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What does back end and front end mean in web?

they told me that social media sites have back end and front end.

9/11/2018 9:24:05 AM

Kijjambu Mahadi

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"Front end" is the casual term for client-side (so of your tags, HTML CSS and JavaScript). "Back end" is the casual term for server-side (so, of your tags, PHP). Graphics is generally thought to go best with client-side, but it depends on which aspects we're talking about. There are already similar (if not identical) questions posted. You can find the answers using the search bar. One example: https://www.sololearn.com/Discuss/1125430/?ref=app There are also helpful images available via search engine. Please help keep the quality of posts high in this section of the forum, SoloLearn servers uncluttered, and app latency low by reviewing the following: https://www.sololearn.com/Blog/38/8-simple-rules-to-get-help-from-the-community/ Be sure not to miss the link to the Community Guidelines toward the bottom of the article. Happy coding! P.S. Please see the following post for a humorous interpretation (but still an earnest plea). https://www.sololearn.com/post/10362/?ref=app


Basically: front-end is how it looks, back-end is how it works :)


As an additional, "full-stack" would be both at same time.


Janning⭐ well explanation 👏👏🔥


Good question Thanks for the information 💗


Front end is is the look of webpage. Front end is UI by which a user can interact to it. Back end is the process running on server when u works on a website. It is the working of a website.


Alexander Santos What I mean is that this question already exist. So no need to explain it furtherly because she/he (janning) already linked the existing question. :)


Simply said, front end is the UI that user interacts with(client), and the back end is everything running on the server(server)[requests, databases and others]


Front End is client side, Back End server side


Suppose you open your Facebook. Whatever you see on the screen whether it's your profile picture, news posts, friend's information a, all these things comes under front end domain. While the process through which you got login in Facebook or open your friend's photo or even different news posts that you see every time you reload the page, all these are done through back end. I hope I was able to make it clear.


Kuba Siekierzyński's answer is straight to the point and easy to understand. This should be the best answer.


Sleepy Koala i consider Janning's a best answer. The definition by Kuba is incomplete, but easier to understand. Though, a complete definition is always nice, as on exams this can make you get errors on a basic thing


Yeah, i agree xD


front-end is how it looks, back-end is how it works


Thanks for repeating the first post? (It's one way to think about it, but not quite that simple. There are plenty of things that can happen client-side that won't create a visual manifestation and contributes to how the website works.)


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