Latest Front End Development Technologies
18 Nov. 2015 Software Development
A decade ago things were much simpler as the desktop browser was the primary front end for accessing websites. The main challenge was dealing with the dozen of desktop screen sizes and adding extra development to support previous versions of Internet Explorer. But now, with the boom of hand held electronic devices in the last seven to eight years, everything has changed. Users have freedom to access the web via smartphones, tablets, eReaders, browsers on TVs and many others. The diversity is increasing every day.
Due to ever-evolving web technologies, front end is going through rapid innovation with a range of mobile devices available in the market today. With multiple devices and web technologies, as a decision maker it becomes considerably difficult to identify the best front end development technology fit for an app or web solution.
Overview of Front End Development Technology and Tools
Responsive web design came into picture to solve the challenge where custom layouts can be provided to devices based on the size of the browser window. By default, most browsers on small devices such as smartphones and tablets shrink a web page down to fit the screen and provide ways for zooming and moving around the page. Although it technically works, it is not a great experience for users.
Responsive design is a good fit for a single HTML document like an event landing page, but the design becomes complex for multiple pages. It is a sufficient solution to fight the growing device diversity, but what are the tools and technologies that can be implemented in the designs? Are there any that can help us? This is where front end app development tools and framework come into play.
What is front end web development?
Essential tools & front end web development technologies
Hyper Text Markup Language (aka HTML)
- HTML 5.1
- HTML Data Guide
- HTML Living Standard
Cascading Style Sheets (aka CSS)
- Cascading Style Sheets Level 2
- Selectors Level 3
- Media Queries
Document Object Model (aka DOM)
- DOM Living Standard
- DOM Level 3 Events
- Web Components
- ES6 (aka ESnext or harmony)
- Uniform Resource Locator’s (aka URL)
- ECMA-404 The JSON Data Interchange Standard
MEAN web development is a fullstack framework that consists of MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS & NodeJS. It helps in client side front end development for creating websites, mobile and web applications. It works across many modern web and mobile browsers like:
- Chrome (engine: Blink)
- Opera (engine: Blink)
- Safari (engine: Webkit)
- PhantomJS (engine: Webkit)
- FireFox (engine: Gecko)
- slimerjs (engine: Gecko)
- Internet Explorer (engine: Trident)
- TrifleJS (engine: Trident)
To implement front end framework, you need a team of designers and developers who have created web & mobile apps. They need to have the following skill set:
Front End Developer Skill Set
Rishabh Software partners with small and medium companies to deliver beautiful, intuitive and user- friendly web and mobile apps. Our team has built experience over the years working with the top front end development tools available in the market.
Some of the projects we’ve developed using top front end technologies:
- Social Media Marketing Solution
- Employee Communication and Training Solution
- Medical Staff Scheduling App
- Mobile Cab Booking and Taxi Dispatch System