Websites are primarily informational and are defined by their content; web applications, on the other hand, are primarily focussed on allowing its users to perform actions. The content of a web application is dynamic, changes according to user interaction, and requires user input and subsequent data processing to fulfill its function. Through their dynamic approach, web applications represent the future compared to traditional static content websites.

A blog or a company website, for example, classify as a “website,” for they display the same content to all of their visitors. However, a spreadsheet, a mail client, or a company dashboard all classify as a “web application,” for they processes individual data inputs and user permissions, and show information depending on a range of input criteria.

What are the web app programming languages?

The main programming languages that are used for web applications are JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. These work together with other related frameworks for the front-end, because they rely on their user’s web browser to render the complete interface. Most applications are dynamic in nature and require additional server-side processing. This is done through any of the back-end programming languages or frameworks such as PHP, Laravel, NodeJS, and ASP.NET.