Web Development FAQ

By Jake Peterson March 26, 2021
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What is web development?

Web development is the construction and ongoing maintenance of a website. It’s the nitty-gritty, behind-the-scenes work that you’re not likely to see when visiting a website. Proper web development helps a website load quickly, perform well, and work without interrupting the user experience. Web developers will use a variety of codes to build and maintain a website.

What are the types of web development?

There are three main types of web development: front-end, back-end, and full-stack. Front-end developers help create the overall look and feel of a website. Many times, their role is confused with that of a web designer. They use HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and more.

Back-end developers, on the other hand, make sure everything is going smoothly behind the scenes. They will write the server-side code that allows the front-end and the back-end to connect. They use Java, PHP, Ruby, and more.

Full-stack developers work on both the front-end and the back-end of a website, making them the do-it-all person of development.

What do web developers use?

Web developers use a variety of programs and scripting languages to build a website. In a day, a web developer may transition from PHP to HTML back to PHP, all while working on the same site.

Is a web developer the same as a web designer?

While the two are often mixed up, a web developer and a web designer have different roles. Web designers play the ‘creative’ role, helping design the overall look and feel of a website. They will choose colors, images, text, animations, and more.

The web developer is the one to bring that vision to life. A web design cannot be functional without proper web development.

How long will it take for my website to be made?

It depends on the complexity and scope of the website. A giant, eCommerce site is going to be more intensive than a small, local business. You can consult with us and we’ll lay out a strategic plan for your website and how to get it started. If you have a specific deadline, we’ll do our best to make sure you reach that deadline.

Once my website is ready, what other services do you offer?

In addition to initial development, we also offer web hosting, ongoing development, and analytics setup. Even though your site is ready to go, we understand that issues may suddenly arise or new projects may emerge. We’ll make sure your site stays up and running for the long run.

Do you make a website mobile-first?

Yes, we design and develop mobile-first in mind. Not just because the majority of web traffic is from mobile devices, but search engines look at the mobile version of a website first. In Google’s case, they only look at your mobile website.

How would I go about updating my website?

There are plenty of ways to update your website.  If you just want to update content, then these updates can likely be done by yourself. If you’re looking to add an online store or make big sweeping changes, then you can easily reach back out to us and we’ll set up a meeting to see what you want to do.

I have an existing website that needs updating, can you help with this?

Yes, we can! We have worked with plenty of businesses whose websites we did not create or host. We can perform code reviews, help you update your site, or add on to your existing project.

Will my website show up on search engines?

Yes, your website will be able to be indexed by Google from the start. Our team members work together to make sure that your website will be to be crawled by search engines and displayed properly.

Why should I choose Atiba for my website?

Along with web development, we also offer web design, web hosting, digital marketing, and more under one roof. Not only do we have decades of experience, but we have everything you need under one roof. We are your one-stop shop for all things tech and can solve any problem thrown our way.


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