Web development in general term is process of developing a web site for the World Wide Web or an internet that includes web design, web content development, client-side/server-side scripting, and web server configuration. But due to extensive work and outstanding growth in website design, it has been considered as a separate component.
But before understanding the components, lets first clear, what is website.
A website in general term is a set of related web pages containing text, images, audio and videos and other digital contents hosted on at least one server, from where contents can be accessed via a network (internet or local area network). A website is addressed with a common domain name or IP address in an Internet Protocol-based network.
A website comprises from one or more web pages – A document on the World Wide Web, consisting of an HTML file and any related files for scripts and graphics, and often hyperlinked to other documents on the Web. A web page may incorporate elements from other websites with suitable markup anchors – that are hyperlinked to one another.
The process of creating a website from planning to administrating on the internet is called web development. Web development has many steps: