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The world of software is now evolving with great speed. Just a couple of years ago, desktop computers and laptops were the main devices for web development implementation. Today things are completely different. Universal web apps replace the more old-fashioned desktop static pages. Why? Because they retain functionality on all devices, are based in the cloud, and in general are much more convenient to use. Some believe that browser-based web programs are being gradually replaced by mobile apps with their huge client bases. But the truth is that web apps are more alive than ever, and the demand for them is only growing now.
If you are thinking about developing a web application for your company, you probably already know that there are two basic approaches to development: single-page web apps (SPA), Multipage apps (MPA). Just like everything in our lives, both versions of designs have their advantages and disadvantages.
Before embarking on the embodiment of ideas, several important decisions must be made. To decide which web programming model suits your business, always focus on the content that your customers value more, because without a content component, you simply will not be able to attract customers to use your web products. Therefore, the most important questions at the first stage are what content you want to promote for the target audience and what is most important for them in cooperation with you.
Both SPA and MPA have their pros and cons. Let's look at the difference between these two types and try to find the right solution in the field of web programming for your company. Or you can contact us right now to discuss your project and make this choice easier with the Magora’s team.
Single-page apps work in the browser and don’t require reloading the page or loading additional pages during use. Such programs are utilised by millions of users every day, without even noticing it. The most popular examples: Gmail, GitHub, Google Maps and even Facebook.
Single-page solutions, as a rule, are highly interactive, so that the user feels that he or she is working with a desktop application: in most cases, the response to user actions is instantaneous. This SPA favorably differs from multi-page sites, where a user needs to wait for a new page to be loaded.
From the point of view of ordinary users, the main UX advantage of single-page apps is that all content is presented in an accessible and functional form, without having to jump from page to page.
Besides the main popular frameworks, the Magora’s developers are also able to develop single-page apps using ReactJS.
We use React, together with the Redux library, to build the right architecture and complex web apps, which are easily scalable.
It is also useful to know that all problems associated with the use of single-page apps are being gradually solved, since many companies, including technology corporations, encourage this form of relationship with customers on the Internet.
SPA is suitable for any business that needs to automate its processes. But for corporate websites and Internet directories, for example, it is better to use more traditional websites.
Multi-page apps work in a more traditional way. Each significant data change or uploading information back to the server results in the rendering of a new page in the browser. Multi-page solutions are obviously "heavier" than single-page applications, and are usually aimed at displaying more content. The complexity and costs of MPA programming are higher, and they require a multi-level UI design. Fortunately, now this is not such a big problem, because AJAX allows you to update only certain parts of the program, and not to transfer a bunch of data between servers and browsers.
Before making a decision to program a web application, you must first of all keep in mind the purpose of its creation.
A hybrid application is aimed at taking the best of the two worlds, while minimising the disadvantages. Technically, the hybrid application is still a SPA, but it uses the URL anchors as synthetic pages, thereby increasing the browser's built-in navigation and the functionality of the settings. If you think that your project requires the hybrid web app programming, drop us a line to arrange a call and discuss all the possibilities of this approach.
This is the most suitable option for users who need a more visually understandable interface and familiar navigation. MPA is usually created with multi-level menus and other navigation tools. Significant simplification of SEO. You can optimise every single page for the keywords you need.
Frontend and backend programming in this case are combined very closely. MPA programming is rather complicated, as it requires the use of frameworks both on the client and server side. The timing and costs of development, respectively, are not so pleasant for many companies.
Our head office is located in the center of London. Our web application programming experts are building responsive websites, e-commerce solutions and any bespoke software you may need. If you are looking for the optimum IT solution, which meets your specific needs, get in touch with us!
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