Web development is a broad term for any activity related to developing a web site for the World Wide Web or an internet.
This can include e-commerce business development, web design, web content development, client-side/server-side scripting, and web server configuration. However, among web professionals, "web development" usually refers only to the non-design aspects of building web sites, e.g. writing markup and coding.
Web development can range from developing the simplest static single page of plain text to the most complex web-based internet applications, electronic businesses, or social network services.