Web development

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Web development is a broad term for the work involved in developing a website for the World Wide Web or an intranet.


Web development can range from developing the simplest static single page of plain text to the most complex web applications, electronic businesses, and social network services.

A more comprehensive list of tasks to which web development commonly refers, may include:

Among web professionals, "web development" usually refers to the main non-design aspects of building web sites: writing markup and coding.

Content management systems

Most recently Web development has come to mean the creation of content management systems or CMS.

These CMS can be made from scratch, proprietary (such as Open Text) or open source (such as Drupal). In broad terms the CMS acts as middleware between the database and the user through the browser.

A principle benefit of a CMS is that it allows non-technical people to make changes to their Web site without having technical knowledge.

Larger organizations

For larger organizations and businesses, web development teams can consist of hundreds of people (web developers) and follow standard methods like Agile methodologies while developing websites.

Smaller organizations

Smaller organizations may only require a single permanent or contracting developer, or secondary assignment to related job positions such as a graphic designer and/or information systems technician.

Collaborative effort

Web development may be a collaborative effort between departments rather than the domain of a designated department.

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