Web Development

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Web Development

Web Development is coded from top to bottom without the use of any Content Management System applications like WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla. A fully – developed website is applicable on E-Commerce, Real Estate, and even Job Posting or Listing websites

How long does it take to develop a website?

It approximately takes 12 to 16 weeks to develop a simple website along with designing the front end for interface. However, the more complex the functions needed on a website the longer the project will take. Intricate websites may take six months or longer to finish.

What to expect?

We do not recommend rushing to develop any websites since it may become more vulnerable to malware, hackers, and bugs that may infiltrate your server.

Web Design vs. Web Development

Here are some difference between designing websites and developing a site from top to bottom.

Web Design

Web Design is creating the aesthetic part of a website. Designers may use Adobe Dreamweaver, Serif, or Xara for easier design manipulation. In addition to having access to all these software, it is required that designers need to have Extensive knowledge on HTML and CSS to create beautiful pages.

Web Development

Web Developers take the designed website and code functions from it. Developers are responsible for communication of web pages to the server such as contact forms being sent to the proper email addresses. Unlike web designers, web developers need to be more proficient with a variety of programming languages like PHP, Javascript, Bootstrap, jQuery, and many more in order to bring the design files to life.

CONTENT MANAGEMENT WEB DESIGN PROS AND CONS

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  • Content editing is kept separate from design and functionality of the site; and a typical CMS allows non-technically trained users to add, format, and edit content on a website, without disrupting its design and coding.

  • Each user can be assigned selective access permissions based on their roles (for example, you may choose to allow some users to only add and edit their own content, while giving others universal access).

  • Content can be updated rapidly; turnaround time for your site updates is generally much faster using a CMS.

  • Basic site components such as menus, headers, footers, and sidebars are easy to quickly update through the administrative interface.

  • A CMS is SEO-friendly — they have evolved to include custom page titles and metadata, and adjustable URLs; and helper plugins are available as well (like automated xml site map submits).

  • Depending on the level of customization required to a theme, you could have a CMS-based site up and running in no time.

  • The basic CMS framework is free (of course, quantity and quality of content and customizations may add cost).

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  • Unfortunately, there are some malevolent hackers out there who can figure out how to break into these platforms; so security will require extra precautions.

  • Making your website look exactly how you want can be more of a challenge. This is true of some CMS frameworks more than others, but all present a bit more work to ‘style’.

  • The CMS stores everything separately, then assembles it on the fly when the web client requests a page, which means they can be slow; however, this can be mitigated by using strong, effective caching and Content Network Distribution (CDN) systems.

  • Functionality limitations: There are a few things you cannot do in a CMS, at least not without rewriting all the code. These are generally things the average website owner won’t care about, but if you have special functionality needs please do a little extra research.

  • Not everyone wants to see their data in a database. Outside the CMS administration, it can be a chore to edit database content; however, this is rarely a legitimate issue, as databases are scalable, generally faster, and space efficient.

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WHEN DO I HIRE A WEB DEVELOPER?

When Do I Need To Hire A Web Developer?

If you have decided that your website is much more complex than using CMS apps, a web developer is definitely the way to go. Let us put into example how eBay works.

Scenarios on eBay:

  • "Seller uploads a photo of his item, which is stored in a database that is later retrieved on the front end of the website to be viewed by potential customers. Besides uploads, the functionality of bidding during auctions is also another job via the back end of the website."

  • "Signing in and logging out of eBay."

  • "Storing and retrieving passwords. "

  • "Sending messages to and from buyers and sellers"

  • "Uploading descriptions of items."

  • "PayPal processing"

  • the list could go on...

CMS Website or Your Own?

A fully developed website has more benefits than those designed via CMS, specifically when it comes to security and its special functionality. On a developer's standpoint it is easier to have access to the database and know where everything is placed rather depending on pre made templates than can become a hassle for the programmer, each template is made by a different design/development company that have different name codes in every part of the website. Locating problematic codes can become an inconvenience besides detecting any security breach.

What To Expect?

Things to consider before hiring someone or a company to develop your website:

  • Budget - Having your own developed website can be expensive.

  • Time - It takes time for a company to develop the website. This includes coding each page, making sure that it doesn't have any problems communicating with the database.

  • Security - Another critical factor in web development is its security. Most of the time when a company or developer(s) is trained in web security they usually perform Penetration Testing to find the malfunctioning codes and vulnerability of the website that may enable future hackers to infiltrate your database.

  • Knowledge - The web developer should be able to explain to you how he/she will be able to complete the project. Being able to understand the process is very important.