Website Development from Iain White
Iain White is a Freelance Web Developer based in Brisbane, Australia.
Web development is the building and maintenance of websites; it’s the work that happens behind the scenes to make a website look great, work fast and perform well with a seamless user experience.
Web developers do this by using a variety of coding languages. The languages they use depend on the types of tasks they are performing and the platforms on which they are working.
What you see and what you use, such as the visual aspect of the website, the drop-down menus and the text, are all brought together by the front-end dev, who writes a series of programmes to bind and structure the elements, make them look good and add interactivity. These programmes are run through a browser.
The backend developer engineers what is going on behind the scenes. This is where the data is stored, and without this data, there would be no front end. The backend of the web consists of the server that hosts the website, an application for running it and a database to contain the data.
The backend dev uses computer programmes to ensure that the server, the application and the database run smoothly together. This type of dev needs to analyse what a company’s needs are and provide efficient programming solutions. To do all this amazing stuff they use a variety of server-side languages, like PHP, Ruby, Python and Java.
Full-stackers take care of both the front-end and the back-end and need to know how the web works on all levels, in order to determine how the client- and server-sides will relate.
Freelance Website Development and IT consultancy.
by Iain White
White Internet Hosting is run by White Internet a Web Development company based in Springfield, Queensland, Australia.