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Traditional Front Technologies HTML & CSS vs Angular

Sergey

Sergey Ukolov

Angular Developer

Web development standards are constantly growing along with the complexity of modern technology. Front-end world surprises us with plenty of frameworks and languages to build an interface on the site. The range is too large, and it became quite problematic to select the suitable technologies for interface building. Like many other developers, your eyes can catch the popular, proven and reliable Bootstrap and Foundation frameworks. However, new, but not so well-known frameworks and languages can be much more suitable for your needs. Today we are going to open the door of front-end technologies wider.

What is a layout?

Layout is the process of writing code for a web page which is responsible for ensuring that all elements of the page are placed where they need to be. A developer creates a markup where he determines places for every element of the site (header, footer, logo, contact information, etc). This process includes 2 steps:

1) Logical markup. At this stage, the code contains elements for the future layout.

2) Presentation markup. Here, the elements are executed in the proper form so that you can understand which part of the site this or that element is responsible for and where it should be located.

Many people know that creating a website is a complex process and consists of several stages. Typically, all large sites are created in approximately the following sequence.

First, a site layout is selected or drawn in a graphic editor, for example, Photoshop. Then this layout is converted to the html and css code which is already available for opening by the browser. This is the so-called site layout process. Now the layout that we received during the layout process needs to be filled with content and images. Finally, the last step we publish the resulting pages on the Internet.

HTML & CSS layout

HTML & CSS layout is the process of creating web site pages according to the design layout (usually a PSD file) using a special markup language code (HTML, XHTML), also consisting of cascading style sheets (CSS) connected to it and additional scripts connected (JavaScript, etc.) and objects (Flash-animation, etc.). HTML language and styles are interpreted by Internet browsers and displayed as a document (site page) in a form convenient for customers.

The table layout of the site (HTML) is the structure of the site page which is presented in the form of a table. Each page element is one or more table cells. CSS handles the look of a web page. Using CSS, you can control the text color, font style, paragraph spacing, column sizes and layout, background images and colors used, design layouts, display options on different devices and screen sizes. CSS is easy to learn and understand, but it provides powerful control over the presentation of an HTML document. Most often, CSS is combined with HTML or XHTML markup languages.

Using a set of HTML5 + CSS3 technologies opens up a huge arsenal of software for developers, with which it has become much easier to create convenient, stylish, modern and functional web resources. If these tools were used for development, they will speed up page loading and bring a number of attractive innovations. CSS3 allows you to create a unique website design, thanks to the use of a large number of visual effects. And most importantly, you can do without using the Javascript language.

Angular layout

Previously, web pages were very simple, layout using tables. Then the block layout and the introduction of javascript on the page got developed, then javascript libraries jQuery, mootools, etc. began to appear. Then there was a need for adaptive layout. HTML5 and CSS3, preprocessors and postprocessors appeared. Angular is an open source JavaScript framework. It was created by Google to create client applications. First of all, it aims at developing SPA solutions (Single Page Application). Angular contains HTML and CSS for layout development and Javascript.

What are the differences between HTML5 & CSS vs Angular layout development

Developing site with HTML5 & CSS or Angular, it’s hard to notice differences because Angular contains HTML5 & CSS for interface construction. But there is the very language which determines Angular advantage – Javascript. This language serves to perform animations, hoovers, moving from page to page, etc. With Angular site stops being static.

HTML5 & CSS vs Angular site development comparison table

CriteriaHTML5 & CSSAngular
Templatesavailableavailable
Codesimple

no need in comments

more difficult

documentation and comments are needed

Site featuresit just shows textsany functionality
Simplicitysimple

so it’s SEO-friendly

complicated

so it’s a bit SEO-friendly

Flexibilityhard to customize, maintaineasy

if you have Angular knowledge

Site Speedfasterslower

because of Javascript

Developer’s skillsbasicadvanced
Serversimple static simple static

BUT if it’s Angular Universal, you need Angular JS

Testingcould be automatically testedcould be automatically tested
Development costcheaper

because of basic functionality

more expensive

but gives a wide range of functions and opportunities

Is it Correct to Compare PHP vs Angular.Js?

The answer is obvious: NO. Why? PHP is on the back-end side when Angular is on the front-end one. When PHP aim to work on databases and server side, Angular is used to build interface of the site. These technologies aren’t birds of a feather.

Summary – What to choose HTML5 & CSS or Angular in 2019

Choosing technologies for your site development, you should rely on your needs and budget. HTML5 and CSS layout is cheaper and faster but it won’t give you advanced functionality which can influence customer engagement and retention. Angular development needs an experienced developer and a bigger budget but it can open a wide array of functions for your site and increase its stability. Analyze your business requirements and possible risks for the site and make a choice. Multi-Programming Solutions can help to estimate your site efficiency and recommend the most suitable front-end solution to use. Our developers have a imposing experience in HTML5, CSS and Angular development and are sure that every business deserves the best functionality!

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