Graphic Design

For graphic design, people generally need to know Adobe tools and have an ability to sketch and draw. They need to be able to create custom logos using design tools like Sketch and Illustrator. Graphic designers are limited in their knowledge of coding experience and generally only go as far as JavaScript for the most part.

This is because graphic designers don’t need to worry about coding on the page and their task is primarily art. So, graphic design is more about custom artwork drawn by hand and less about custom designed websites built from code. This is OK for a graphic designer because they don’t have to worry about the actual site itself and create pictures and objects that get put up on a site which is not about the actual programming itself in most jobs.

Graphic Designers generally get paid less than Web Designers and Web Developers.

Web Design

Web Design is how the graphics created by a graphic designer get put up online and how the overall site looks. Web Designers are responsible for designing the look and feel of the site and also applications. These guys are generally coders but are not always. UI/UX design is a Front-end job and where the code for the user interface of a website or application is built. Web Design is how the code for applications and graphics are put together to form a complete website or application.

Designers can also fall into a category of using web applications like Adobe Dreamweaver and WordPress to build websites using pre-built templates or themes. This is a category of web design that does not generally require a lot of code to build a website and the designer only needs a general understanding of computing and how to put together pre-built applications in order to create a cohesive and functional website.

This field of web designer is actually highly criticized among the developer community for taking the easy way out. They claim anybody with general knowledge of computing can build a website using this method and getting paid for doing this is unfair considering the sites that are built are not high enough quality to warrant the purchase and are basically just modified templates and anybody can do that.

Web Designers generally get paid more than Graphic Designers but less than Web Developers.

Web Development

Web Developers are highly skilled coders. These are the guys that build real applications out of scratch and code entire websites by hand. Developers are guys who generally know exactly how to put together a site entirely through using programming languages. JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, Python and C# are all methods of browser-based programming languages that can be useful for a web developer to code an entire site or application.

These are also the same field that would create web games and it is easy to convert into a gaming industry similar to that of Xbox through web development because of how close the two fields are related. C# and C++ are similar and Java can be used to build game applications. Many game engines run off of programming languages that are modified for internet use.

These guys are responsible for building templates and themes in CMS like WordPress and Wix, Builderall and the like. It’s these guys that keep the internet up-and-running. Without Web Developers, there would be no interactive applications and we would be without unique and amazing experiences because it’s the code that allows those experiences to operate.

Web Developers are generally paid higher than Web Designers and Graphic Designers because it’s a more technical field.

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