Front end development is the practice of creating websites and applications (both web and mobile) that users can see and interact with directly. The objective of such software to enable a user to see the relevant information and interact with it. Front end developers have created everything you see on a website or in an app (content, buttons, menus, links, animations, etc.) Briefly speaking, front end development means taking the client’s idea, vision, and design concept and implementing it through the code. It stands between design and logic. Front end developers’ role is also to make sure the digital product looks good on mobile devices – smartphones and tablets. On top of building websites and apps, frontend development teams also expand on a design by adding new functions, they work with UX/UI designers, test for websites and apps optimization, and solve development issues if needed.
Front end development connects two important areas. One of them is a design and the other is the development itself. A good front end makes the digital product intuitive and easy to use for customers. It leaves a lasting first impression – users naturally gravitate towards websites and apps that appeal to them. A well-designed website or app is a way to save costs on website development. Front end development is also beneficial for user retention. If your software doesn’t work as it should, users will start looking for other options that meet their needs better.
Well-thought front end development enhances the performance of your product and aligns your branding. Also, it builds trust – when a user visits a website that not only looks appealing but also provides them with the information they need, they get a feeling of trust and reliability.
Do you need a functional and well-designed website or a web/mobile app to better mark your online presence? Choose an experienced IT partner who will boost your business with tailor-made front end development services that will help you gain, satisfy, and retain your customers!
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For those who want to get to market fast to get feedback from real users. MVP development is a way to verify ideas with less risk.
MVP (Minimum Viable Product) is a functioning product with sufficient features created to satisfy early adopters. It’s a great way to kick off the project as you can get to users faster and at the same time, test your product in markets and have the ability to pivot if needed. You can verify your business assumptions and test the demand for a product with minimum investments. You get to the market faster and outrun competitors as you’re more flexible and open to quick changes. You get quick feedback straight from the market and use iterations to become only better.
In the last years, web development services have become an increasingly important part of running a business – they have become a tool for determining the success of the company. Web apps or web pages give companies the ability to interact with their customers 24/7, without personally managing communication. Web apps are easily accessible and very efficient. Web development services are a great potential source for your business.
Website development services include building online products and services (e.g., e-commerce, marketplace, CRM, etc.) and enhancing your current operations which makes your business more predictable. Developing a web app with Frontend House is a great way to generate brand recognition in potential customers and increase credibility for your brand. We’ll build amazing UX and UI, enhance your marketing, and at the same time, deliver top quality while cutting development costs.
Mobile app development
We create mobile applications for iOS, Android, and Windows using different technologies and frameworks. Mobile development is a perfect opportunity to increase your sales and expand your audience. Creating a mobile application will enable you to track and analyze your business and improve the loyalty of your customers. It’s a great marketing channel that supports a company’s competitive advantage.
We specialize in both native and cross-platform mobile applications. With Frontend House, you will reduce the time-to-market of your digital product and cut the development costs. We’ll help you build a future-proof product that will boost your business.
Team extension is bringing together in-house and remote, ‘extended’ developers and having them work together on the same projects. Such a model provides you with the best development experts and, at the same time, optimizes resources (time and money). It’s perfect for your business if you don’t have enough in-house development capacity (whenever you need more hands to work) or if you need expert consultancy.
Why extend your team with Frontend House? First, you save time on recruiting while still staying in control. We design custom processes so that you get the precise skills you need. Our team will work closely with your core staff so that there is complete transparency around the work being done. Productivity increases and you don’t have operational hassle (equipment, physical workstations, an office space). It all leads to faster time-to-market.
The first layer of any website. It created the code version of a wireframe on a webpage. HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is a foundational web technology that’s the main goal is to structure text which occurs by formatting documents for display on a web page. Simply speaking, HTML is the markup that creates the basic elements a user views on a website.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is what gives your HTML visual appeal. It’s the styling and presentation of a document – colors, layouts, fonts, etc. CSS is a collection of styles that add designs to your website or application. They dictate the presentation of HTML elements.
Did you know that almost 80% of users leave the website to try another one if they don’t find what they are looking for?
Front end frameworks that we use at Frontend House, help us develop user accessibility. We have an extensive experience in:
An open-source framework created by Facebook. In 2022, it was announced by Stack Overflow as the best UI framework of the year. React allows developers to build applications with stunning responsive interfaces. Developing software with React is flexible and has fewer limitations when compared to other frameworks. It stands out because of its DOM (Document Object Model), famous for its outstanding functionality. On top of that, the steady code written in React is supplied by one-direction data movement.
React is just perfect for projects where high traffic is expected. We use it for developing rich UI, especially for single-page applications. Thanks to reusable components, building interactive interfaces is quick and effective. Read more.
At Frontend House, we know how to benefit from Angular’s advantages. We use the framework to build web progressive applications, as well as single-page apps. It allows us to make the entire coding easier due to Angular’s refactoring services and enhanced navigation. We also utilize the framework’s two-way data binding – Angular modernizes the contents in less time so it enlarges the execution of browser-based apps. Read more.
