Best JavaScript Frameworks for Frontend

Best JavaScript Frameworks for Frontend

It would not be a exaggeration to say that JavaScript is the language of the web.  In front end development JavaScript was initially used for client-side operations. However these days JavaScript is being used for server-side programming also. JavaScript is a multi-paradigm has positioned itself as a reliable one and become the most preferred for all front development companies. One of the important aspects of JavaScript is its frame work.

What is JS Framework?

In simple words a framework is an abstraction. A framework can be changed with the additionally written code by the user. Using the codes their functions can be changed according to the convenience of the user. They play a very important role in front end development process for designing sites and web applications.

The reason why many front end developers prefer it, is because of it makes working with JavaScript much easier and smoother. One more reason why front end development predominantly relies of JavaScript is because of device responsiveness.  Here are some of the best frameworks for JavaScript.

Angular

When Google offers something it is bound to be exceptional and Angular JS is not an exception. This open source JavaScript is considered to be the favorite for many front end developers. When it comes to developing Single Page Application, Angular JS is a clear winner. The HTML is extended into the application and data binding is performed by interpreting the attributes.

React JS

It would not be an understatement to say that React JS is one of the favorites for front end developers. If you want to build an application or a page with reactive approach, React JS would be the ideal choice. React brought in something new to front end development as it had a unique way of approaching things. Some of the basic aspects that you need to master to use React are JSX, component based architecture, and single direction data flow. Flux implements the single direction data flow.

Vue

Vue JS was developed in the year 2016. Even though it is the new kid in the block Vue JS has a considerable penetration when it comes to front end development. Within a short span of time Vue JS has a proved its worth to all the front end developers in the world. It offers a wide range of features. Some of it that deserves a special mention dual integration mode. It comes in handy while creating a high-end SPA or even a single page application for that matter. It is one of the most preferred when it comes to cross platform development.

Ember JS

Ember JS has a diverse application potential. Its foray into the market was in the year 2015. One of the important aspects of Ember JS is that it supports two ay data binding system. Hence handling complicated User Interface will not be an issue. It is a boon for professionals who are involved in UI/UX process. Many popular sites were developed using Ember.js. To name a few LinkedIn, Nordstorm and a lot more.

Meteor

Meteor is quiet popular as it has the potential to handle all the significant portions of software development. Meteor is majorly used to carry out some of the important processes in backend development, database management and a lot more. In terms of front end development it is one of the best when it comes to rendering.

Mithril

Mithril JavaScript is one of the best when it comes to developing single page application. The implementation of the framework is very simple because there is no derived function from abase class. The size is also very small which is less than 8kb. It is very fast which is one of the notable aspects when it comes to front end development. There are some features that are very similar to react js.

Node JS

Node JS works on cross platform and is a server side JavaScript. The event driven architecture with is capable of driving asynchronous I/O. As it works in the JavaScript Runtime environment it has very similar prosperities of JAVA. Some of them include threading, loops, packages, and forming.

Polymer

When it comes to Google and JavaScript, the first thing that hits our mind is Angular. But Polymer is also from Google. There is one segment of front end development that Polymer specializes in. There are certain elements in website that can be executed with Polymer with very low levels of complexity. It supports both one-way and two-way data binding. This has paved way for application in diverse areas.

Aurelia

Aurelia framework is one of the latest of JavaScript. One of the major applications of Aurelia is implementing interfaces. With Aurelia better and robust websites can be developed. The framework is capable of extending HTML for various purposes, which also includes data binding. It modern architecture is something that deserves a very special mention because of interpretation server-side and client-side at a time.

Backbone.Js

Backbone JavaScript is one of the most popular in front end development. Comparing to most of the JavaScripts it is easy to understand and learn. It is majorly used for developing single page applications. With Backbone complex tasks can be achieved easily with simple codes. It is because all the server side functions must flow through the API.

The secret to creating an impeccable front-end

Today, there is a lot of hue and cry over which technology is the best. There are people rooting for different kinds of scripts and there are developers working day and night to improve upon what is usually considered the best technology to create an app.

However, a lot of businesses, companies and even c-level executives fail to understand the importance and rather, the vitality of user experience and more specifically, the front-end.

Businesses will have to understand that even if the most dynamic, flexible and versatile programming language is used to create the back-end or the under-the-hood features of any application, all these efforts might be rendered futile if not for an interactive, intuitive, and an interesting user interface. Front-end plays a very major role in making or destroying the success of an app.

Designing the front-end that meets the requirements of the user and stands in line with the brand philosophy of the business is quite a difficult confluence to achieve. However, there are a few best practices that can be Inc to ensure that your front end design does not miserably fail. Front-end development companies should take note of these tips and tricks to ensure that they do not compromise in delivering the best front-end design to their clients.

Nothing beats design apps for design

It is to be remembered that when you create a design for a front-end from scratch it should be the creativity that rules and not the code. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you start designing with usual designing applications like Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator. Designing software helps you get it in detail without compromising on the limitations offered by the code. Also, there are chances that the expertise in code might be available somewhere else but the understanding of design might not be. Therefore, it is better to have your design in .PSD. This will also give you enough room to make minor changes that can redefine your design and user experience.

Catch up with the design

The main aim of front-end design is to ensure that everything falls in place and everything together speaks the common brand language. There might be an impressive element that would look extremely eye-catching on a standalone basis. However, it might not fit into the color schemes and the general tone of the other elements involved in the design. Therefore, it is important for you to understand that it is never about elements but about an ecosystem.

Understand the typography

Something as simple as a font makes all the difference in the design. Designers spent quite a lot of time in understanding the fonts, the psychology the emotions it evokes, and the way it connects with users, above everything the way in which it fits with the brand philosophy.

Although it might seem trivial, it is strongly suggested that you spend a lot of time understanding the fact that will go along with your front end. Also, it is important to ensure that while the fonts do not look out of place, it would be good for the funds to look similar but not congruent.

Avoid tunnel vision

Maybe minimalism might be an accepted school of thinking in a lot of ways but it doesn’t essentially with respect to design all the time. It is better not to confine your focus to a single detail. It is rather recommended that you make the focal aspect stand out from the rest of the crowd.

Always think about design as a user-facing aspect than thinking about it as a skill-set of your own. Taking a screenshot of the app or web interface and then designing the elements in accordance with what the user sees would be a good idea to ensure that all the elements involved fall in place!


Define the hierarchy

Just like a human being, it is important to understand the relationships between the elements involved in the grand scheme of design. For a user, it’s just about the app going with their intuitive flow. The front-end designer has the responsibility to understand the psychology of the user and play along, so the users not only find it easy to use the app but also enjoyable.

Tinder is a great example of how a simple novelty in the UI in line with intuitiveness can go a long way. How exciting it is to ‘swipe’ right or left rather than ‘click’ on accept or reject?

Understand white spaces and negative spaces

When it comes to design, there are always spaces where you do nothing but they do convey something – in fact, a lot! It would be a good practice to take care of the white spaces an the negative spaces. It is good to give a declutters and defined look to your app. At the same time, your app shouldn’t be so ‘decluttered’ that it feels empty.

Also, negative spaces can be effectively used to convey a hidden or direct information. The logo of Yoga Australia is an amazing example of how negative spaces can work wonders.

Conclusion

In the words fo Neil Armstrong, it might be one small download for a user but one giant endeavour for the designer. Front-end app development companies need to ensure that all the aspects of design are perfectly understood, so it doesn’t only delight their client, but also the clients of their clients!