are used interchangeably and alternatively but have the same connotations. For the purpose of simplification, web designing is treated as a sub-section or segment of web development although the disciplines more often than not merge. The web development is a broad framework incorporating processes or mechanisms for development of a website either for the International Network or Internet (World Wide Web) or Intranet (networking within an organization or LANS). Web development as a discipline consists of the sections or processes of web designing, content development, client connection, client side and server side scripting, security design and coding for servers and networks, and e-commerce advancement.
Web design and development can mean formulating or developing a simple page with a plain text like that of a text book with no images or graphics to designing a very complex and elaborate web page using the latest web based application softwares and techniques. Professionals working in this realm are categorized according to their employment profile i.e. whether they are working as contracting professionals taking up contracts for small organizations or working as full-time regular employees. So there are web developers, webmasters, web designers, graphic designers, and IT technicians.
Industry wise, web development and design has grown at a phenomenal rate since the 1990s. It is estimated that USA alone has more than 60,000 web development firms as of 2011. More and more global conglomerates and multinational corporations have gone online to tap the online market spearheading the growth of web development. Competition has almost dramatically brought down the cost of website development and many tools, techniques, and platforms taken as a system are now available free of cost. The operating systems like Linux, PHP, MySQL, and Apache, can be downloaded free of cost.
These days, users are using several CMS or CMF-content management systems or frameworks as web development applications for developing new content. And most of them are available for free. Some of these are WordPress, joomla, drupal, dotnetnuke and so on.
It is an open source and free content management system using PHP and MySQL. Currently it is the CMS that generates the maximum number or hits from online users. Amongst the many attributes of wordpress, a template system and a plug-in gallery are worth mentioning.
It is a content management framework that is also free and open sourced that aids in publishing or editing content on the Internet or intranets.Drupal- It is another free CMS and CMF using the PHP script. Aids in knowledge management, mergers and business tie-ups.
Web developement, as well as web design, has become one of the best IT sectors, where you can make a lot of progress in terms of your career. Rapid grow of this sector directly influences the competition which means you have to do your best in order to reach the number one place in this business. The best thing is that your will and efforts are the main elements for becoming successful in this field of work.