Web development is a broad term for the work involved in developing a web site for the Internet (World Wide Web) or an intranet (a private network). Web development can range from developing the simplest static single page of plain text to the most complex web-based internet applications (or just ‘web apps’) electronic businesses, and social network services. A more comprehensive list of tasks to which web development commonly refers, may include web engineering, web design, web content development, client liaison, client-side/server-side scripting, web server and network security configuration, and e-commerce development. Among web professionals, “web development” usually refers to the main non-design aspects of building web sites: writing markup and coding. Most recently Web development has come to mean the creation of content management systems or CMS. These CMS can be made from scratch, proprietary or open source. In broad terms the CMS acts as middleware between the database and the user through the browser. A principle benefit of a CMS is that it allows non-technical people to make changes to their web site without having technical knowledge.
What is Website Development?
Web development is the process of developing websites or WebPages hosted on the Internet or intranet. Think about your favourite website; whether it’s an e-commerce store, blog, social network, online video streaming service, or any other type of Internet application, it all had to be built by a web developer.
The web development process can be divided into three main components: server-side coding, client-side coding and database technology.
Web Development Process
Web development process includes all the steps that are good to take to build an attractive, effective and responsive website. These steps are shown in the following diagram:
• Decide purpose
• Gather content
• Upload to server
• Marketing and Maintenance
A web development tool helps the developer to test and debug the web sites. Now a day the web development tool come with the web browsers as add-ons. All web browsers have built in tools for this purpose.