People often lump web design and development together, so what’s the difference? As the Internet has evolved, the skills required to produce a high quality website or web application have changed.Originally, what we now call full stack developers did everything from concept to design and development. Most commonly now, a team of skilled specialists work together to create the best websites or applications -- this involves product owners, architects, designers, front and backend developers, QA, security, and others.
For simplicity, web design generally now means the work needed to create the way a website looks. Web designers largely use Adobe Photoshop as their tool of choice (and tools like Zepplin, Invision, and Blaze for prototyping and organization).
When the design is finalized, web developers turn the designs into web pages and applications using a variety of languages and tools.