In the world of web graphic design, it is common to come across the debate regarding web graphic design frameworks. Are frameworks a useful tool for experienced web developers, or is it a curse when they make websites look just like everyone else’s?
Nowadays, practically every website makes use of a ready template that may have been created or downloaded over the internet. Creating a website completely from scratch is a rarity and has been deemed to be mostly inefficient in going about creating a web graphic design. However, if it was done from scratch, a designer can gain a deeper understanding of a website’s structure and design and at the same time, to easily manipulate the website to fit the client’s needs.
Below is a list of other advantages of using frameworks in web graphic design.
Increased development speed
Creating a website from scratch can take time ranging from a couple of hundreds of hours to days, or even weeks, but using a ready framework can cut that time down and complete a website’s groundwork in mere minutes. Developing a website using a framework makes it a lot easier which in turn makes it a lot faster to complete. Also, if developing a website is done with a team, it is guaranteed that your whole team would have the exact same code, making collaborative work easier and more efficient.
One benefit of using a popular framework is that, throughout the years, numerous iterations have been released thanks to the testing done by those who make use of said framework. The community using that particular framework would end up thoroughly testing it for any bugs whether voluntarily or involuntarily.
Easy to use
One of the best things about using a framework is that the developer need not necessarily be an expert web developer to be able to incorporate the framework into a website. Frameworks give inexperienced developers the ability to create the websites they want without having to master every single aspect of web development.