Everything you need to know to get a functional and appealing website development.

Hiring web developers to build your company’s website is no easy task. Developers are literally what make your website a success or a failure, so the right team is critical to online success.

When searching for candidates online, you will notice that there are a significant amount of specialized roles in the field of web development, professionals with more and less experience, and widely varying budgets.

Among the candidates is the full stack developer, which is a job type that you should know and consider when building a team for your website development.

Therefore, in this article, we discuss what is front-end, back-end, and full-stack developers; how you can benefit from an experienced team for website development, and why MD3 STUDIO is the right choice to develop your online communication.

What is a full-stack developer?

A full-stack developer is someone who works on both the front end (the interface) and the back end (the internal operation) of a website or web application. They have a comprehensive understanding of the technologies that made up a web-based system. They can effectively plan, execute, and troubleshoot Web-based projects.

To better understand what a full-stack developer actually does, it is necessary to understand the front-end and back-end separately.

What does a front-end developer do?

A front-end developer works on the front end of a website or application. The front end is the part of your website or application that users see and interact with. Through the front end of your website, your visitors can get information, interact with elements of the web pages, and send messages or submit forms.

To build the front end, most developers use these three languages:

  • HTML compiles and organizes all the content on a web page, including text, images, links, buttons, and more.
  • CSS determines the look and feel of web pages, from colors to fonts to the layout of the entire page. CSS interacts with HTML to create visually appealing websites.
  • JavaScript enables the most interactive features of websites. You can create an acceptable website with just HTML and CSS, but if you want to add more than just static content, you must use JavaScript.

These languages run in the user’s web browser, so they are called “client-side” languages.

Front-end developers (and full-stack developers) have a thorough knowledge of these languages and rely on UI designers to create a captivating layout.

What does a back-end developer do?

A back-end developer is responsible for the part of the website that visitors don’t see – the back end. Back-end developers write code that runs on the Web server for functions such as storing and delivering content, communicating with other applications through APIs, and other important tasks that users don’t need to see.

Back-end developers specialize in one or more server-side programming languages, such as PHP, Python, or Java. In addition, they can create and manage databases to store all website information. This requires knowledge of a specialized database language, such as SQL and MongoDB.

What does a full-stack developer do?

A full-stack developer is a hybrid of front-end and back-end developer roles. They contribute to all aspects of the web development process, from creating interaction methods to programming server-side functions.

All full-stack developers are proficient in client-side languages (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) and at least one server-side programming language.

They are not experts in all Web-based technologies – after all, there are too many! Instead, they tend to focus on a specific type. For example, a full-stack programmer might specialize in the popular full-stack model – LAMP, which consists of four items:

  1. Linux is an operating system.
  2. Apache is a software for running Web servers.
  3. MySQL is a database management system.
  4. PHP/Python/Pearl, all server-side languages that send information between the web browser and the web server.

A full-stack developer can be an asset to a web development team. Their general knowledge helps them optimize performance, detect problems before they occur, and help team members understand the different parts of your web service with their technical communication skills.

Your skills and knowledge tie the entire operation together.

Discover all the technologies we use at MD3 & STUDIO.

Why is the STUDIO team the right one for web development?

For the STUDIO team, a website should work as a digital business card for a brand or company. It is important, then, that it should be attractive and have all the essential information.

Our know-how and vast experience combined with talented professionals provide you with a complete service that ranges from written content to innovative design, the development of custom websites, and the management of your brand’s marketing.

In every client project, we put the client’s needs first and form dedicated internal teams with designers, front-end, back-end, and full-stack developers, marketers, project managers, and photographers, among other talents.

Here are 6 essential items to make your website stand out from the competition 👇

01. Communication Strategy

We start by outlining a communication strategy that respects the brand identity. A website is a communication channel between brands and potential customers, so it is essential that the website design respects the brand manual: visual elements, fonts, logos, color scheme, and text content in line with the brand personality.

02. Simple and intuitive navigation

An institutional website should be designed for user experience. So all essential information should be simple and intuitive so that visitors can easily find what they are looking for.

03. Responsive design

Our websites are responsive, which means that they are adapted to all types of devices: computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Everyone who accesses our websites, from any location or device, is guaranteed a good browsing experience.

04. Quality Images and Animations

An attractive website must have quality animations and images. In addition, the images are worked on in terms of SEO, such as images with alternative text based on keywords. This process is essential for the recognition of the website by search engines like Google.

05. Contacts 

We never forget the page for contacts and clickable links to the brand’s social networks. The purpose of a website is to attract a potential customer to purchase a product or service. In that sense, the user should easily find your email, phone number, and your social networks to get in touch.

06. Quality content and maintenance

A website should contain useful and accessible information on every page. It is therefore important to work on content marketing and adopt copywriting that captures the user’s attention.

Finally, a website that is forgotten on the web will not attract new customers. In short, a website doesn’t have to be a finished product, it needs updates, maintenance, and growth.

Now that you know our checklist – 6 essential items for developing a website – it’s time to choose the best partner for your project.

Talk to us about developing your website for you and visit our blog – digitalmagazine.pt – to be up to date with all the news and communication tips.