What is Frontend Development?
Frontend development is all about what the users see on their screen when they open a website or an application. It is the client side development works where data is converted into a graphical interface such that the users can easily get the look and feel of any given website.
Bringing the designs to life as they are is an important part of a frontend developers job, and they get to be the first ones to do debugging of the products before they push the stuff to the users. Delivering responsive solutions to the customers is also a key job for any given developer.
Accessibility and performance are two important goals for any frontend developer, where they use available tools and techniques.
How does frontend development work?
Which companies can choose this service from Saypr?
Any company that needs a website or a web application can get this service from Saypr. The process goes like this; they approach us stating their intent to get a new website for their business. We book a meeting with them to learn what led them to require a new website, and we try to get as much information about their business and their competitors, what they like and what not. Then we internally decide on which technology and which platforms best suit their needs and prepare them a proposal which explains the options they have, and the steps to be taken if they accept and decide to move on with us.
Then we book brainstorming and ideation sessions with them, where we further investigate their problems and challenges. Then our designers create a mood board and we decide on the styles with the client. Then the UX team starts their work, trying to come up with the best user experiences and an easy to use solution. At this point, our UI designers start their visual designs and the prototyping people do their magic and create a rapid prototype of the most important features, and in a way where the client can get the chance to view the feel of what's going to be built for them. This will give a good insight of the product and if there is anything that they are not happy with, then this is the place to modify things.
After the prototyping is over and everything is clear, the UI team finalises the designs, and the development team starts developing the project according to the specifications.
The frontend devs bring life to the visual designs via the use of the frontend technologies. They work hand in hand with the backend devs and finally complete all the integrations and prepare the product to the client.
Small to medium size companies
The only thing that is different when it comes to the frontend development of a small to medium size company to a large company is the budget they have. Other than that, everything remains the same.
With a smaller budget spared for a website, smaller companies have to think more on how to spend their money. They need to have priority lists of the features that they want in their website. We help such companies by guiding them to what is an absolute necessity and what is a ‘good to have’ feature, this way we can tailor them the best website in terms of design and development.
In order to get the most out of their money, we might need to do a bit more research on giving them a little bit more alternatives to choose from, in an attempt to reduce the price. Up until now, since Saypr was founded, we helped guide our clients to the best alternatives and they all ended up being satisfied.
Trying to reduce the price for a smaller company just to enable them to have a website or a product that will fulfil their needs does not mean cutting down on the quality of works, rather it is choosing more appropriate and less pricey alternatives to do the same job. It might also mean guiding the client to less expensive and more appropriate solutions that will do their job.
Large size companies
Larger companies have the budget to act more freely when deciding on what goes into their website or product, but a problem with larger companies that we often need to overcome is the number of people that get involved in the decision making process. Everyone has his/her opinion on what technologies to use, or they all have a friend that has told them to use some technology that they have tried. But this is not the behaviour to take the whole process forward. Deciding on what technology to use and what features to add into the website or product, will be decided on after the initial meetings, where they state their requirements and expectations from the outcome.
How much will front-end development cost your company?
Like most services in this industry, pricing frontend development depends on the amount of time and resource that goes into the whole process. This can only be determined accurately once the specifications and requirements of the client is fully discussed and understood. Then we can dive in and divide the project into smaller chunks whose design and development durations and costs can easily be determined.
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