The 101 of web development
“A successful website does three things:
It attracts the right kinds of visitors.
Guides them to the main services or product you offer.
Collect Contact details for future ongoing relation.”
― Mohamed Saad
Web development is not as complicated as one may think. The fundamentals of web development can be broken down into smaller components to understand what it entails fully. Small or large businesses require web development. It is essential to know the basics so that you are fully equipped when faced with professional web developers planning your website’s build. We will be covering the 101 of web development.
What is web development?
Web development refers to the build and maintenance of a website using coding and programming. The sole focus is the website function, with the omission of the design aspect. Web development includes the creation of plain text pages and complex web-based applications, which refers to how much interaction a user has with the website.
The two sides of web development
There are two main sides of web development, front-end, and back-end.
One does not function without the other. To improve the functionality of a website front-end and back-end need to communicate seamlessly.
Also known as client-side, refers to what the user will visually experience and interact with on the website’s front end or browser screen. When a website or application is opened, a user will interact with the layout, content, design, and performance. The front-end includes text, images, tabs or button functions, and a navigation menu. The webpage must respond and perform to enhance user activity.
Back-end refers to the server-side of the website where the user cannot visually experience, however, can indirectly interact with. The front-end portion relies on the back end to work optimally. As it stores and organizes data, the back-end manages the website’s hosting services and applications as well. The back-end is the reason the front end exists and functions.
The importance of web development
Now that web development’s fundamentals are understood, we can look at the importance of web development and how it can benefit your business. Web development is a significant part of the success of your business. The success of your business depends on promotion. Whether you have a product or service to offer, you need brand awareness. An outdated website will drive traffic away and discredit your brand. To impact a competitive world, you need to enhance the appeal of what you are offering. Web development is also essential to connect with your clientele. Why is this important? A relationship built with your customers solidifies trust, relatability, and credibility: the result, a happy and returning customer or client.
When planning to develop a website, it is in your best interest to seek advice from a web developer. A web developer has a full range of qualifications to ensure your website runs efficiently. There are front-end developers, back-end developers, and full-stack developers. They all aspire to build and maintain your website.
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