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Web Designer and Web Developer – What is the Difference?

DW Blog
April 9th, 2019

Even though the term web designer and developer are used interchangeably, because both assist in building websites, their areas of involvement are different. Developers focus on code structure using complex languages, while designers concentrate on structuring the site in a more visually creative manner.

What is a web designer?
To put it in a nutshell, the job of web designers is to make the site look interesting to users via compelling images, videos, animation, etc. Code like HTML and CSS are used to create designs. There are various types of designers:
laptop-designer-table• User Experience (UX) – Using research into user’s demographics and website needs, along with prototype testing and site restructuring, these designers keep visitors engaged.
• User Interface (UI) – They work on improving how users interact with website interface. They make the site more enjoyable and convenient to navigate.
• Visual – This is a blend of UX and UI creative and coding skills are used, while design issues are resolved as well. They define the uniqueness of a brand.

What is web developer?

A web developer works on the framework of a website by using software like Javascript and JQuery – it is just like building a foundation. There are categories of developers such as:
• Back-end – It involves designing core structure with complex software languages like Java, SQL and C#. Coding is done on web servers and databases, not on the browser. Bugs are fixed by them as well.
• Front-end – These designers use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for client-side development. They work on things the user can see like client lead forms.
• Full stack – They are involved across multiple stacks including both front and back end. Their expertise includes all areas of web development.

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Do you need a web designer or a web developer?

The answer depends on what kind of website related work you have to get done. For instance, designing a new homepage layout or editing videos and photos is the job of a web designer, while building new contract forms or creating mobile apps is when you require web developers.
But if you are creating a website from ground zero, you need to hire a designer and developer. The latter creates a solid platform for further growth in future, while the former makes it more aesthetically appealing for users so they visit the website and spend significant time on it. It is advisable to approach an agency that offers services of both designers and developers.


Spot UV – How It Works

DW Blog
October 19th, 2018

AOL Spot UV

These days it is all about aesthetic appeal and catching people’s attention from the get go. When it comes to printing, you have to ensure your material stands out among the crowd and impresses the target audience instantly or they will lose interest. Among the custom printing options available, spot UV printing is one of the most brilliant effects you can add to your project.

 

What is Spot UV?SpotUVCoatingExample

This is presently one of the most popular printing techniques thanks to its eye catching appearance and versatile applications. It is actually a clear and shiny coating applied on specific areas of artwork to create a distinctive contrast. It imparts a smooth feel, which is why many brochure covers and business make ample use of it.

The concept is simple – Ultra Violet (UV) light is used to instantly cure the glossy varnish you see shining in spot UV printing. These coatings are extremely environment-friendly since they are free of solvents and don’t emit volatile organic compounds when cured. This UV varnish dries up super quick too. While all UV coatings protect the paper they cover, spot UV is mainly used for its decorative effect as light catches the partially coated portion of the paper on a piece.

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How does it work?

Even though the method can be used on the entirety of a business card, it is the “spot” aspect that makes it unique. It involves the selection of a particular element of the design to give a great contrast with the rest of the design –

If you think of premium printing techniques, Spot UV is certainly among the top names on that list. It is an excellent way to promote your business to prospective clients who are attracted to the amazing brochure you present, or impressed with the quality of your business card. Take your printing to another level of beauty and creativity! this makes a long-lasting impact. Spot colors are used for identifying the specific area. Sheets are fed through machines with rollers that flood the sheet with UV coating. The sheet is then treated with Infra Red and UV lamps so it dries up. For the spot process, the UV varnish will be spread across a die-cut template, most often a very thin film which is placed over the sheet in order to ensure that only the required elements of the design are coated to create the desired contrasting effect.