A front-end is the front end of a website or app, also called the User Interface (UI). It is the side of the digital product that the user sees. The term is closely related to front-end developer: a developer who programs the front end of a website or app.
What is a front end?
How does a front-end work?
A designer designs the visual representation of a front-end or UI, and a front-end developer converts that design into working code. A website or app is programmed in languages such as PHP, .NET, Java and C++, and there is often a database link (MySQL, for example). Employing frameworks makes programming easier. With a CMS like WordPress, important functionalities do not need to be coded. With the back-end, you customize the text and appearance of pages.
How do you make a good front-end?
The front-end of your website is incredibly important because it is the side of your website that the user faces. If your UI is not up to par, users will have a bad experience. They will leave your website or not use your app.
For Brthrs, therefore, a good front-end is priority number one. That starts with designing a good layout, where we think about the UI and UX (User Experience. Then we program this with solid code. A good front-end has the following three properties:
- Fast and streamlined: no one likes having to wait a long time for pages to load or functionalities to launch. Therefore, prioritize speed;
- Good and clear code: a well-programmed front-end contributes to speed, as well as security. Moreover, it ensures higher Google rankings and faster approval in the App stores;
- A pleasant user experience: Brthrs ensures that the UI of your website or app is uncluttered, so users can find everything and navigate well.