Becoming the pro web designer (Essential Frameworks you must know about) – Part 2
Talk about redundancy and designing a web page will give you a lot of that. And this is where framework comes in. They do all the dirty tasks and perform repetitive tasks for you. Moreover, they make it easier for you to build and plan your programs. Following are some of the important frameworks about which you should have substantial knowledge.
The reason why Node.Js is one of the popular frameworks is its efficiency and speed in writing patterns easily. Along with this, it performs other important functions involving simple website back-end work. It works well with other frameworks and has many libraries based on a solid package manager. It has become the best option for the non-service usages like creating web content.
The framework on which Ruby run is this and it helps in handling both the front-end and back-end of designs. The best feature of this framework is that it gives a great boost to the web developers who want to eliminate the lame tasks and really focus on building complex websites. It is used for handling database communications, provide a template system or process Ajax updates among other things. The top websites that use Ruby on Rails framework are Twitter and BaseCamp.
Python uses Django. It is perfect for you if you are looking for a framework that helps you in rapid development. It has a clean and pragmatic design, which is popular for its excellent open-source documentation and a large number of packages available. The last recorded number of packages for this framework was 3000 and it is still growing. It has an amazing community for the support system and has been crowd-tested.
WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems for running blogs and business websites. Many professionals are using this CMS to manage their business online. WordPress is easy to use, highly optimize for SEO, and mobile-friendly system. Its premium options give you more control over additional customization. WordPress has the proven record of providing best customer support to its millions of users since 2003. Star wars blog and New Yorker are some of the biggest businesses running on WordPress.
Drupal is a popular free and open-source content management framework written in PHP. There are many other CMS frameworks in the market, but the edge that Drupal has its ever-evolving community that helps in developing the framework regularly. It helps in rapid site assembly because it has lots of free designs and plug-ins. It is used as the back-end framework for more than 2.1% website all across the globe ranging from personal blogs to corporate and government websites.
Coming from Microsoft, ASP.NET has a lot of great features that have made it popular. One of the best features of ASP.NET is its ability to reduce tons of coding for building large applications. It helps in enhancing the security of these codes with the use of Windows authentication and per-application configuration. This framework is perfectly suitable for developing small as well as large business websites. The performance of the framework becomes more efficient due to early binding, native optimization, and caching services.
Laravel is free open-source PHP web application framework. The reason why Laravel has become popular is because of its superior use of PHP features. PHP programming has become fun again with the Laravel. This framework comes with the composer packages that make the process of the dependency manager much easier. The Laravel source code is hosted on GitHub and licensed under the terms of MIT License.
Play is the developer-friendly web application development framework. It uses Scala & Java that provides the lightweight, stateless and web-friendly architecture to Play. Play has been built on Akka and is aiming to optimize the productivity of hot code reloading and other features. Play has integrated testing unit, modular architecture, and native Scala support.
So, these are some popular front-end and back-end development frameworks. Being a web designer, you don’t need to master all these programming contexts but, having knowledge of all these frameworks and technologies can help you better work with the web development teams. After all, it is not only design that matters. Your design should be functionally correct as well.
We have discussed some essential front-end and back-end frameworks in this post. We will be back soon to discuss the function of libraries and database. Till then if you have any query about any of above frameworks, you can ask our experts in comment box below.
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