AngularJS and Bootstrap CSS: Single Page Applications and Responsive Web Design

An old saying, “the first impression is the last impression” certainly holds true in the business world. Even when you provide quality services to your customers, if the impression of your website is poor, your business will be affected. Impressions matter to your customers  and in today’s world, your website is your calling card in many cases.

The era of static websites and apps are replaced by the dynamic and they have become one of the best ways to boost any business. People want to move quickly through any website with fast processing speed.

In 2009, Google introduced a new application, AngularJS, and it changed the field of website development. As we mentioned in the introductory blog in this series, it is a structural framework of dynamic web-apps. Developers love it and it works for an array of website building projects.

Angular shortens the HTML code of a website and merges all the web pages into the single page application. Single page applications are currently the most popular sites as they reduce the HTML code and are not a burden on the browser, even as it quickly loads the other pages of the site. It is an open source, high-level web application framework that is particularly developed for business owners to improve the quality and functionality of the website.  

The goal of the AngularJS is to simplify the application development and testing based on the client side with rich internet application components through the single page application (SPA). The SPA converts the website into the best quick and responsive website. Angular reduces the browsing load from both server and client end. The exact state or layout of a website remains the same and uses the code of the index page for the layout to load once. When the user wants to visit another page on the same website, only the data from the new page will be loaded while the layout remains. The function of the single page application is the same as the applications used in smartphones and tablets. The applications load quickly and in the same layout in smartphones and tablets. 

With a single page application, business owners can create a quick and responsive website, which can be particularly appealing to businesses with e-commerce sites. The products are loaded quickly along with the online transaction pages with fewer loads on both the client and the server side. The two-way data bandwidth is saved and, most importantly, millions of users can visit the website simultaneously without any timeout of the server.

Benefits of AngularJS Single Page Applications:

• Two-way data binding

• Templates

• Full testing environment for developers

• Strong server communication from client end

• Deep-linking of web pages

• De-coupling client side and server side

• Model view controller (MVC)

• Easy to adopt for the User Interface (UI) developer

• Strong community

Since Google developed the Angular application for business owners all over the world for the quick loading of the web pages and faster transactions, the single page application has become the best way for quick, responsive websites. Not yet convinced of the benefits? Stop back next week when we talk about Angular and Web API by ASP.NET and how they can work really well together.

Posted on June 26, 2015 and filed under AngularJS.