Development is often conjoined with web design, but the two disciplines are really distinct. Design is focused on the visual appearance and user interactions with the website. Development focuses on bringing those design decisions to life and making sure that the connective tissue that design needs for functionality is working.
Connection to Our Services
The umbrella of web development covers both plugin development and theme development but also includes website architecture, integrations, and security issues. At Pixel Jar we blur the line between front-end and back-end development. Though each of our developers has a particular proficiency, all are able to work confidently on both sides of development.
Because we’re experts in writing code we also like to talk about code. We perform code reviews, site reviews, and can consult on your web project to help you over a rough patch in your own web development. We’re always excited to see what our clients are working on and a second set of eyes can see things that you might have missed.
Posts in Web Development
Posts in this section focus on web development in its purest sense. Many of our completed projects have an interesting feature or exposed us to some new information that was share-worthy. We’ll also talk about issues that encompass all of design like tools, definitions and new methodologies.
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This is the final post in our five part series on using custom work to achieve the best website design. In this entry, we’re focusing on how to make the best choice. Where to Start Deciding which design approach is best for your project really comes down to three factors – requirements, time, and budget.…Continue Reading →
Welcome to the fourth installment of our five part series about custom approaches to good website design. In this post we’re talking about in-browser design. Suspending Formal Design In-Browser Design can be useful for projects where there is a built-in audience, where the lifespan of the site is short, or where the development timeline or…Continue Reading →
This is the third part of a five part series dealing with custom web design. In this part we’re going to focus on limited website design templates on a project. Focusing on What’s Important Sometime a Full Design overshoots the target. With some projects, only key designs need to be developed and the rest of…Continue Reading →
HealthLoop reached out to us last year to start discussions for a corporate website design that better targeted their business-to-business space. HealthLoop makes intuitive software that provides medical patients with continued care and instructions after they have had a medical procedure. A Corporate Website Design Experience The primary goal for the new site was to…Continue Reading →
This is part two of a five part series exploring different approaches to custom web design. In this part we’re going to explore the full custom approach. A Full Custom Web Design This is “the works.” A full custom web design is necessary when all aspects of the site need to be considered. These projects…Continue Reading →
This is the first article of a five part series that discusses approaches to custom website design. This first post provides a solid overview of the series. An Ideal Custom Website Design Process In an ideal world, there would be no limitations. When building websites, we’d create a fully custom website design. And we’d revel…Continue Reading →
We’ve been developing websites as a company since 2004. Pixel Jar has a collective experience of 50+ years within the team. We’ve experimented with many CMSs over the years, but in 2007 we began working with WordPress. We were pleased with the results and continued down the WordPress path. Currently the bulk of our work…Continue Reading →
Website design and development are often seen as one service. However, design and development are actually two disciplines that support one another and work together. Combined, website design and development provide the structure to maximize your website’s potential. Website Design Website design is all about the appearance of the site. Don’t underestimate the value of…Continue Reading →
Medical website design may seem like a single discipline to focus on. The reality is that there are several distinct markets that can require their own type of website. While this list of markets isn’t exhaustive, (for example prescription drug fulfillment services also have their own set of requirements) it does serve as an excellent…Continue Reading →