Designer vs Frontend vs Backend in Web Development

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Hello, welcome to SidTechTalks. In this article, we are going to understand Frontend and Backend Development. What type of work lies in the particular field to develop the website?

Frontend and Backend are the most common terms and specializations in Web development. Mainly in all companies and organizations, there are two types of people, which are specialized either in Frontend or Backend. So for this, we need to understand the difference between them.

Ok, so let’s begin with the basics of Web Development.


βœ… What is Web Development?

Web development is the work involved in developing a Website for the Internet.

Web development refers to the main non-design aspects of building Websites including markups, scripts, and programming to create features. We can achieve this in many ways like we can develop the website using different programming languages stack. Web developers mainly focus on the logic, functionalities, interface, etc., according to the need.

We have two sides, and each side has its importance. One is at the Client-side level, and the other is at the Server-side level.

The Client-side is nothing but the Frontend, and the Server-side is Backend.

βœ… Types of Web development

Three types of career paths in Web Development are Frontend, Backend, and Full-stack.

πŸ”Ή Frontend

It is the front part of the website, where users interact to see and takes an action. It is responsible for behavior and visuals that run in the user browser. Frontend includes HTML (used to present the information), CSS (for styling the data information), and JavaScript (to interact with the users like event handlers). These are the basics of making any interface interactive.

To make the task simple and more attractive interface, we have different types of frameworks available. Frontend developers usually use Bootstrap for styling the website. If the application uses the API to render or display the data, then in best practices, JavaScript frameworks are there to connect the Backend with Frontend through API to make the job easier.

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Frontend Development

These JavaScript frameworks have methods to make the code in small component types or modules, so maintenance is easy. Examples of these frameworks could be Angular, React, Vue, etc.

So, One must know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to become a Front-end developer, also necessary to learn the frameworks to make more interactive and fast pages.

πŸ”Ή Designer

The front-end developer is not a designer. It is a misunderstanding, some people think both are the same, but no, it is not. The designers are the ones who draw the designs using applications like Figma, Adobe XD, Photoshop, and so on.

Designers are responsible to provide mobile-friendly designs in the form of images or designs. And also provide the vector graphic elements that are used in the website. Sometimes, they provide the CSS styling of the components or modules.

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πŸ”Ή Backend

The content or data that can be seen on the front part of the website is processed with some logic or calculations is termed ad Backend. It is not directly visible to users and can be done only on the backside of the website. It is all about making these apps render server-side.

In backend development, some frameworks make the job easier to develop applications. For PHP, we have a Laravel framework that provides the MVC pattern, and similarly, for Ruby, we have Ruby on Rails and many more. The pattern makes the flow very easy and helps to communicate with the Frontend part of the website through APIs.

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Backend Development

It includes databases, API, Server-side languages, operating systems, and frameworks. Programming languages that are used in backend development are Python, Java, PHP, MySQL, Ruby, dotNet, and so on.

πŸ”Ή Full Stack

Now, Full-stack includes both the Backend and Frontend parts of the website. Developers can not be only dependent on any single stack of development. Those developers can have a piece of good knowledge of both stacks.

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The ratio of Backend vs Frontend part

In most cases, Backend developers are Full-stack developers if they have good knowledge of styles, and design then we should say, Full Stack Developers. Few Frontend Developers support the work of Full-stack.

βœ… Which type of development is best to start?

Both fields have their importance to make the web application. Both are very demanding in organizations, and startups. Let’s see some necessary points for both to make it better understandable for best fit your interest, skills, goals, and passions.

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The Frontend development is for you only if you are:

Enjoy making web design mockups.

Have the creative mindset in making an interface.

Interested in ensuring an excellent user interface and experience.

Comfortable using HTML and CSS.

Focused on website responsiveness (important role).

The Backend development is a good choice for you if you are:

Like using algorithms and working in the cloud.

Enjoy a good coding challenge.

Interested in the behind-the-scenes architecture of a website.

Like to explore the different frameworks and eager to learn.

Like to work with more complex programming languages.

βœ… Summary

If you start learning about web development, you need to be clear and focused, because both the backend and frontend are already large and are making huge progress.

If you are comfortable with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and have a creative mindset, then Fronted Development is for you. And if you are interested in making the APIs and like to play with the Database and algorithms then, you should select Backend Development.


So, that’s all about the Backend vs Frontend Development. Hope you like itπŸ‘ and if you find this useful then don’t forget to share this with your friends or on social media. And If you have any queries, please do ask in the comments section or anything that you want through mail then contact.

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