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12.12.2018 / 18:31

What are the types of web applications?

Though the mobile use is still growing beyond the web, online web experience is still important. If you only start your web journey we will try to build a bridge between you and web development. Let's have a look on types of web applications.

Initially, all the web applications can be divided into two groups - static and dynamic.

Static Web Application

Static apps are distinguished from other types of web by simplicity of development. However this fact leads to inflexibility - if you want something to be changed or improved you should modify the initial code. The absence of database helps to provide the safety of the page in comparison with Dynamic. For example, 70% of WordPress sites are at risk of getting hacked because of lack of upgrading and unsafe installations.

The most popular example of Static Web is probably a landing page which could be effective for specific marketing campaigns.

Dynamic Web Application

Dynamic Web integrates all the other types of web applications by the way. Different web languages can be used developing such applications but it requires much more complex coding. Still it has a lot of advantages including simple updating of the content in comparison with Static Web. Functionality of database and Content Management Systems allow you to read, create, update and delete information.

Dynamic Web Applications, in turn, can be divided into more precise types by needful purpose.

  • Online store or e-commerce
    Every year online sales market increases by more than 20%, so if you are planning to port your store to Web, you should pay your attention on this type. E-commerce includes not only e-shops, but also booking systems. It allows you to go through suggested items, choose, order or buy them online.
  • Portal web app
    Portal web apps allow users access to various categories through the main home page. You could use ability to create your personal profile, forums to publish content, chats, access to e-mail and financial transactions.
  • Animated web app
    Such an application is built usually using Flash technology. It represents a content with different visual animated effects. As a backward here you can find problems with SEO and web positioning, so it would be not effective for start-ups and growing businesses.

Creating a web application remember that any type is still relevant and can be functional and effective for your particular purpose. And don't forget to ask yourself 5 questions while choosing a software development partner. If you are getting started with web application for your business, Exposit can help to make your experience pleasant and profitable.