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Custom Web Development Services

Ever wondered what the difference is between getting a web site “designed”, and a web site “developed”? The two terms “website design” and “website development” are used interchangeably a lot of times, and mean the same thing to a lot of folks – but the truth is that while there is a lot of overlap between the two, there is still a difference.

So, what IS the difference here, especially given that most web development firms tend to use the terms interchangeably as well?

Well, simply put “website design” broadly refers to the “design” aspect of the site, as in, the general structure of the site, design layout, etc. etc. – while “website development” and “web development services” usually refer to the entire process from starting a website from scratch (code, database, design, just about everything) and the technologies/platforms used while developing the site.

Great, you say, but what does that mean for me? I want you guys to make a robust, user friendly and alluring website that benefits my business - I’m really not that interested in knowing about the nitty-gritty’s of design and development – that is best left to the techies at web development firms.

And to be honest, that’s perfectly fine by us – and it’s what we’d advise you to do anyway. Leave the complicated terms to the geeks with their cups of Java (no pun intended), and let’s concentrate on what website development means for YOU, the business owner.

Broadly put, hiring a professional web development company means you get a site that is a) up to date with the latest technologies b) a robust backend interface that enables the site to handle high volumes of users/data (imperative for you business owners) and also enables you to administer the site easily, c) provides your users with a lot of the same benefits that would be available in an “offline” business environment (ability to buy items, provide feedback etc) and d) a design that allows a web development company the ability to easily update/customize the site at a later date at  minimal cost.

Alright, so what technologies do you guys use in offering website development services?

At Standarditech, we use the latest technologies and programming methods to make sure you get a robust and user friendly site that can handle large number of visitors and/or web hits with ease. Here is a brief overview of the technologies we use: -

Programming languages: PHP, ASP.net, JavaScript, more!

GUI Design (graphical user interfaces): A good user interface is one of the most important aspects of your site – and we can help you with this!

The latest web technologies: HTML5, Web 2.0 applications and much, much more.

Programming languages: PHP, ASP.net, JavaScript, more!

Selling products and receiving payments becomes a breeze with a properly implemented shopping cart ( Magento , Zen Cart , osCommerce , X-Cart, MivaMerchant, etc.) and ecommerce solution!

Open source technologies and CMS’s: Joomla, Drupal, WordPress and the like.

Cross platform compatibility and mobile web development : Make sure your site works on varied platforms, such as mobiles, android devices, and iPhones – this is imperative in today’s world where each user uses a different device to access the Web.

Custom web development: Every business is different, and has unique needs – and we see no reason why a website should be any different.

Do I need to be a geek to understand how the website design (oops, sorry, development) process is coming along?

Not at all! Our project managers are well trained in translating from Greek (ok, tech talk) to English – we will assess your requirements, and do the tech thinking for you. You get to provide FEEDBACK – and watch your site develop!