AngularJS, JQuery and HTML: The UI Layer

Interactive Data Display

Clarity eCommerce | Angular User Experience


What is AngularJS?

 

Clarity eCommerce | AngularJS User ControlsHTML's main shortcoming is that it's not designed for dynamic views. AngularJS is a JavaScript MCV framework, developed by Google, that allows your static webpage to become dynamic or interactive by adding additional custom tag attributes to the standard HTML language. MCV means model-view-controller and is basically a way of calling data and representing it for the end-user. This UI script framework two-way binds data from the API to the rendered mark-up (HTML).

AngularJS is the best MCV framework with which to interact with your APIs developed in your ServiceStack layer. To put it simply, AngularJS is the middleman between your standard HTML and the API data integration end-points you've created in ServiceStack. Additionally, Angular JS is extensible and can be modified or replaced to suit development workflow or functional feature needs.

 


What is JQuery?

 

Clarity eCommerce | JQuery User ControljQuery is a JavaScript library that is feature-rich and fast. It is also lightweight, CSS3 compliant and maintains functionality across browsers. J Query's main purpose is to take interactivity a step further by providing code commands for animation, movement, and event handling; all with agility and versatility. Additionally, jQuery allows for easier document navigation and development of AJAX applications.

 


How Does This Work With HTML?

 

Clarity eCommerce | HTML User ControlHTML's greatest limitation, as mentioned above, is that it's a static page of coded text. In order to add functionality, interactivity, pull data and more, HTML needs JQuery and Angular JS. AngularJS connects to the API data endpoints, retrieves the desired data and displays it in a defined way on the HTML page. JQuery then takes this organized data and shows it to the end user (your ecommerce platform or website visitors) in a way that's both visually appealing and stimulating.

These three scripts working together constitutes the user interface (shortened as the UI). Angular JS connects to the back-end, jQuery beautifies it, and HTML renders it for display to the end-user. The three combine to form a robust, adaptable and easy to manage interface for powerful web applications that utilize native data and custom functionality.