So, as you see the spread of answers is quite interesting. And in fact the very reason I posted this poll is that this topic has some contradictory opinions.
Well, let me share mine then😂
"Web Developer = Full-Stack Developer"? Short answer
: no. And to avoid getting into another holywar, think of fullstack devs who work on mobile / desktop apps. They are fullstack devs, but not Web devs.Long answer
: I believe it depends on who is asking the question. If its coming from a Dev then read short answer and make a discussion out of it. If it's coming from your friend who can barely use laptop, then just tell them "YES, it's the same" . This will save you quite some time. Otherwise you will have to explain what's frontend, backend, fullstack why such split happened, why nowadays Web dev can develop mobile apps, why and how responsive websites are not mobile apps, although with PWA they are heading there etc. Well, you get the idea.