If you’ve never done it before, it can be tricky to work out what parts of a website developers work on. If your current experience of putting content on the web is restricted to putting listings on a selling website like Gumtree, then you might find that you have a bit of a learning curve ahead of you. This article will explain some of the common terms that you’ll come across during the website development process and tell you which parts the person calling themselves a developer will be taking care of for you.
When you look at a website like Unibet’s Horse Racing the easiest way to work out what the developer does is to separate the design (how the page looks) from all the technology that makes it work. Generally, the developer is responsible for taking a design that has been provided by someone else (although some developers are also great designers) and doing all the technical work that is required to turn those ideas into a fully functional website. Depending on the design that you’ve chosen and the complexity of the site that you are trying to build, the scale of this task can vary enormously. In some cases, it can be accomplished in a few days. In others, particularly those where the structure of an existing website must be maintained, or the website must be integrated with other legacy systems, it can take much longer.
One of the most important things to do when you’re choosing a developer and setting up your contract is to understand exactly what they will do for you and what the limitations of their work will be. Many problems between web developers and clients arise because the client did not have a full understanding of what the developer would be doing for them. Hopefully this article has given you a level of insight into where the split lies and what services you will have to get from someone else. However, we’d still recommend taking some time to map out your expectations to ensure everything goes smoothly during the build.