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Definition of Front End
The front end is the polar opposite of the back end. Essentially, it’s a term given to the things that the user sees and interacts with on a blog or website. Right now, you are viewing the front end of a blog. The culmination of all the back end pieces working as intended (we hope!).
A lot of things come into play when you access a website to read an article or shop for products. Front-ends and back ends work together to bring you a page that looks right and works well. While a back end concentrates on the mechanics behind the scenes and is commonly manageable on a platform such as WordPress or Joomla’s ‘Dashboard’ page, a front end deals with what your readers are looking at.
A front end generally consists of two parts – the web design and web development.
Along with programming language, SEO and cross-browser compatibility are also associated with the use of front ends – image software like Photoshop and editing software such as Dreamweaver too. The power of a fully utilised front end to your website can’t be understated.
Tip: Use your front ends to create attractive and easy-to-follow content for your site. Make sure your front end is fully compatible by testing it on a range of different browsers that readers may visit from and on smartphones too.
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