Component-based / modular web design

8 Mar 2023
7 Apr 2024

Web design is an ever-evolving practice where technology and methods are constantly improving and adapting. One of the latest buzzwords in web design is "component-based" or "modular" web design.

What is component-based/modular web design?

Traditional web design involves creating a full design and layout for a website or application, designing each page individually, and thinking about the specific functions to include on each page. Component-based and modular web design takes a different approach.

Component-based and modular web design is about designing individual components that can be used across an entire website or application. These components can include buttons, forms, navigation, maps, design components, and much more. By creating these individual components, you can create a more flexible and reusable way to design an entire website or application. It is based on the thinking behind modular design in other industries

Benefits of component-based and modular web design

  • Efficiency - By designing components instead of full designs, you can save time and resources. Components can be reused across different pages and applications, which means you don't have to design everything from scratch every time.
  • Consistency - By using the same components across a website or application, you can ensure that the design is consistent and professional.
  • Flexibility - If you decide to change a design element, you can easily change it on all pages and applications where the component is used.
  • Works perfectly with modern drag and drop editors.

Illustration of component-based web design

SaaS systems vs. Open source

While there are many different ways to create components, there are two major types of web design systems: SaaS (Software as a Service) and open source. SaaS systems are online-based and give you access to a range of tools and features, and there are good opportunities to use specially designed components in many of them. Open-source systems, such as WordPress, are free to use but require more technical knowledge and skills - and can often be limited in their drag and drop editors.

Why component-based / modular web design?

One of the biggest arguments for using component-based and modular web design is that it makes it easy to create responsive websites and applications. With components, you can easily customize each element to fit perfectly on different screen sizes and devices. This can save you time and resources compared to creating a full design for each screen size and device, which can take considerably longer.

Another advantage of using components is that they can be used in modern drag and drop editors in SaaS systems. These editors make it easy to drag and drop your components and build them into your website or application. This can make the design process much faster and more efficient, as you can see how your components function in real time.

Finally, component-based and modular web design allows for more flexibility and customization. If you want to create a new website or application, you can easily use your existing components instead of having to create everything from scratch. This can save you time and resources and ensure that your design is consistent and professional across different pages and applications.

Flex4B as a great option

If you are looking for a SaaS system that supports component-based design, then the Flex4B system is a great option. In Flex4B CMS, you can get your components directly into the drag and drop editor and easily use them on all the pages you create - whether you only have a CMS, or whether you also have a webshop, ticket system, or season pass system.

With component-based web design, you get a much nicer page that works better on all devices, and there is a much more modern design process offered by Flex4Business that can help or that you can run yourself if you have in-house designers.

Contact Flex4Business without obligation to learn more about the possibilities.

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