How To Find The Right Web Development Framework Based on Your Website Size

by Dan Irascu

How To Find The Right Web Development Framework Based on Your Website Size

One can no longer talk about web development without frameworks nowadays. Because the standards of web application has been rising throughout the years, the complexity of technology needed has risen accordingly. Luckily, there are sets which include resources and tools available for software developers to help them both build and manage web applications. The so called web development frameworks.

There are two types of frameworks, front-end and back-end frameworks. Listed below are the differences between the two.

 

Front-end Frameworks

Back-end Frameworks

The frontend is the part of the website the users see.

Backend refers to the background functioning of the sites.

Also known as client-side frameworks

Also known as Server side frameworks

Involves UI-UX designing, SEO optimization, performance and scalability enhancing, creating reusable templates

Involves database management, security, URL routing, designing site architecture, the server handling

Frontend Languages – HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery

Backend Languages – Python, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, .NET

Frontend Frameworks- React, Vue, BootStrap, Ember, Angular

Backend frameworks- Django, Ruby On Rails, Express, Spring, ASP.NET Core

Front end frameworks provide pre-written code snippets, reusable templates, integrable elements and manage user interaction

Database manipulation, user authorization, privacy encryptions, reusable components are some benefits of using backend frameworks

Based on objective criteria and web development trends, here is the list of the most popular web development frameworks in 2022:

  • Angular (Frontend)

  • Vue.Js (Frontend)

  • React (Frontend)

  • jQuery (Frontend)

  • Ember (Frontend)

  • Django (Backend+Frontend)

  • Ruby on Rails (Backend)

  • Laravel (Backend)

  • Express.JS (Backend)

  • Flask (Backend)

But we're not saying this only based on trends. The numbers also say it. The table below is the result of a recent survey among web developers that were asked about what Framework do they use.

The web development survey results reveal that React.Js is the most popular web development framework in 2022

 

All the frameworks listed above are used for web development. Django and Angular however, are favoured the most due to their wide ranged capabilities to create dynamic web applications.
These frameworks can be combined with each other as well, creating interesting digital solutions.
For example, React and Express.JS can easily be combined. This is because of the following reasons:

  • They are both JavaScript Languages that can be executed on both client-side as well as server-side.

  • Express is build on NodeJS which uses the speed optimized V8 engine to address bulk requests that are handled through call back functions to ensure quantity and quality.

  • Developers can run the React code directly in the NodeJS environment.

  • The React DOM has components specially designed to work with NodeJS, which reduce lines of code, making server-side rendering comparably easy.

Another popular duo is Laravel and Vue. Even though they are based on two different programming languages, they correspond nicely with each other. With a few data requests to Laravel, Vue will handle all activities without reloading the page. This results in the perfect user experience.
React native is built on ReactJS. Combining React native with Django is great for developers who are looking for cross-platform compliance. Web applications that are meant to run on various platforms can be build with the least amount of code using these two frameworks, combined to other frameworks. Furthermore, this combination is perfect for all enterprises.

Due to the ability to quickly scale up or down the amount of traffic, depending on the goals, this combination is perfect for either small, medium or large enterprises.
Furthermore, Django supports the plugging-in of other frameworks. Since some organizations prefer the use of more frameworks, this combination fulfils their needs as well. Lastly, an application build on React native and Django is very cost-effective. 

Web Development Frameworks for Different Website Sizes

There are three different sizes in which web applications can be categorized.

  • Small, such as portfolios

  • Medium, such as web stores

  • Large, such as social platforms or on-demand apps

The bigger the project, the bigger the complexity of the build. It is important to find frameworks that are able to handle the complexity and therefore are fitting to the project. If you want to build a web application that has to be launched quickly into the market, you should pick a framework that help you speed up the development process. For example, Express, Laravel, React and Angular are preferred for faster projects.

Furthermore, depending on the size of the project, different frameworks are used. As can be seen below, Angular is mostly used for projects with high traffic.

w3tehcs report for web frameworks based on website size and traffic

There is no one size fits all. Therefore, it is important to look at your goals and desires for your project before you pick your desired framework. Like mentioned before, there are front-end and back-end frameworks and combinations of both. Furthermore, frameworks can be combined with each other. To look at which framework you should look, one must determine the size, traffic goals and the speed of how quickly the web application should go live.

It takes a lot of time to get familiar with each framework. Luckily, there are multiple web development companies which you can use to fulfil your project.

Web Development Prices in the United States and Europe

Based on TechBehemoths company stats, agencies charge different prices based on location. As can be seen in the table below, the average web development agency in America costs around $70 per hour. Nevertheless, There are multiple companies that offer their services for $30 per hour as well. Meaning there ought to be a company perfect for your project out there.

The average cost in London is a little higher. As can be seen below, the majority of agencies charge between $150-$250 per hour. Nevertheless, there are multiple companies that offer their services in London for less than $150 per hour.

The last comparison we make is with Germany. Most company charge here, like in the USA, $70,- per hour. Nevertheless, over 200 companies listed on TechBehemoths in Germany have an hourly rate between $30 and $70 dollars.

Conclusion

There are multiple frameworks both on front-end as back-end. Like mentioned before, different frameworks can fit towards your project. Luckily there are multiple agencies that can help ranging from a diversity of prices. To find the right company for your project, check TechBehemoths and find the perfect fit for your project.

Dan Irascu

Marketing Department

Researching, analyzing, and writing insightful stuff is what I do for a long time now at Mobiteam. At TechBehemoths, I put all my experience and knowledge work for IT companies and businesses and help them reach each other.