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How Web Technical Decision Making Saves Time&Money?

When deciding on a technology for development, it's important to know the different frameworks that exist and consider your team's capabilities. Database-based frameworks are worthwhile when you need to update your content frequently; e-commerce frameworks are suitable for selling products; design-oriented platforms are efficient for promotional or “simple” sites; Open-source frameworks are recommended to enable more complex features. After deciding on the technology, you need to make sure your inhouse team can support this choice.

Head of Web Development, Moveo

Oct 6, 2019


Web Devolopement


minutes read

A wise technical decision can be a huge time saver. However, entrepreneurs who launch a new web application usually don’t invest enough time in a technological choice that can save them hours of development. For example, when building a website with a map showing real-time data we will use one technology, and for a back-office site in which we want to combine editable views from a database, we will use another one.

Wise decision-making requires years of experience and in-depth knowledge but knowing and understanding the technologies that exist today while considering your team capabilities can assist in determining which technology would best fit your business needs.

Get to Know The Field

Below is a brief overview of the frameworks exist for building websites, along with the advantages of each framework:

Database-based: WordPress, Drupal, Joomla

  • It’s easy to create and manage common features, content and pages thanks to a built-in dashboard
  • Worthwhile when there's a frequent change of contents and displays
  • Save time when implementing features such as chat, blog or SEO solutions

E-Commerce: Woocommerce, Shopify, Magento

  • It’s easy to manage the entire flow around online sales of products                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Most of the e-commerce frameworks include important integration options and extra features, allowing to focus on the client-side without dealing with the backend. For example, it’s easy to connect the CRM within minutes without using any code

Design oriented: Webflow, SquareSpace, Muse

  • Allow designers to export their designs directly onto a fully responsive HTML web page (with JS and CSS) without writing a single line of code
  • The exported code is clear and can be easily adjusted after exporting
  • Efficient when developing a promotional site that doesn't require complex features

Open source: Angular, React

  • Reach frameworks that include various features and options
  • Combine server-side and client-side
  • Both are efficient and enable to do more complex things

Planning Based on Your Team 

After choosing the most appropriate framework for development, it’s important to make sure your team is capable to use it. Answering the questions below can help you understand which technology is the most compatible to your business.

  1. Do I have developers that are capable to fully support the product? 
  2. Do I need a constant, full support for the product? 
  3. With which technologies my team will feel most comfortable working?

If you have a strong in-house team, in most cases the right decision would be to develop with one of the open-source frameworks - Angular or React. Any feature that WordPress or other database-based frameworks will suggest can be built with those open frameworks and will work better and faster.

As a changing field, frameworks are being updated every day. This requires to constantly be in the know and to lookout for new technologies, especially before starting to develop a new product.

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