Client-side Development Frameworks

Not every web designer has the skills of a programmer, so it is sometimes difficult and time consuming to meet fancy customer specifications. For example, making a rich data grid view control literary takes months. And instead of a web designer just starting to learn how to implement such a powerful widget from scratch, they can search the web for a great UI Grid Component that could be used out of the box. If you do not know what a Data Grid widget is already – it is a powerful control for visualization data in a tabular format. It supports many functionalities like Sorting, Paging, Scrolling, Filtering, Grouping, Column Freezing and Hiding, Editing, Virtualization, and Exporting to PDF and Excel, which help in making the presentation and manipulation of data easy for the end web users.

Another example scenario is when creating charts with which the client would like to demonstrate some data analysis and reporting functionality. An already implemented and complete component like Shield UI Charts would be ideal for that job. Charts are designed to show differences in data like surveys and figures in a more aesthetically pleasing way. They show numerical figures in line or popping out of the visual representations. Since charts are used primarily in presentations for businesses and illustrate financial data, they are key components of corporate websites.

How do you choose what type of chart to use when visualizing specific data? To determine which chart is best suited must answer several questions such as:
- How many data sets will be rendered in the chart – one or more?
- How many items will be displayed in the chart?
- Will you display values over a period of time, or among items or groups?

The complete list of all chart types, filled with details about each one, can be seen on this page.

All of these different controls can be easily integrated to a single page, like an admin dashboard, to bring a complete and smooth user experience to new and existing websites. Being part of the same framework, they look the same, behave consistently and require similar configuration to be done by the web designer or developer working on the project.