Front-end, back-end and the difference between them

17.10.2020
Front-end, back-end and the difference between them

When we develop sites, our work is generally divided into two large programming worlds: Front-end development and back-end development. 

Front-end development - the scheduling activity of that part of the site that only visitors of a website see. 
Basically, a front end web program is responsible for the content elements of the site to be clear, visible, and in the right place. In some cases, they also have content writing skills, while also creating the content of the site.  

Front-end programmers ensure that all the colors of the site are suitable, especially those that contain text, background colors, and titles. The best front-end programs also have design knowledge, thus enabling them to modify various aspects along the way.

Last but not least, it makes sure that all links are formatted correctly, that all buttons work correctly, and that the site is functional and looks good. They are often also responsible for the design of the mobile version of the site, but also for its operation on all types of browsers.  

Front-end programmers mainly use the following three encoding languages for website and application development: HTML, CSS, JavaScript. The code written by the front-end programmer runs inside the browser used by the user. Look at things in the following way: a back-end programmer is like an engineer who designs the system so that a city can work (electricity, water, sewerage, etc.), while a front-end programmer is like a designer who arranges the streets and ensures that everything is connected properly so people can live.

Back-end development the scheduling activity of that part of the site that allows content management. 

The back-end development part is responsible for managing all the information and structures that the average visitor cannot see in his browser: Everything related to databases, server, and interface application.  More simply explained, a programmer specialized in back-end development must answer the following questions: How do we get the pages and texts on a website?  How do we manage information from an online store?  How can we manage our site? 

Back-end development programmers are experts in PHP, Ruby, Python, etc. languages and build what front-end developers cannot: dynamic websites. A front-end developer can build a site without back-end development, but its website will be static, will always display the same information that cannot be changed unless the whole design is changed. 

More complex websites, involving blog, post articles, update products, interaction with users, need back-end development to be able to be changed in real-time. A dynamic website needs an interface where the administrator can put new day-to-day content, a database, and a server to store all this information in the form of text, images, films, comments, User profiles, etc. WordPress is the perfect example of the platform where the front-end and back-end work elbow.

If you are still a little confused about the differences between front-end development and back-end development, we can reduce all the explanations to this form: Remember that the front-end deals with what we see in the browser (design, effects, animations), and the back-end – all that means posting the content on the site. If you still haven't caught the thread, don't worry: At Creative Soft we always have the patience to explain what you need to create an interactive and efficient website.


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