The age-old battle between web development and web design is world renowned. We always like to enforce the fact that one cannot exist without the other however despite this the whole web industry always finds a way to pit them against one another. Lately, we have seen an influx of design blogs talking about how functionality kills web design creativity. So, as we’re an agency of developers as well as designers we thought we’d test the waters of this debate and give you our own unbiased opinion.
Not too long ago we wrote a post on this blog all about the seven deadly sins of web design. It was pretty fun to write so we thought why not do one about web development too? We say this quite a lot but too often than not web development is often an after-thought when it comes to creating a website because everyone seems to be obsessed with the visuals. That’s why we’re giving web development an equal chance to prove to you that web development matters just as much as web design. So here they are, the seven deadly sins of web development.
Choosing a CMS platform for your website is one of the first and most important steps in the web design process. Not only does your CMS have to be able to carry out everything you think you’ll need to do on your website regularly, it also has to be a system that you understand and are comfortable working with. With all of these confusing determining factors floating about in your head, we thought we would compare some of the most popular CMSs to help you decide which one is best for you, with our first comparison being WordPress vs Drupal.
We really enjoyed writing our going for web design gold article, so we thought that with the Olympics now in full swing we’d also teach you how to go for web development gold. Web development is too often an after-thought when creating any online project, however, it can actually be a make or break aspect. Without the correct development, your website could be exhausted before it’s even got off the starting block.
Because we had such fun busting some web design lies in our last truths vs lies post we thought we would do another one. This time, though, it’s all about web development. Web development isn’t as talked about in the web world as design is. Perhaps because web development is more about what happens behind the scenes and not so much about what you see on the page. Well, with that said let’s get on with busting some web development lies and show you the real truth about what’s going on underneath your beautiful website. Here are our top web development truths vs lies.
If you follow our secondary account on Twitter then you probably know that we have been preparing a secret project for quite some time now. We’ve been dropping hints, sending out encrypted tweets and of course working tirelessly behind the scenes. This isn’t just a project for us, its a leap into something different, a new path for us to navigate along and a new learning experience for the whole 3mil team. But whatever we want to call it, our project and new venture is finally live for you all to see.