5 key aspects concerning web application design #Nuneaton
Web applications (internet) are complex projects, similar to mobile applications. Below, we have prepared a list of five important aspects to consider when planning, estimating, and implementing a project.
1. Creating a brief for web application
The brief (specification) allows for a precise definition of the application's purpose and a list of all the features it should have. The specification helps to define the desired functionality of the application and establish a clear plan for its development. A well-prepared specification significantly improves work organisation and helps eliminate errors during the planning stage. Furthermore, it allows for accurate budget estimation and time planning for web application development.
2. Technologies used to develop web apps
Based on the type of application, its purpose, and the budget, we suggest selecting technologies that we believe will work best for the project. The most important factors to consider are performance, functionality, flexibility, scalability, and future growth potential. To avoid issues with future updates and expansion, we generally recommend using popular or emerging solutions such as Vue.js, React.js, Laravel, Django, TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, which are well-supported by their creators.
3. Web apps performance
The loading time of a web application is primarily determined by its performance and the computational power of the server. When the processes performed by the application are not adequately optimised, it can impose a significant load on the server. The best approach to avoid performance issues is to design an appropriate application structure and analyse data handling costs.
4. Web application interface design
In addition to functionality, the visual design of the web application is crucial. The interface should be intuitive and user-friendly. Besides an attractive and readable appearance, it's essential to ensure responsiveness, which means proper display on devices with different screen sizes (laptop, tablet, smartphone).
When designing web applications, we commonly follow the Scrum/Agile methodology, which allows for efficient and flexible project management. We start by discussing all planned features of the web application, enabling the creation of a specification and setting priorities for the project. Then, we divide the project into several stages, during which we add new features to the application. After each stage, we review the implemented changes with the technical team and the application owner, and we set further development goals.