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Adrial Designs
Average rating: 5.0 20 reviews

I'm a freelance graphic designer in Chapel Hill, NC with 15+ years in full-stack website design, logo design & print design. Let's talk.

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Jack & Bean
Average rating: 5.0 17 reviews

Jack & Bean is a small, agile digital agency offering premier marketing services to help you grow your business, specializing in digital advertising, website dev…

Mazziotti Design
Average rating: 5.0 17 reviews

Graphic Design Services

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Ali Z
Average rating: 5.0 16 reviews

Quality Designs on Tight Timelines™

Pixel Happy Studio
Average rating: 5.0 16 reviews

Inspired by beauty & symmetry, we build WordPress websites for people who dream big & do the work. We strive to make beautiful and meaningful web experiences vi…

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HIYO DESIGN
Average rating: 5.0 11 reviews

Full-service design shop run by talented & creative digital nomads!

Siam Tek Web Design Group
Average rating: 5.0 10 reviews

Web Design and Digital Marketing

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Graveyard Innovation, Inc.
Average rating: 5.0 9 reviews

Results-driven innovation firm - we handle talented clients and represent and innovate their business models and ideas. We handle any/every aspect they require f…

Winterhoff Internet Solutions, Inc.
Average rating: 5.0 9 reviews

What we do in a glimpse… Professionally Managed Web Hosting | WordPress Management Services | Web Design & Development | Digital Signage Solutions | Long-tail K…

Medina Media
Average rating: 5.0 8 reviews

Where Content is King - Medina Media

Video Editing Video Productio… Video Streaming… Media productio… + 4
Jason Kenison
Average rating: 5.0 8 reviews

Web designer & developer based in Portland, Oregon

Firecode Core
Average rating: 5.0 8 reviews

Website design, development, deployment & hosting.

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ChampKid Design
Average rating: 5.0 8 reviews

Focused on achieving the results you need to grow or launch your business. Your business can reach its full potential through the power of creative work to reach…

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D2D-Design
Average rating: 5.0 7 reviews

D2D-Design offer the full package when it comes to design from leaflet designs & business card designs right through to full website design and builds.

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Brandline Digital
Average rating: 5.0 7 reviews

We are a vibrant and talent-driven agency. We’ve had the privilege to work with some of the most significant names in the business. During the past ten years, we…

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Jonathan Rayson | mowse.ink
Average rating: 5.0 6 reviews

Graphic Design, Web Design, High-End Photo Retouching, Video Editing, IT Services and more

Illuminate Design, LLC
Average rating: 5.0 6 reviews

We’re helping businesses grow with clear, compelling messaging and operational excellence. How can our years of results and experience help you?

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Anvil Creative
Average rating: 5.0 5 reviews

We are a locally grown web agency who blends our love of the craft with our passion for creating pixel perfect designs to help you succeed. We want to earn your …

A Fearless Venture
Average rating: 5.0 5 reviews

A Fearless Venture is the go-to partner for ambitious entrepreneurs, bloggers and other mavericks building or growing a business on the web.

Crusader Digital
Average rating: 5.0 4 reviews

Leading your digital charge!

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Roger Dehus Consulting
Average rating: 5.0 4 reviews

System Design and Consulting on all computer systems. Assisting Small to Medium size businesses maximize technology resources.

Belavier Commerce LLC
Average rating: 5.0 4 reviews

AbanteCart is a free shopping cart application that is designed, built and supported by experienced enthusiasts that are passionate about their work and contribu…

Sidestreet Media
Average rating: 5.0 4 reviews

Web and other digital media hosting and services

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The Crows Nest Creative
Average rating: 5.0 3 reviews

Web design, Graphic Design, Photography, and Videography.

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MINDMATTER Agency
Average rating: 5.0 3 reviews

Top notch digital marketing experts

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Holla Designs, LLC
Average rating: 5.0 3 reviews

Web design services for small and medium size business.

Robido
Average rating: 5.0 3 reviews

Web and Software development solutions with focus on automation and business development.

