LWEBG provides a powerful portfolio of web development services throughout the Midwest and Southeast through our cloud based office network across the service area.
What’s the Difference Between a Web Designer and a Web Developer?
A web designer typically is a graphic designer who has learned to create layouts that are appropriate for use on the Web. They typically have skills with software like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks and the like and generally a web designer knows how to edit photographs, create artwork and the overall design and then convert it into an html template using CSS.
A web developer is a software developer or software engineer who is trained in setting up and then maintaining the relationship between an Internet user and an online database via the use of any of a number of programming codes and interfaces, generally .Net or PHP-based.
We’re in a New Age of Web Development
Today’s new technologies are making the world of web development a very popular place to be, with the exploding mobile and tablet market. iPhone applications led the way, then along came web-based mobile and tablets applications along with QR codes and mapping. There are a world of potential applications yet to be developed as well as great new hardware and software technologies waiting around the corner.
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Much of the demand for web development today centers on e-commerce development, that is developing e-commerce solutions to e-tailers, or people who do business online.
Web development is a highly complex process requiring personnel with great knowledge and technical abilities.
Louisville Web Group utilizes web developers for many projects, especially in e-commerce website design, mobile web development and the development of many types of Content Management Systems (CMS).
More About eCommerce
The term “e-commerce” is an acronym for the term “Electronic Commerce” and is also referred to as eCommerce. E-Commerce has to do with the buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks.
The amount of trade conducted electronically has grown extraordinarily with widespread Internet usage. The use of commerce is conducted in this way, spurring and drawing on innovations in electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems. Modern electronic commerce typically uses the World Wide Web at least at some point in the transaction’s lifecycle, although it can encompass a wider range of technologies such as e-mail as well.
E-Commerce is a Basic Element in Many Websites Around the World
Quite a bit of e-commerce is conducted entirely electronically for virtual items such as access to premium content on a website, as when you pay a membership fee online to join AAA or AARP, but most electronic commerce involves the transportation of physical items in some way.
Online retailers are sometimes known as e-tailers and online retail is sometimes known as e-tail. Almost all big retailers have an e-commerce presence on the World Wide Web.
Electronic commerce that is conducted between businesses is referred to as business-to-business or B2B. B2B can be open to all interested parties (e.g. commodity exchange) or limited to specific, pre-qualified participants (private electronic market). Electronic commerce that is conducted between businesses and consumers, on the other hand, is referred to as business-to-consumer or B2C. This is the type of electronic commerce conducted by companies such as Amazon.com and eBay.
Electronic commerce is generally considered to be the sales aspect of e-business. It also consists of the exchange of data to facilitate the financing and payment aspects of the business transactions.
E-Commerce Development Since 1998
LWEBG has been developing e-commerce solutions since 1998 and we’ve worked with virtually every end use application applying virtually every “open source” e-commerce mechanism available including Magento, OsCommerce, X-Cart, Zen Cart, VirtueMart, Lite Commerce, DashCommerce, and more.
Here is an example of a simple and inexpensive open source e-commerce solution that we’ve developed, Scentsational Candles. Our first e-commerce web design solution for built for Office Time Savers in LiteCommerce. We’ve built this site for Gun Holsters Unlimited in Magento. Another more intricate e-commerce development solution in OsCommerce is Century Beauty Supply. We’ve recently done work for the world’s largest e-tailer, Swiss Colony.
More websites for your review include 1800 Tool Repair and Mohawk Medical, both Drupal 6 projects.
Our web site design team specialize in creating stimulating artwork that inspires viewers and motivates them to become customers through the use of front end applications like CSS and XHTML. Our e-commerce website design team creates e-commerce systems that are rock solid, secure and easy to use through the use of PHP and ASP.NET in concert with SQL or Access databases.
If you’d like to discuss web or application development with LWEBG, call us today at 502-749-4131 or send us an e-mail. Estimates are free.