Web development is the process of building or developing web-based software. It requires coding and programming that will enable the website to do whatever it is the owner of the site needs it to do. This could be anything from displaying a small piece of text, to an online store, to streaming your favorite TV shows.

When it comes to web development, there are two parts. First, is front-end development (also known as client-side development), which is what the user sees and interacts with when they visit a website or application. Back-end development (server-side development) is the behind-the-scenes part of the development process.

Front-End Web Development

Web developers use different ‘languages’ like HTML, CSS and JavaScript, to develop different aspects of a website. HTML (HyperText Markup Language) elements are the building blocks of web development and language. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is the language that will change how HTML will appear on a web page. JavaScript is in charge of adding interactivity and functionality to the web page.

HTML = What the website structure will be

CSS = How the website will look

JavaScript = How you can interact with the website

 

Back-End Web Development

The most common languages of back-end development include NodeJS, C#, PHP, Python, and Java. These languages help build rich, data-driven applications. Server-side languages are what bring web-based software to life. They also eliminate the need to write an entirely new piece of HTML on every page. The majority of current ‘languages’ can be used across multiple operating systems and cloud providers. Using one of these languages is helpful when a system needs to be accessible across multiple platforms.

It’s possible to build a personalized web-based software, but learning how to write code takes time. There are numerous, reasonably customizable 3rd party solutions to common modern-day business problems. Most of them even make it easy for anyone to brand with their theme, and plugin their text or colors.

While a DIY solution has plenty of options for a user to choose from to ‘customize’ their branding, it won’t be fully customized. Hiring a software development vendor that is well-versed in both front and back-end development is worth the investment.

To get started on a fully-customized software, contact us at info@revstarconsulting.com or call us directly at (813)-291-1056.

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