Jason Mosley (simplfyweb.com)
Average rating: 5.0 3 reviews

We specialize in web design and development for businesses of all sizes. Our clients include doctors, lawyers, dentists, government, small business, and many mor…

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Fact Maven
Average rating: 5.0 2 reviews

Our experience in constructing websites and designing logos over the years allows us to provide all the necessary functions your business needs to drive your suc…

SOZO.DO
Average rating: 5.0 2 reviews

Web design and development, branding, copywriting, marketing and social media, and business strategy services. We specialize in cause-driven businesses and organ…

Suebphatt Leelertphong
Average rating: 5.0 2 reviews

Professional Web Design / Full-Scale Web Development Service: HTML/SCSS/PHP/WordPress/Laravel

Super Kinetic
Average rating: 5.0 2 reviews

Product Management and Development for Digital Products, Marketing, and Automation

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Austintatious Design
Average rating: 5.0 2 reviews

Web Design, SEO, Content Writing and Digital Marketing services

The Self Agency, LLC
Average rating: 5.0 2 reviews

Print and web design, digital strategy

Ciocanel Razvan PFA
Average rating: 5.0 2 reviews

I'm a Ruby on Rails developer @ Hubstaff.com and i have other ventures with some of my friends. The most successful of them is epicpxls.com. If you want to talk…

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Plan Deploy Manage
Average rating: 5.0 2 reviews

Complete Website Design Lifecycle Management. We can help your business design, develop, deploy, and maintain your company's web presence.

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by Sam George
Average rating: 5.0 1 review

Custom WordPress Website Design & Development

Kalont
Average rating: 5.0 1 review

Web Design & Development

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Qwerty Design
Average rating: 5.0 1 review

Qwerty Design was established in 2008, by Richard Dale. I am a freelance Web and Digital Designer. I specialise in Front End web design work and custom themes fo…

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Loidolt Design
Average rating: 5.0 1 review

Web design, web hosting, system administration, graphic design, 3d printing, woodworking.

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Ryan Chouinard
Average rating: 5.0 1 review

Provides consulting and development services for Web agencies.

Digital Mercenary
Average rating: 5.0 1 review

Web and general IT consultancy

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Pacific Rice Company
Average rating: 5.0 1 review

A gateway to your ecommerce solution.

Web Design and …
Olive Tree Studios
Average rating: 4.9 26 reviews

Full service marketing and website company.

Creative Shop LLC
Average rating: 4.8 5 reviews

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Graphic Design … Branding Web Design and …
Audemus Inc.
Average rating: 4.7 3 reviews

Everything web. Development, design, branding, and advertising.

Katherine Elsken
Average rating: 4.5 2 reviews

I empower women in their Business with custom website solutions that serve as a a brand ambassador for their company 24/7.

Kyle Inman
Average rating: 3.0 2 reviews

Web Design

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Ertomedia
Average rating: 0 No reviews

Website and brand design, website maintenance services.

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Stillat LLC
Average rating: 0 No reviews

Software development, Media and Rush Online Advertising

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Sadi Qevani
Average rating: 0 No reviews

Freelance Software Engineer

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Amplify360 Consulting
Average rating: 0 No reviews

Website design and development for small businesses and corporate enterprises. Vacation rentals for short term and long term guests in sunny Kuala Lumpur at the …

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TeXpert LLC
Average rating: 0 No reviews

IT Support, Web Development and Design

Blaes Communications Consulting, LLC
Average rating: 0 No reviews

Blaes Communications Consulting, LLC was founded to help architects, engineers, construction companies and other professional services industry clients not only …

MACMOR MEDIA
Average rating: 0 No reviews

A broad range of talent that covers business and asset management consultancy, web design, development and hosting, graphic design and social media marketing.

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Sofia Shendi
Average rating: 0 No reviews

Web Development Web Consulting

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AH|MEDIA
Average rating: 0 No reviews

AH|MEDIA specialises in creating innovative and fresh websites for clients using the latest tech available. From concept to completion - from getting the right d…

Web Design and … Web Hosting
LifeUnleashed
Average rating: 0 No reviews

Full service web design & development studio

Nathaniel Blackburn
Average rating: 0 No reviews

Design, Development and Consultation

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76 District
Average rating: 5.0 16 reviews

Event Photographer, Headshot Photographyer, Event Videographer, Video Editor, Video Producer, Graphic Designer, Logo Designer, and Web Designer And Developer ser…

Event Photograp… Headshot Photog… Event Videograp… Video Editing + 4
Techpros Marketing
Average rating: 5.0 14 reviews

Techpros Marketing serves clients in Digital Marketing and Web Design and Development in the Chandler, Arizona area, ZipBooking since 2016.

