Metronic focuses mainly on the development of Dashboards or Administration Panels but what exactly are Dashboards and Admin Panels?
Today we discuss on the importance of Web Applications and the inner workings that keeps it interactive, optimized and responsive even when the users are managing their applications behind the scenes.
What is a Web App?
Web Applications are smart and responsive websites that integrate a backend framework to their easily manage website content. Web applications could range a Content Management System (CMS) like WordPress or an eCommerce framework that allows product management and payment gateways.
The FrontEnd is controlled by the Backend which usually comes with a Framework like WordPress, Magento or Drupal. These backend Frameworks controls the FrontEnd content by integrating the server MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, MongoDB or PostgreSQL database where all the FrontEnd content is stored on the server along with a user interface for the web administrator to navigate through the Framework to complete his/her daily tasks. These backend user interfaces are commonly known as “Dashboards”.
However, some frameworks either do not have a backend dashboard or does not have a responsive or optimized dashboard. This is a common issue that will definitely reduce the web administrator’s productivity and efficiency. This is even more common when projects were created with their own custom backend framework based on tailor-made requirements for developing their Web Application.
How to Create an App?
When creating a web application or an online app, the developer will have to first plan out his backend development first. For example, how the application should work and what data will it need to store in the server database and file systems, how many users will be needed to maintain the Web-based Application and more. Dashboards can be developed using Bootstrap, AngularJS, .NET, Ruby, Python, Perl, Java, HTML, PHP, SCSS, jQuery or more. Once this plan is completed, only then will the development move on to planning how the frontend will look like.
Developing a web application can take from 6 weeks to 6 months or more depending on the complexity of the framework and with today’s ever-growing time sensitive business markets, projects like this are usually not given enough time to developers to fully flesh out their ideas and plans. Therefore the first thing that usually gets cut from develop will be the dashboard’s user experience.
How Admin Theme Helps?
This is where Metronic comes in. With Metronic, you will be given access to a fully Responsive Dashboard / Admin Panel with over 1500 different functions and features to cater to any tailor-made framework available. Metronic even utilizes the most up-to- date web standards from Bootstrap, AngularJS, SCSS, HTML5, jQuery, AJAX and even supports RTL (Right-to- Left) reading web applications.
Since Metronic is a HTML5 admin theme, it’s build with easy flexibility and customization in mind in order to allow all developers from any project to easily and simply integrate Metronic into their custom frameworks. We also understand that sometimes the Dashboard will also require some creative touch to clearly identify 1 backend framework from another. Therefore, Metronic also provides 7 dashboard layouts that can also be easily customized.
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Each layout comes with a different set of design functions and features. For example, each header is distinctively different from one another. Metronic also allows developers to customize and populate their Dashboards with a huge variety of elements and components.
Here are just a small snippet of examples available within Metronic:
With Metronic, developers are able to focus their work on developing their framework to the best iteration possible along with a high quality responsive and optimized Dashboard with half the time and cost needed.
We’ve received many satisfied customers that have informed us that with Metronic, they’ve saved thousands of dollars, weeks of development time for their project and even reduce stress and headaches for their team. It’s feedbacks like this that drives us to innovate Metronic even further and to push the limits of today’s Web Application Dashboards.