Unlike web app development that involves writing codes for both functionalities, looks, and feel of the website or web app, web design just clicks and drops. The codes have been pre-written. It can be seen as the graphic design of the website. Website design is the most suitable for most businesses because you can have very nice-looking websites in days. With some training, the business owner can edit website pages, looks, and even ad blog posts without contacting the developer or designer. Web design is mostly accomplished by content management systems (CMS) like WordPress, Joomla, Prestashop, etc.
To add modern looks and functions to your website, a premium theme and plugin need to be installed in CMS like WordPress.
There are CMS too to most business requirements. There CMS and plugins for e-commerce, HRM software, accounting, etc.
Web design is not as easy as it may sound because it entails a lot of other skills too like graphics design, video editing, basic coding skills, etc.
One of the major drawbacks of Web design lies in the fact that they mostly rely on CMS and most CM’s are open-source software, because the codes are available to the public, they are vulnerable to attacks but with proper management from the designer or agency, you will always be a step ahead of attackers by installing premium security plugins.