Definitions for "development area"
an isolated area where a developer can work on a given project without affecting other developers
a smaller geographic area in which one entity has exclusivity to locate and develop franchisees
Located at, the development area provides a safe environment for creating and changing your site. In this area you can experiment with your navigation labels, change your templates, and test your links with little risk because the development area is not available to the public. You can also validate your Web page code using WebIT while they are in development and clean pages that have validation errors. This is the area where ALL Web site changes are made. (See also, the staging area and the production server.)