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Web development is the programming or coding that enables website functionality. It mainly deals with the non-design aspect of building websites, which includes coding and writing markup.It ranges from creating plain text pages to complex web-based applications, social network applications and electronic business applications. Most of us take it for granted that when we click a link online, something happens. Maybe a chat window pops up, maybe a video loads, or maybe we end up on a new page completely. This something happens seamlessly, despite the Internet being composed of hundreds of thousands of loosely connected networks of machines and software. In fact, each time you visit a webpage, you are actually communicating with one of these networks. The network then recognizes your request and, in turn, responds with a viewable webpage.

In the old days, this was the end of the story. Viewable webpages were simple documents composed of a little code describing how they should look and act. Because the pages were static, the transmission was a simple one-way street.

As time went on, the demands and expectations of users increased. Users were hungry for websites that felt live, responsive, and richly interactive. Because of this, new technologies advanced such that more complex code could be embedded into a webpage's makeup. Instead of a network being restricted to sending a static webpage, it became possible to send dynamic websites capable of doing much more. For example, the modern website—or web application, as they are called—is capable of doing any of the following:

...and much more!

Because of this added complexity, creating these features requires a broad expertise in various technologies and programming methods. As experts in the field, web developers play the essential role of being the architects behind users' web experiences.

 

Our web platform of choice is Shopify. Shopify offers online retailers a suite of services "including payments, marketing, shipping and customer engagement tools to simplify the process of running an online store for small merchants. Shopify is not just a shopping engine, but a solution for pretty much any web development application. From custom Shopify themes to complete e-Commerce solutions, we can do it all.

 

So, is web development sort of like graphic design?

 

Not really. The tools used to architect the web are far from the point in which developers can simply drag and drop visual components onto the screen. Instead, developers use specialized languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to lay out their designs and functional features in code. This is the reason every browser on the web can view webpages in the same way. Unfortunately, it's also the reason why coding can be challenging for beginners.

 

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