What is Web DevelopmentAll modern websites today are built with a combination of programming code, text, images, media, databases, and a web server that executes the processes in programming language which is then passed to a web browser as some form of HTML markup language which is then interpreted by your browser and displayed as a website on your computer screen.
The term web development generally refers to any kind of web related development, engineering, or design. But more specifically it is used to describe a the more technically challenging practice of writing or editing code in a programming language that is used in the creation of dynamic database driven websites. It also connotes any other technical work performed in the implementation of web server technology and related software applications.
Another way of describing web development services could be defined by the type of application that being created, or the architecture and organization system which dictates how the various program files relate and communicate with each other to construct the processes that take place or the display views that users will eventually see.
Hiring a Web Development CompanyWhen looking to hire a web development company or independent web developer to work on your custom website application, it's important to take care to hire a professional and capable developer who has the right combination of skills and experience to work on your project. For example when hiring someone to work on a pre-existing website application, the Web Developer you hire must know how to code using the specific programming language that your website was built in. This means if you have a website application that is built with PHP code then you will need a web developer who has experience coding in this specific language.
If you plan to create a new website application from scratch that requires custom programming then you should also be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of the different programming languages that different developers use, or ask several different web developers not just whether they're capable of building the platform you envision, but also what possible disadvantages there could be from building your web application using their programming language of choice versus one of the other popular programming languages in use today.
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