Angular, React, ExtJS are among the most popular frameworks for building applications. But the main question here is whether you really need to use React or Angular when you could do everything using a much simpler HTML or CSS? 

Most of the projects can be done without Angular, React or Vue.js. Most of us are used to thinking of an application as a “use case”. Using modern and elegant front-end frameworks won’t fulfill in identifying use case. Let’s come back to the main question here, do you really need a front-end framework? 

Well, the answer is no, if you are focusing on the features side. But on the other hand, if you focus on User Experience (UX), then you should be going for a front-end framework.

Let’s dive into the different levels of front-end technologies –

  • HTML/CSS – Static rendering, CSS style and animations, limited validation.
  • JQuery – Dynamic controls, dynamic validation.
  • Angular/React – Conditional animations, theming, bindings, client-side model. 

Any of the above technologies can be used to present the data from the back-end. 

Different levels of User Experience – 

  • With HTML/CSS you can write a form using <form>
  • With Javascript and JQuery – we do the same but with more validation and more dynamic controls. 
  • Angular/React – Again, the above two steps are repeated here but it’ll be more dynamically validated. 

This comes to the conclusion that choosing a front-end technology doesn’t just depend on the features you want to provide but the User Experience you want the user to have. Read on for more insights on User Experience and choosing the right front-end application for your project.


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