Web App vs Website
We have gotten familiar with the Internet and websites over the last 20 years, but web applications are a newer Internet buzzword and sometimes the difference between the two can seem a little cloudy. How do you differentiate between a website and a web application?
Because web apps are extremely customizable and can perform a wide range of functionality, they generally are more difficult to build and require an experienced team of software developers. A website is simply a set of related web pages served from a single domain that may embed media. A web application is computer software accessed through a web browser via the Internet. Often both websites and web apps are connected to a database to provide an interactive experience specific to the individual using it. Data can be referenced and stored, and accessed through a customized interface to simplify the delivery of information to your customer.
Integrating a Content Management System (CMS) with your website is typically recommended as it allows you to quickly and easily update information and data on a regular basis. However with web applications, you may need to build a custom CMS or avoid it altogether – this is typically determined by the specific functionality your software is built to produce. At Essential Designs, we build everything from standard websites to large-scale web applications for your business. Our experienced software developers are able to effectively customize software to suit your website and business needs, and build a customized solution which is both beautiful and functional.
By Mary MacPherson https://plus.google.com/109253866566157115623?rel=author