Web design is what the customer seems. It’s the visual aspect of the website. A web designer is mostly concerned with the appearance of a site and how users will be able to interact on it. Good web designers understand key principles of design and are able to create beautiful pages that are easy to navigate and are appealing to the eye. Often, they will use programs such as Adobe Photoshop to create the layout or will utilize a pre-existing layout and go back and revamp it for the client’s taste.
A designer’s process usually involves speaking with clients to understand what the customer is looking for. They will then create wireframes, or mock-up visuals, of what the pages on the website will look like. They’ll then design the website and create demos of the site to check the functionality. A good designer will be sure there are no bugs or glitches before finally launching the site for the world.
To put it simply, the web developer takes the web design, which can be thought of as the picture, and then programs the correct code in order to make it come to life and work the way it should.