Tools we use for frontend web development

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HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is a programming language used for describing the structure of information presented on a web page. Yalantis uses the latest version of HTML — HTML5 — which has new elements and attributes for creating web apps more easily and effectively. The main advantage that HTML5 is that it has audio and video support, which wasn’t included in previous versions of HTML.

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a style sheet language that describes the look and formatting of a document written in HTML. CSS is used for annotating text and embed tags in styled electronic documents.

At Yalantis, we use CSS3 (the latest working version of CSS) along with HTML5. Unlike earlier versions of CSS, CSS3 supports responsive design, allowing website elements to respond differently when viewed on devices of different sizes. CSS3 is also split into lots of individual modules, both enhancing its functionality and making it simpler to work with. In addition, animations and 3D transformations work better in CSS3.

JavaScript (or simply JS) is the third main technology for building the frontend of a web app. JavaScript is commonly used for creating dynamic and interactive web pages. In other words, it enables simple and complex web animations, which greatly contribute to a positive user experience. Check out our article on using web animations to create user-friendly apps for more on this topic. JavaScript is also actively used in many non-browser environments, including on web servers and in databases.

TypeScript is a JavaScript superset that we often include in our frontend toolkit. TypeScript enables both a dynamic approach to programming and proper code structuring thanks to the use of type checking. This makes it a perfect fit for developing complex, multi-tier projects.

Frontend frameworks

Frontend frameworks are packages with prewritten, standardized code structured in files and folders. They provide developers with a foundation of pretested, functional code to build on along with the ability to change the final design. Frameworks help developers save time as they don’t need to write every single line of code from scratch. Yalantis has chosen React for frontend web development, as this JavaScript library is perfect for building user interfaces. We also have mastered Angular and use it if a client prefers.
 
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