Mixt Media LLC
Average rating: 5.0 14 reviews

Mixt Media LLC provides Audio Recording, Video Production, Digital Marketing, and Web Design and Development in Dublin, Ohio. Joined as a ZipBooks Pro in 2016.

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Blue Crab Web Designs
Average rating: 5.0 14 reviews

Blue Crab Web Designs provides Web Design and Development in Florida. Servicing clients through ZipBooks since 2016.

Web Design and …
Lacourse Design Co.
Average rating: 5.0 11 reviews

Lacourse Design Co. serves clients in Web Design and Development in the Portland, Maine area. Servicing clients through ZipBooks since 2016.

Virtual Bird
Average rating: 5.0 11 reviews

Providing Web Design and Development. Servicing clients through ZipBooks since 2015.

Web Design and …
David Rahrer
Average rating: 5.0 9 reviews

Web Design and Development, Web Hosting, Web Content Writing, and Computers on ZipBooks since 2016.

Web Design and … Web Hosting Web Content Wri… Computers
CQ Webdesign
Average rating: 5.0 8 reviews

Providing Web Design and Development services. ZipBooks Pro since 2015.

Web Design and …
Diana Aguilar Design
Average rating: 5.0 7 reviews

Diana Aguilar Design provides Graphic Design and Web Design and Development services in Waukegan, IL. ZipBooks Pro since 2016.

Kern Co.
Average rating: 5.0 6 reviews

Kern Co. provides Web Design and Development and Web Hosting in PA. Joined as a ZipBooks Pro in 2016.

Search Engine O… Web Design and … Web Hosting
Alex Clauss
Average rating: 5.0 5 reviews

Providing Graphic Design in the Phoenix, Arizona area since 2016.

LOMA Print
Average rating: 5.0 5 reviews

Graphic Designer, Web Designer And Developer, and Print Media Shop serving in Texas. ZipBooks Pro since 2016.

Lee Collings
Average rating: 5.0 5 reviews

Lee Collings provides Web Design and Development services since 2016.

Web Design and …
Epic IM
Average rating: 5.0 5 reviews

Epic IM offers Graphic Design, Web Design and Development, and Web Hosting services in Forest Hills, NY. ZipBooks Pro since 2016.

Alison Iddings
Average rating: 5.0 5 reviews

Providing Graphic Design and Web Design and Development in North Carolina since 2016.

Akanka
Average rating: 5.0 5 reviews

Akanka offers Graphic Design and Web Design and Development services, ZipBooking since 2016.

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Kelly Wong
Average rating: 5.0 4 reviews

Web Designer And Developer serving. Servicing clients through ZipBooks since 2016.

Web Design and …
Black Bolt Digital
Average rating: 5.0 4 reviews

Providing Aerial Photography, Corporate Videography, Branding, Graphic Design, Web Design and Development, and Web Hosting services in Kentucky. Joined as a ZipB…

Aerial Photogra… Corporate Video… Branding Graphic Design + 2
UDisc
Average rating: 5.0 4 reviews

Mobile App/Software Development, Web Design and Development, and Sports clubs on ZipBooks since 2016.

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Vary
Average rating: 5.0 3 reviews

Vary offers Branding, User experience design, Logo Design, UI Design, Web Design and Development, and Ad Design services in IL. ZipBooks Pro since 2016.

Branding User experience… Logo Design UI Design + 2
Dave Reaser
Average rating: 5.0 2 reviews

Computer Repair, Network Support, Network Support Services, and Computers on ZipBooks since 2016.

Max Avedisian DBA Funky Rabbit Media
Average rating: 5.0 2 reviews

Providing Web Design and Development services in New Hampshire. ZipBooks Pro since 2016.

ISolution Technologies
Average rating: 5.0 2 reviews

ISolution Technologies provides Web Design and Development since 2016.

