Web Development

Definition - What does Web Development mean?

Web development broadly refers to the tasks associated with developing websites for hosting via intranet or Internet. The Web development process includes Web design, Web content development, client-side/server-side scripting and network security configuration, among other tasks.

Web development is also known as website development.

Techopedia explains Web Development

Web development is the coding or programming that enables website functionality, per the owner's requirements. It mainly deals with the non-design aspect of building websites, which includes coding and writing markup.

Web development ranges from creating plain text pages to complex Web-based applications, social network applications and electronic business applications.

The Web development hierarchy is as follows:

  • Client-side coding
  • Server-side coding
  • Database technology
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