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Web Application Strategy

Web development isn't excessively simple. The more you really develop, the more you'll learn. With upcoming frameworks, powerful development tools and evolving technologies, this year looks very promising for web developers.

Many small, even large, organizations have most likely evolved and dealt with their sites for two decades without truly having to think about Web Application Design. They set up an account with Bluehost, GoDaddy, or A2Hosting, install their website software (like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc.) add their content and away they go! Managing a web site CAN BE as simple as that – everything is done and just for two or three hundred bucks per year.

A Web application is an unpredictable bit of programming. It consists of many components like the UI, the user interface, a login-screen, an in-app store, the database, and so on. To deal with these segments, programming engineers contrived web application design to coherently characterize the connections and way of cooperations between these segments for an Web application.

Two most popular Web Application strategies:

  • Server-Side Rendering (SSR)
  • Client-Side Rendering (CSR)

Server-Side Rendering:

When you visit a website by clicking a URL, a request is sent to the server. After the request is done processing, the browser receives the files (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) and the content of the page and then renders it. If the user decides to go to another page on the website, another request will be made.

  • Websites are easy to crawl which means better SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Initial page load is faster
  • Great for static sites where you don’t have dynamic content

Client-Side Rendering:

The main difference between Server-Side Rendering and Client-Side rendering is that once you visit a Website that uses CSR, only a single request will be made to the server to load the main skeleton of the app. Content is then dynamically generated using JavaScript.

Basics of Web development

  • Rich site interactions
  • After the initial load, the website is very fast
  • Great for web applications

How to make a web app in 12 steps (4 stages)

Ideation stage

1. Source an idea

Before making a web app, you must first understand what you intend on building, and more importantly why? The idea process for many is the toughest part.

Web developers use a variety of languages like PHP, Python, Java, Ruby, and recently Javascript?also giving competition introducing itself to handle the backend part. As a web developer, you should know about at any rate one programming language to construct your web application.

2. Market research

Once you’ve chosen your idea(s), it’s important to research the market to see that If a similar product exists, If a market exists. The number 1 reason startups fail, is down to the failure to achieve product-market fit.

3. Define functionality

Only define functionality which solves your target markets problems. The more functionality you add, the longer it will take to build your web app. Quite often, the longer a web app takes to build, the more frustration you’ll experience.

Design stage

4. Sketch your web app

Sketch out the wireframe of your web apps UI - it doesn’t have to be exact - this is just a sketch. Sketch different versions of your web app. Consider how your web app’s functionality will affect the overall design. Annotate your sketch and outline how your app should work.

5. Plan your workflow

It’s time to write down different workflows for your app. Write a list of all the different pages your web application will have.

6. Wireframe the UI

Wireframing is the process of designing a blueprint of your web application. Prototyping is taking wireframing a step further, adding an interactive display.

7. Seek early validation

It’s time to show your beautiful wireframe to the world. At this stage we need constructive feedback.

Development stage

8. Architect your database

We know roughly our web application’s functionality, what it looks like, and the pages required. Now it’s time to determine what information we will store in our database.

9. Develop your frontend

You should now have a better idea of how to set up your frontend and define the look and feel of your web app.

Launch stage

11. Host your web app

Hosting involves running your web app on a particular server.

12. Deploy your web app

The deployment step includes how your web application gets from your source control on your computer to your cloud hosting.

So, we know roughly our web application strategy. In fact, this is the process I’ve used, revised and perfected over the last few years.