Web Design and …
Preston Farr
Average rating: 5.0 2 reviews

Providing User experience design, Graphic Design, Mobile App/Software Development, Software Development, Web Design and Development, and Motion Graphics services…

Steve Mendoza
Average rating: 5.0 2 reviews

Steve Mendoza provides Web Design and Development in the Huntington Beach, California area. Servicing clients through ZipBooks since 2016.

Dylan Hildenbrand
Average rating: 5.0 2 reviews

Dylan Hildenbrand offers Web Design and Development in NE since 2016.

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MHIBUS Enterprise
Average rating: 5.0 2 reviews

Binaweb Pro Enterprise offers Web Design and Development services since 2016.

Search Engine O… Logo Design Web Design and … Web Content Wri…
Radio.co (UK) Ltd
Average rating: 5.0 1 review

Radio Stations on ZipBooks since 2016.

Video Streaming… Software Develo… Web Design and … Web Hosting + 1
Redbearded LLC
Average rating: 5.0 1 review

redbearded offers Web Design and Development services in ID, ZipBooking since 2016.

Elite4Web
Average rating: 5.0 1 review

My Company provides Web Design and Development. ZipBooks Pro since 2016.

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AMENFIS.COM LLC
Average rating: 5.0 1 review

AMENFIS.COM serves clients in Web Design and Development and Web Hosting, ZipBooking since 2016.

Bit-Care
Average rating: 5.0 1 review

Bit-Care provides Web Design and Development services. Servicing clients through ZipBooks since 2016.

Digital Marketi… Email Marketing… Search Engine M… Search Engine O… + 1
PATHFIND MEDIA
Average rating: 5.0 1 review

Providing Web Design and Development and Copywriting since 2016.

Web Design and … Copywriting
Good Citizen
Average rating: 5.0 1 review

Good Citizen offers Web Design and Development in North Carolina. Joined as a ZipBooks Pro in 2016.

Team Ryugaku LLC
Average rating: 5.0 1 review

Providing Digital Marketing, Marketing, and Web Design and Development services in the Hilo, Hawaii area since 2016.

Digital Marketi… Marketing Web Design and …
Sayed Essam
Average rating: 5.0 1 review

Sayed Essam provides User experience design, UI Design, and Web Design and Development. Servicing clients through ZipBooks since 2016.

User experience… UI Design Web Design and …

What do web designers and developers do?

Great question. First, on behalf of ZipBooks, we're glad you're here! If you're reading this, it's likely that you're looking to create or an improve a website and you're not sure who or what is the best option. This short guide is an attempt to help you understand what your options are.

The question "what do web designers and developers do" is an important one to ask: the 2018 version of a web designer or developer looks pretty different than the 10-years-ago version. Skill sets have changed just as fast as the technology has advanced over the past decade. Let’s start with the basics.

Designer vs. Developer

Whether you’re looking for a web designer or a web developer depends on what you need.

As the name implies, web designers “design” — they’ll be able to consult with you, understand your needs and desires, get in touch with your brand, and produce options for you to choose from.  

On the other hand, web developers "develop" — meaning they are doing the engineering work required to actually bring a designer to life.  If you already have a web design, meaning you've produced one on your own, had one designed, or bought a template, then you may need just a web developer.

Often, you'll be lucky enough to find these two skillsets in the same person or firm, though that's not always the case.

One caveat that's important to mention here: even if you think your design is all set, there will often be many more design choices to make once you actually start the implementation/development of your website.  For example, your web design may have a beautiful, elegant lead form designed and ready for implementation; but have you (or your designer) thought about what happens when that form is submitted?  Do you have submission validation planned for?  Error handling?  Success states and other alerts?  If you're not careful, that may be left up to the discretion of a developer whom you never intended to do any design, and you could end up creating a jarring user experience at the most pivotal moments leading up to conversion.

So with  that background, let's get more in depth on what a web designer or developer actually does.

Web designer deep dive

If you’re looking for a unique, beautiful website for your business or organization, a web designer is right up your alley.

Design beyond web

Often, web designers have design skills outside of the web; they may also be able to design apps, print materials like business cards, or logos. Because of this broad array of skills, a web designer may be one of the first people you want to talk to when you’re starting up your business: they can give your business an immediate identity that will be important when you’re first starting to find clients and customers.

