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July, 2022
By Irine Gamkrelidze

The "Holy Trinity" of the front-end development

The "Holy Trinity" of the front-end development

Front-end web development sometimes referred to as client-side development, is the process of creating HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for a website or Web application so that a user can view and interact with it directly. The difficulty with front-end development is that the tools and techniques used to produce the front end of a website change all the time, necessitating the developer's ongoing awareness of how the field evolves. Website design guarantees that when people visit the site, they view material in an easy-to-read and relevant style. So let's discuss the three main components of front-end development.

HTML provides the foundation for a website's structure, which is then expanded and adjusted using CSS and JavaScript.

Presentation, formatting, and layout are all controlled by CSS.

JavaScript is used to regulate how specific components behave.

Javascript

Every time a web page does more than just sit there and display static material for you to look at — presenting timely content updates, interactive maps, dynamic 2D/3D visuals, scrolling video jukeboxes, and so on — you can know that JavaScript is involved. JavaScript is a versatile programming language that may be used to do a variety of tasks on a website. For starters, it is responsible for the site's overall interactivity. Image sliders, pop-ups, site navigation mega menus, form validations, tabs, accordions, and other complex UI components are all feasible with JavaScript.

It can also do more delicate operations. For example, you could click a checkbox on a form, and a pop-up appears asking you another question, depending on the checkbox you picked. It adds capabilities to the site that would otherwise be impossible to provide with just HTML and CSS. JavaScript enables websites to respond to user actions and dynamically update their content without requiring a page reload.

HTML

The backbone of every website creation process is HyperText Markup Language (HTML), without which a web page would not exist. Hypertext refers to writing that contains links, also known as hyperlinks. When a person clicks on a hyperlinked word or phrase, it takes them to another web page. Text may be converted into graphics, tables, links, and other forms using a markup language.

The HTML code creates a broad structure for how the site will appear. Tim Berners-Lee is the creator of HTML. HTML5 is the most recent version of HTML, which was released by the W3C in 2014. This version includes new and more efficient methods for dealing with components like video and audio files.

CSS

CSS, as previously said, is a language for determining how documents are shown to users, including how they are formatted, laid out, and so on. A document is often a text file formatted using a markup language – the most prevalent markup language is HTML, although other markup languages such as SVG or XML may also be used. Presenting a document to a user entails transforming it into a format that your audience can understand. Browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, and Edge are designed to graphically show content on a computer screen, projector, or printer.

CSS is divided down into modules since there are so many things you can customize with it. As you browse MDN, you'll see references to various modules, and many of the documentation pages are arranged around a certain module.

Conclusion

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are the three primary languages used by front-end developers to create websites. The programming language is JavaScript, and we utilize HTML to organize the site and CSS to design and layout the web page. CSS, on the other hand, has evolved into more than just a design language in recent years. CSS may really be used to create animations and seamless transitions. CSS may also be used to conduct some rudimentary programming. For example, when you use media queries, you may establish various style rules for different types of displays (resolutions).

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are the main languages of front-end development. We hope this article shone some light on why this trio is referred to as "The holy trinity" of front-end development.


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