Website development is working with the technology that supports the content and design of the site. It's development that makes sure everything runs smoothly and functions as it should. This could mean attending to the performance of the small details making a visitor's experience easy and enjoyable, like buttons, links, and page loads. Or it could be adding functionality to a website that goes beyond the basics. It is development that integrates the software or writes the code into the website for these added functions. The functions needed may differ across sites however there are some common website tasks listed below that need this level of work.

Common functionality added to websites:
  • E-commerce and online payment options
  • Online appointment and booking calendars
  • Contact forms which might include questions for the user
  • Social media and email options
  • SEO software to help the website with searchability
  • Website security to help with spam and hackers