Enhance User Experience With CGI and Java Script
There are so many new things in the website development. In the old days, you need to write lines of code just to get the same function that could be done with a few lines today. This kind of improvement not only makes the life of web designer happier, but also makes the users experience more intense. In several years ago, the users can’t do a free interaction with the website they visit, but today, it’s all change because of some new technologies in web developer area that called CGI and Java Script.
CGI and Java Scripts commonly used in the website to increase the user experience of particular website. Java Scripts is a script or code that could be embedded into your webpage to manipulate the browser in the client side. While in CGI, the manipulation will happen in the server before it sends back to the browser. Before we figure out about the functions of these two, let’s get some deeper information for each of them.
1. Java Script
Java Script is a very common script that being used by the web designer to enhance the user experience from the client browser. Java Script could also used to change the page elements like webpage color, or changing the display. You could also change the navigation of your browser by using this Java Script. One of many benefits of Java Script is a faster loading page. Since the changing only occurs in the client computer and don’t require any access to server, user could see the results faster. However, the data that been put in this Java Script could be manipulated easily by users and it could doubt the data validation.
Common Gateway Interface, often abbreviated as CGI, is commonly used in website pages to process the data that been inputted by the user to processed in server. One of the benefits by using CGI is that the data processing is much secure because it processed in the server. If the process happens in client computer, the data could be manipulated directly by users. However, there are also disadvantages by using CGI in your website. One of them is a loading time that lasts longer. It’s because the data that needs to be processed will be sent to the server, manipulated in there, and then sends it back to the browser. This process will take much time to complete, especially when the server is busy.
The best way to use Java Script and CGI is to combine both of them. If you want your users to put any information that you intend to put in your database, use CGI. CGI is much safer to handle the data and it could have a high security. Java Script could be used for your users convenient. For example, you could give your users the choices to change the website background or navigation easily and fast. By combining both of these tools you could create a powerful website.