There are a lot of different steps that a web developer must go through to successfully complete a site. Some of these are more difficult than others. One that can create some difficulty is the framework.

What is a framework?

The framework is the software that is developed to support all of the various applications that will be run on a website. This has to be developed carefully. Otherwise, the applications cannot be used to their fullest extent.

Types of Framework

Each application may require its own unique framework. Which the developer will design. It will all depend on the individual site as to what the requirements are. For example, one site may need framework for a library. Another site may need framework for a database.

Two Major Types of Framework

While there are various subtypes of frameworks, there are two major types.

  • Server framework: This is considered to be the back end framework. These can be complex but they have a basic functionality to them. This is what allows for the building of pages and posts on a website. The framework will be designed according to the content that will be used in them. This is also the framework that is focused on for building security into the website.
  • Front end framework: Esthetics are important here, and this is where visual web design comes into play. This is the area that visitors to the site are exposed to. But, it still plays an important role in functionality. Visitors have to be able to navigate from here, as well as perform calls to action.

Once a developer has mastered the requirements of the framework they often develop their own style. It is the front end style that often attracts new clients for the developer. But, appearance is not everything, the site must function effectively.