What is frontend web development?
A combination of development, technology, trends, design, graphic, usability and creativity that is responsible for everything, what’s visible to users – that’s probably the shortest way to describe what frontend development is all about.
Each and every graphic element or animation, the whole visual part of the software, and the way people interact with it. It all has to be carefully planned, designed and developed in order to achieve unrivalled user experience and this trendy design everybody’s looking for at the moment.
What differs frontend from backend?
The difference between frontend and backend development is subtle and vast at the same time. Although these are both separate roles to cover, they are kind of like two sides of the same coin.
Fronted is all about what users see and can interact with. It focuses on building a clean user experience based on unrivalled, trendy and creative design of graphics and interfaces.On the other side, backend development is responsible for the server-side. It covers the part of the system users can’t interact with, meaning the business logic and architecture of the application behind the shiny frontend. It prepares and manages data that is to be presented.
Knowledge of PHP and its frameworks (like Laravel or Symfony), together with a deep understanding of databases are key to make the backend robust and scalable. Nevertheless, all that would go for nothing without the frontend part users can fall in love with.
Why is the FRONTEND side of apps and websites so IMPORTANT?
Have you ever got frustrated whilst scrolling down a website or an app in search of some key information? Have you ever been irritated with interface that was hard to cope with? Tired of spending hours fighting with a software full of bugs such as a window that is not closing despite clicking the right button? Ever opened a website and thought ‘wow, that looks like proper nineties’?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, then you can surely understand how important fronted is. Not only in terms of how the solution looks like, but also how usable it is and how pleasurable it is to interact with it.
The technologies we use in
For many, HTML is like a younger brother to other programming languages. Nothing further from the truth! Although HTML is not that loud and trendy as other frontend languages or JS frameworks, it is the building block of every website you know. HTML is the base structure, without which it would not be possible to harness the benefits of more sophisticated tools and solutions. It is the building block, that is used to describe how static pages should look like.
Cascading Style Sheets is a language used to format how HTML elements should look like in a web browser. Basically, if we’re talking about how the website or app looks like, then we’re probably talking about styles, and if we’re talking styles, then we’re talking CSS. A CSS, that is scalable and is not just one big style.css file, but rather a module-based solution that is easy to include in the system, together with HTML and Java Script.
A team for your frontend TAILOR-MADE PROJECT
It takes more than ‘just’ a frontend developer to create a software solution that is well designed and nice to use. From fonts and every colour, up to menus, sliders and animations – everything users see and can interact with must be well-thought. Frontend is a broad discipline that combines skills of developers, graphic designers and UX/UI specialists. That is why, in order to achieve best possible outcomes, it is crucial to build a team that will cover all these aspects:
A graphic designer is responsible for creating complex visual package of the website or application. A package that will include the character of the brand and will reflect the business style it corresponds with. A great designer thinks in colours, symmetry, balance, shapes and textures. All that (and much, much more) is designed in order to make the software solution look simply beautiful.
A clean User Experience has never been so important, as it is today. How the system will look like and how it will react in different situations is significant, but it’s key to go the extra mile and step into the shoes of a potential users. The goal is to design an interface that is easy to use and just friendly, what makes working with the software a pure pleasure. No more frustration and irritation!
Why ASPER BROTHERS
At Asper Brothers, we strongly believe that the best software is the one that is easy to use and has a user-friendly interface.Our skilled and experienced Team consists of people, who simply love great design. For us, it’s not just the frosting on the cake, it’s the building block we can’t go without.
We have more than a decade of experience on the market and through these years we have delivered hundreds of projects that are known to be trendy and well-designed. What is more, we helped companies from all over the world through delivering software that meets business needs of stakeholders and is loved by end users.
We achieve all that via working with the use of the most modern technologies, that enable our Team to reflect trends and build software with no limits to creativity.
Our modern approach focused on fostering thinking outside the box allows us to deliver software solutions that help our customers gain competitive advantage, regardless device or technology.
On top of that, we’re flexible in terms of cooperation models and have all it takes to deliver another project on time, within the budget and meeting stakeholders’ expectations.
So, let’s do software together!
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