Vue.js, built and supported entirely by the developer community, is believed to be one of the simplest front end frameworks. It’s intuitive and straightforward, and good at removing the complexities of Angular development. Vue.js offers two important advantages. It has virtual DOM and it’s component-based. The framework has continued to grow as it’s one of the best frameworks for app performance optimization. Applications built with Vue are small and easy to maintain as all updates are focused on backward compatibility. Also, the code is reusable, and integration is very simple.
Vue perfectly fits large projects where many complexities need to be tackled. At Frontend House, we use it to build progressive web applications, dynamic web apps, as well as complex projects with a scalable architecture.
However, knowing programming languages isn’t enough. A front end web developer should also have testing and debugging skills – as you develop software, errors in the code may appear and there will be a need of fixing bugs. Writing tests is a great way to ensure that your code is doing what it’s supposed to do. Finally, you also need to track and manage changes to the project’s code – this is where version control tools like Git come in.
The most important skill is probably a problem-solving approach. You will be involved in multiple complex problems and challenges. An ability to overcome them is a big part of what makes a front end developer successful. You should also have good communication skills and lots of creativity to play with ideas and create new solutions that resonate with users.
Business requirements are the foundation of the software development process. During this stage, expectations of the project should be described: what is the main objective, who is the target audience, how will the target audience use the product, etc. When the information is collected, project managers analyze it, and the development team can proceed to the next step.
At this stage, developers create a project layout. An early version of a website or app is developed and presented to the client. It presents how the software will look and how it will work. The client provides feedback, and the prototype is adjusted until it’s approved.
Time for the magic to begin – the product is developed in the most efficient way. The reusable code is created based on given technical specifications. During this stage, the development team ensures the technical feasibility of UX/UI design, and the product is optimized for maximum speed and scalability. At the end of this phase, the client makes a final review.
QA specialists carry out this step. They verify the functionality to check whether the app works in accordance with the specified requirements. If there are bugs, the front end developers fix them and send the app back to the QA team for further testing.
Front end development doesn’t end when the product is launched. Bugs may occur later so the development team should constantly monitor its performance and fix the bugs if needed.
The main everyday duty of a front end developer is ensuring that website or app visitors can easily interact with the software. They use technology, design, and programming to code the software’s look. They also take care of debugging.
Briefly speaking, a front end developer:
· Writes code to optimize the user experience while using the digital product.
· Implement design on websites and apps.
· Develops and maintains the user interface.
· Manages software workflow.
· Improves the app / website interaction.
· Fixes bugs and tests if the software’s usability is as it should be.
Those are standard tasks of a front end developer. However, if you decide to become one, be prepared to constantly grow and expand your knowledge. New technologies and solutions come up every day, so you need to be ready to expand.
identify business needs
prioritize the requirements
propose a proper methodology
set milestones and epics
set implementation schedule based on product roadmaps
estimate delivery time and overall budget
focus on users
define personas based on previous user research
outline the diagram of the application structure
discover advantages of design thinking
use knowledge transfer to deliver the best user experience
choose a right tech stack
set team composite
outline frontend and backend architecture
define functional and non-functional requirements
set the product backlog
make initial product validation
At Frontend House, we work with agile in mind. Thus, we believe in a flexible and iterative approach that leads to a very adaptable self-managed team at any stage of the software development process.
The front end development team doesn’t only mean developers. A front end development team structure includes:
· Front end developers who are responsible for translating the idea and requirements into lines of code. Front end developers create the visual layer of the app or website whereas back end developers write code for the business logic and data layers.
· A product owner who represents both end-used and business stakeholders while making important product decisions. They have ownership of the entire project scope. They also define product roadmap.
· A product manager who closely works with the Product owner to prepare the product roadmap. They prioritize features for each release and manage product launch activities. It’s a kind of Scrum master who leads the team of developers, testers, and designers, as well as is a team facilitator who addresses any problems that may hinder the team from delivering on goals.
· A project manager who focuses on controlling the software development project. They supervise the development team and communicate with the stakeholders.
· UX/UI designers who design the user interface for the software. UX designers focus on providing users with the best possible experience while using an app. UI designers focus on designing interfaces (style content, graphics, etc.).
· Quality Assurance and testers – they test applications through many stages to find failures and verify that the software is fit to use. They ensure quality at all stages of the software development process.
· Content and SEO teams who create content for a website or application.
Every day, we transform our clients’ ideas into well-functioning digital products. Front end development is something we specialize in. No matter if you are an experienced front end developer, full stack web developer, team lead, or a junior at the beginning of your IT career, let’s see if we have a good match!
Why join us?
· Great atmosphere.
· Competitive salary.
· Integration events.
· Language lessons.
· Space for professional growth.
· Dev talks and mentoring.
· Remote work.
If you want to join Frontend House, submit your application. Let’s grow together! Are you a regular or a senior front end developer, full stack developer, or UX/UI designer? See open positions.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Our Business Development Team will do their best to find the solution.