When you consider building a website or reworking a website, you need to understand two basic concepts: the web designer and the web developer. Each of these job descriptions has a different meaning that I need to clarify. To begin with, I am both. So let me help you understand the different roles.

What Do Web Designers Do?

As a Web designer, I use programs like Photoshop and Illustrator, which allow me to create graphics and manipulate images. Also, these programs allow me to experiment with colors of backgrounds, text, and graphics. Also, I can create web page layouts and develop a visual look at the entire site.

What I do as a web designer demands my imagination and playing with several visual features. The bottom line I have to make a site look good for a client who always decides what he or she likes or doesn’t like.

What Do Web Developers Do?

And yes, I am a web developer as well. I create all the code that makes a website show in a browser like Chrome, Edge, Firefox,  Opera and Safari.  I develop all the code that will create the look that I came up with as a Web Designer. Also, I have to make sure the server that hosts your site sends out your web page to the browser and performs that job as efficiently as possible. Furthermore, I set up unique emails on a server. You can have emails like contact@mywebsite.com or admin@mywebsite.com. Also, I may be programming a specialized feature on your sites like animating backgrounds that demand knowledge of java, CSS, and javascript. The bottom line – this job demands programming skills and server skills.

So Who Should You Hire

Well, fortunately for me, you have someone that can do both. This enables you to save money if you hire me. But, I am not cheap, just less expensive than the larger companies since I don’t have to pay staff. Feel free to contact me if you would like to talk.