What is Front-end vs Back-end Development?

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When it comes to web product design, the first thing that comes to mind is a beautiful and organically designed cover. Most likely, you will present a logically clear interface, properly placed information blocks, well readable text, really stylish and high-quality images, easy access to all the contact information and quality certificates. However, what you see and what you come in contact with is only the frontend. Beyond that is the backend, which takes the page design out of its layout state. In any case, any design development requires the two aforementioned areas to work together. That’s why to get comprehensive and qualified help in backend and front-end development you should ask an experienced team of professionals. In turn, in this article we will explain what both types of development are.

Back-end development. What is it?

When you walk into a car dealership and see a truly beautiful and comfortable car, there is hardly a thought about how it was created, how much effort the developers and workers spent, what tools and technology were used to achieve a stunning effect. However, all the work that goes on behind the scenes of the visible result directly affects the functionality of the final product. Exactly the same thing happens in design. The backend – this is the side of the resource, which you will not see, but it is responsible for its smooth operation. In more technical terms, this type of development is responsible for shaping the bulk of the technical functioning of a web product. It is driven by the interface part, but the work takes place on the server side. Thus, all of the above activities depend on the correct operation of the entire design solution of the resource. I will give a more specific example: without proper backend design can begin to have problems with financial transactions, requests will be processed slowly (and no one likes to wait), and the storage of information may cease to be safe. And these are just some of the things you may encounter. Thus, well-organized automation of processes leads to the proper functioning of the resource. 

How does it work? First of all, there is interaction with the server part. As soon as a person who has come to your site sends a request, the server starts working and processes it. Next, the response received is forwarded back to the user. Everything that ensures the operation of these processes is a task of backend development. Apart from this, it is necessary to configure the information storage, because without it the server simply has no place where it can forward the information. And the last thing worth mentioning is the facilitation of communication between the user and your resource. All sorts of convenience gimmicks (such as inserted maps, online forms to answer your question and so on) and their elaboration – this is also a task of the backend.


Front-end. What is it?

The frontend is responsible for the part of the site that the user constantly sees and comes into direct contact with. For example, it navigates between sections, scrolls through images, reads texts and so on. Naturally, all of this functions correctly only if the backend and frontend development work well together. As a result, you have a perfectly working tool that can create a positive user experience. And this, in turn, leads to an influx of new customers and competitive ability. The main task for the frontend is to make the icons, buttons and other elements function properly, and to place them and information blocks according to user requirements. By requirements is meant a competent study of their needs, as well as work with trends presented in this niche. Based on these studies and formed the logic of placing the elements of the page. In order to provide it, the work involves a number of highly specialized professionals (such as marketers). 

Working on the frontend development using three programming languages: HTML, CSS, Java Script. In addition, developers are using ready-made frameworks and libraries JS in order to make the development process faster. And of course, working on the external part of the resource, also engaged in its adaptive functions. That is, provide a competent display of any device used by the user. And the last thing on which the developers are working painstakingly, is the search for solutions to close the “painful” places of the user. After all, going to the site, everyone is looking for a solution to the problem. And the customer should get it quickly and accurately.