Mobile layouts

They’ll also usually take into account modern design trends that are important: for example, it’s no longer ok for a website to just look good on a desktop browser. It has to be mobile-optimized, both so you have a better user experience and so that Google — which as of the last couple years, takes mobile usability as a very important ranking factor — will be willing to index and rank your pages.

That means that when you're working with a high-quality web designer, you'll almost always get back more than just a static image reflecting what your website will look like; you'll get back multiple versions that at least reflect what it will look like on desktop on mobile, if not more widths in between (tablet, etc.).

Other options

It's important to note that while a custom web design, from a web designer, may be the absolute ideal situation for your business, there are also very affordable non-custom options that you might be wise to consider. 

One thing business owners are often not aware of is that the proliferation of content management platforms like Wordpress, Squarespace, and Shopify, have completely changed the face of the web.  Not only do these platforms allow you to manage the content of your website from an easy-to-use interface on the back end, they also have literally thousands of themes to choose from (give or take, depending on the platform).  

While the themes, yes, aren't completely "custom" to you, there are so many that it's very unlikely that if you choose one, you'll ever run across a website (of the millions and millions on the web) that uses the same one.  So from the perspective of a visitor to  your website, it's really just as custom as anything else you could come up with (and pay much more for).  They are often high quality, mobile responsive, and well thought out.  It's an option worth considering.

That said, a great web designer can make a huge difference for your business, even if you do come theme-in-hand.  That's because, as mentioned above, the web designer can often do much more than just "design a website."  And that's where web development comes in.

Web developer deep dive

A web designer can also be a web developer.  A web developer can actually handle the implementation of a website, taking it from just an idea, or a design, to a fully-functioning website that you can put on your very own domain.  

Skillset

Web developers often have a wide variety of skillsets; they'll almost certainly be well-versed in the foundational front-end languages of the web (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript), and very likely will be skilled in one or more back-end languages as well (some of the most widely used are PHP, ASP.net, Java, and Ruby -- though there are many, many more, some of which have become very popular).

With those skills, the web developer can take a design and actually create functioning websites: content, images, links, and everything else.

They'll also be well-versed in DNS (domain name system), which is essentially the reason you can type "zipbooks.com" or any other domain name into your browser, and it knows which server (computer) to talk to!  DNS can be simple or complicated, depending on your requirements, but a web developer will know how to set it up correctly so you're getting the web traffic you deserve. 

Developer vs. Platform

But what about the platforms mentioned above?  Wordpress, Squarespace, etc.?  Do they eliminate the need for a web developer?

Well, that depends.  Certainly the goal of some of those platforms is to bypass the web developer.  And the platforms are certainly getting easier to use even for non-technical businesspeople and consumers.

Where a web developer will still almost always be necessary is when you need a custom programmatic component to your website.  As an example, taking a "pricing slider."  Let's say, in this example, that you'd like to give a price for your product or service on a per-user basis.  What you'd like your website visitor to be able to do is click-and-drag a slider up or down, indicating the number of users they'd bring.  Your website would then programmatically calculate a price for them.

Sounds cool, right?  It is!  And it's likely the kind of thing that is custom enough that it's not going to come "built-in" with a theme or platform you've chosen to host your website on.

And that's where a website designer comes in.  This is just the kind of thing that they'll be really good at: taking an idea or a design and turning it into something that actually works for your business.

Putting it all together

You might be asking yourself if you can mix and match some of these ideas: for example, can you use Wordpress, buy a theme, have a designer tweak it, and a developer implement a custom component (like our pricing slider)? 

The answer is yes.  Often, a web developer will be the one to project manage all of this.  They can make the purchases necessary, and wire everything together so it works just right.  In 2018, that's very often the job of the web developer, is putting the most cost-effective components in place so you have a great-looking and functioning website, all with the minimum spend possible.

Next Steps

I hope that this guide has given you some understanding of the difference between web designers and developers, and what you might need for your project.  Like I mentioned, often, web designers and developers will come together in the same person!  Check out our Pros above (you can even search by zip code, if you'd like to hire a local Pro) to find one that might work for you.

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