Web development is the process of creating a website for online purposes. It includes websites for small business, e-commerce, content, design and servers. It can also deal with coding, plain text and other online applications, which would include social networking.
With Corporate America companies and other large organizations, there will be more than just one person on site to do this kind of work. If it’s a smaller company or organization, not many people will be required to do the work. In this case, a webmaster and maybe one other person, such as a graphic designer or systems technician may be needed.
Web development is continuously growing all over the world. When this concept first started in the mid-1990s, there are about less than 1,000 companies that specialized in web development only in the United States.
That number has multiplied many times over now. The number will continue to grow as more businesses that sell products and services are looking for people to help them. They need people that can help them make their businesses run smoother. This is done by automating the workflow of the business.
The cost for web development is not as much as it used to be. When it first came out, businesses were paying tens of thousands of dollars. Now a website can be created for less than a thousand dollars. Of course, this all depends on what is on your site.
The smaller development companies are able to get a piece of the pie by catering to small business clients and individual persons seeking website assistance. There are several systems available to use, such as the “LAMP” group.
This stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. The best part about using this is that there is no charge. There is other software that can be used such as Dreamweaver or FrontPage. If you’re not technically savvy, leave it for the professional to take care of it.
Another important aspect of this is security issues. One issue that comes to light is hackers invading scripts to get personal information, such as passwords, e-mail addresses and credit card numbers. That is very dangerous and can pose a threat to businesses. It’s important that there are things in place to keep invasions like this from happening.
All in all, this can be a lucrative business for those that have a passion for creating and designing websites for others.