Full Stack Web Development Frameworks
Scrolling through a website on your phone or laptop has become second nature to people in most parts of the world. But few of us stop to think of the process that went into creating the website, the techniques, and full stack frameworks used.
- The website you’re scrolling through was probably designed and developed by one of the 23 million web developers (2018 statistics) in the US.
- Worldwide, there are estimated to be at least 1.6 billion active websites, 4.5 billion internet users, and more than 3 billion social media users
- It takes a viewer just 0.05 seconds to form a judgment on the appeal of a website
- 90% of users will continue their journey towards shopping on a website if they like the user experience on the site
- Slow-loading websites caused nearly $2.6 billion in revenue losses
- Mobile users represent nearly 70% of internet traffic today
- 2/3rd of users prefer websites that have well-designed, engaging content
- 90% of people use multiple devices in sequence
While these figures give you a glimpse of the extent and nature of penetration, there’s a lot more that remains to be explored.
As website development and website redesigning become more and more complex and the ecosystem increases its demands, the terminology tends to evolve too. Keeping pace with this dynamic vocabulary is important not just for developers and designers, it’s also essential for business-owners, markets, and the woman/man on the street to gain at least a broad understanding of the design and development process.
Design and Development
In the not-so-distant past, designers and developers were usually two different people, and it was the rare species that could straddle both worlds simultaneously. Gradually, the fields merged and the demand for “front-end” or “back-end” developers increased, soon giving way to the new requirement for “full-stack developers.”
Currently, the sector is dominated by all three types:
- Front-end developers are responsible for the visual appearance of the websites and the parts that the viewer sees. This is the client-side of development.
- Back-end developers who are responsible for the invisible architecture and framework. This is the server-side of development.
- Full-stack developers who can work on both the front and the back ends. They can work on mobile, web, or native stack applications, or in other words, they can work on developing complete software programs for use on various devices, databases, debugging, etc.
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