Front-End Web Development vs Back-End Programming
Looking for the differences between Front-End Web Development and Back-End Programming? Building a website or application consists of two parts: the Front-End, and Back-End.
The Front-End includes the visual aspects on a page that the user interacts with, including colors, layouts, and fonts.
The Back-End is the invisible structure that helps websites and applications function properly.
Keep reading to learn more about Front-End Web Development vs Back-End Programming.
Front-End Web Development
Front-End Web Development focuses on what the user sees. This ensures that the visitors can easily interact with and navigate websites and applications. Front-End developers produce the drop-down menus, layouts, and designs for the website or application.
HTML is the markup language that creates the website structure that is displayed by the browser.
CSS defines the style of a website’s content, such as layout, colors, fonts, etc.
Back-End Programming focuses on the server side of websites and applications. Back-End developers create a websites’s operations, databases, structure, logic, and API’s.
Static websites are good for restaurants, portfolios or professional profiles. If you want to have your website be able to interact with users, you need to get more involved with Back-End Programming.
The Back-End uses a server, and database to run the website or application. Back-End developers use tools like MySQL, SQL Server, or Oracle to store data. These developers can change the data using these tools.
If you fill out a contact form, or make a purchase the browser sends a request to the server, which returns information that is supplied to the Front-End for display.
Some common programming languages are PHP, Java, .NET, Ruby, and Python. Much like Front-End has web frameworks, Back-End also has web frameworks like Laravel for PHP, or Ruby on Rails for Ruby.
How Commerx Can Help Your Business
Most companies can’t do both Front-End Web Development and Back-End Programming well. Either they are strong on the Front-End with a great design, or they are strong on the Back-End with great functionality but a poorly designed application. Commerx has experience with iOS and Windows application design and development. With nearly thirty years of software development expertise, we are confident that we can build a solution that fits your business.