Web development includes web design, client side/server side scripting and network security configuration, and e-commerce development. Web development consists of simple static single page plain text based services as well as complex web based Internet applications and social network services. Web development is the process of designing and creating applications for enhanced functionality within websites. Web development deals more with creating, coding and building the framework of a site and other applications. The main part of web development is web design.
Web design is a way to deliver the text, image, sound known as contents to the clients in an interactive way through World Wide Web. Interactive web design is the combination of art and technology.It also includes PSD to HTML, Flash development, LOGO and corporate identity.
Web design involves: 1. Information architecture (navigation schemes and naming conventions).
2. Layout of page (wire-frames or page schematics).
Typical Areas of web development: There are the following main areas:
1. Client side coding: Different tools of client side area in web development are Ajax (asynchronous java script, Microsoft silverlight, Flash adobe flash player, REAL Studio, HTML5 & CSS3.
2. Server side coding: Different tools of server side area in web development are ASP(active server pages), PHP (hypertext preprocessor), .NET(dot net), SSJS (server side java script).
3. Database technology: Different tools of database technology in web development are, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, SQLite, SyBase.
The main task that comes under the web development is Security of the website. The task under it is to manage the security considerations like to check the errors through a form at the time of data entry. Web development task also deals with filtering output and encryption under the security management task while developing a website.
On the Internet there are malicious users which try to access the sensitive information like email addresses and passwords. These unauthorized users try to collect the protected contents like credit card numbers. In web development there are no. of technologies which are used to keep the sensitive and protected information safe on Internet at the time of transmitting that information from one location to another. In web development one of these technologies is security socket layer(SSL). In this technology SSL encryption certificates are provided by certificate authority to prevent Internet fraud. Many web developers use different types of encryption while transmitting and storing sensitive information. A Web developer must understand the Information technology security concerns.
Web development is multidisciplinary and has diverse areas such as systems analysis and design, software engineering, hypermedia/hypertext engineering, requirements engineering, human-computer interaction, user interface, information engineering, information indexing and retrieval, testing, modelling and simulation, project management, and graphic design and presentation. Web development is neither a clone, nor a subset of software engineering. Web development although involves programming and software development. When web development uses software engineering principles, web development contains new approaches, methodologies, tools, techniques, and guidelines to attain unique requirements of web-based applications.