Common Web Development Myths Debunked
By David Adress
President, Bitochon Technologies
Website development is a specialized field. This is why the average person has trouble understanding the ins and outs of web development. As a result, there are many myths related to website development doing the rounds. The issue is that these myths have now gained much traction and if they aren’t debunked, people will be apprehensive about using professional web developers. Here are some of the common myths debunked:
It Cant Be Done Quickly
Web development takes time. The complete website development lifecycle covers the ‘behind the scenes’ work that goes into making the website function. As you would know, there are many things to take care of. The design of the site is just one of the aspects. The developer needs to ensure the website is working smoothly and there aren’t any kinks.
Moreover, they have to make sure the website provides an optimum user experience without which SEO success is difficult to achieve. All of this takes time. The bottom-line is that you should be patient and give the developer enough time to complete the job properly. Any rush or hurry could ruin the effectiveness of the website.
Perfectionism is Attainable
This is something that might surprise most people. As the webmaster, you would want to get every aspect of your site perfect. But, sometimes, striving for perfectionism gets in the way of functionality. You may want to add vibrant and bold images but ignore the fact that it would have a negative impact on your site’s loading time. This is where you have to heed your web developer and let him/her lead the way.
The professional would know better the elements you want can be incorporated in the website or not. If not, don’t force your will. It might ruin the end result. You have to keep the bigger picture in mind when your website is being developed.
Development & Design Are the Same
Perhaps the most common of all myths regarding web development is that web design and development are the same. It is true that there is some overlap between the job descriptions of a web developer and a web designer. Yet, that doesn't mean both of them do the same thing. To put things simply, the designer is more involved in the front-end of the website. What you see on a website is a designer’s doing.
On the other hand, a developer focuses on the back-end of the process. He/she ensures that everything the designer has thought up can be implemented in a way that the functionality of the site isn’t compromised. There are some developers who moonlight as designers, and vice versa. However, when it comes to your website, it is important that you get a specialist for each aspect. These are some common myths about web development debunked. Keep these in mind so that you can ensure you get the best development services for your own website.