Canadian iManagement is a Vancouver Web Development Company. Web development is the building and maintenance of websites; it’s the work that happens behind the scenes to make a website look great, work fast and perform well with a seamless user experience. Web development can range from developing a simple single static page of plain text to complex Web-based Internet applications (Web apps), electronic businesses, and social network services.
It doesn't matter how attractive your website is or how great it looks if no one can find you on the Internet!
Among Web professionals, “Web development” usually refers to the main non-design aspects of building Web sites: writing markup and coding. Web development may use content management systems (CMS) to make content changes easier and available with basic technical skills.
Website Design vs. Web Development
Nowadays these terms are virtually interchangeable as “web companies” alternate the way they describe their services. The truth is that the terms reference two fundamentally different aspects of the website building process requiring two unique skill sets. Why is it important that you know the difference as you look for someone to design and develop your company’s website?
In essence, web design refers to both the aesthetic portion of the website and it’s usability. Web designers use various design programs such as Adobe Photoshop to create the layout and other visual elements of the website. Web Developers on the other hand, take a website design and actually
make a functioning website from it. Web developers use HTML, CSS,
Website Design - A Closer Look
Web designers must always begin by considering a client’s website objectives and then move on to an Information Architecture (IA) to set a website’s information hierarchy.
Next, web designers can start creating wireframes and finally move to the design stage. Web designers may use several basic design principles to achieve an aesthetically pleasing layout which also offers excellent user experience.
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Web Development - A Closer Look
Web developers, sometimes called programmers, take the design and build a fully functioning website. Developers take that design and break it up into it’s components. They then either use just HTML or a more dynamic approach using programming languages like PHP to develop various website pages.
More advanced web developers may choose to utilize a Content Management System (CMS) like WordPress or Joomla in order to streamline development.
At Canadian iManagement all aspects of good web design, along with a very strong sense of search engine optimization and what it takes to get you good search engine placement and top Google rankings are employed. I specialize in search engine optimization that is designed to get your business top search engine placement through Google My Business, SEO Techniques, meta tag analysis, professional search engine submissions, link popularity, proper internet writing techniques and keyword placement within your website. One thing is for sure! If you don’t start now, it will take longer…so what are you waiting for!