UI components are central to any front-end project. They are the medium for effective interaction between your customer base and your app. In addition to making your app’s functionality accessible, a good UI increases user engagement. Simply put, UI components are the key to meeting your users’ expectations.
Because UI is so important, your front-end developers always need to approach UI design in a way that improves user experience. One of the best practices is to make sure you are consistent when you choose UI interface elements. This is especially true when it comes to your input controls and navigation elements. By standardizing them, you make things easier for your users — a consistent UI reduces your user’s learning curve. This is because they don’t have to spend too much time learning how to navigate your site. This, in turn, results in happy and satisfied customers who are more engaged with your app.
In essence, consistent UI design eliminates confusion. That is because users usually assume that the basic, universal rules that apply outside of your app or website also apply to your website. For example, when users see the grey button beside a pop-up, they automatically assume clicking it will close that pop-up.
Since there are many components involved in web app development, the best way to design consistent and quick UI components and speed up the development is to use frameworks that support a component-based approach. Frameworks like Angular, React, and Vue. Unfortunately, these frameworks don’t have built-in components, so developers either have to build them from scratch or get them from the community. This is where a tool like Sencha ExtWebComponents comes in handy.
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What is Sencha ExtWebComponents?
Sencha ExtWebComponents is an efficient framework-agnostic UI component tool. It helps front-end developers develop web applications faster. Sencha ExtWebComponents has over 115 pre-built UI components so that you don’t have to start from scratch. From charts (bar, line, area, column, etc.) as well as grids, trees, forms, and layouts, it has everything a front-end developer needs to build an interactive web app. In addition, all of the components work together seamlessly in any application.
Using Sencha ExtWebComponents also reduces dependencies and ongoing maintenance. Finally, it comes with great tutorials, docs, and examples to help you get started quickly.
Which Frameworks does ExtWebComponents Support?
How do Sencha ExtWebComponents UI components work?
Here are some of the UI components most commonly used in apps and websites:
Grids are great when you want to show a large amount of tabular data on the client-side of your web app. Sencha ExtWebComponents offers various Grids Th3se include the basic grid, locking grid, and grouped grid. It also comes with add-ons, like filtering, the row expander, and summary rows. Finally, you can sort your grids by ascending or descending order. The Grid component in Sencha ExtWebComponents helps organizations handle thousands of records efficiently.
Below is an example of a Basic Grid created with Sencha ExtWebComponents:
And here is how a Locking Grid created with Sencha ExtWebComponents looks:
Sencha ExtWebComponents has many built-in chart types, like line, bar, area, pie, and scatter charts. It also comes with Cartesian charts and polar charts. These charts help developers represent data in a way that is easy to understand and interpret as well as visually stunning. You can control the height and width of your charts, name your categories, and set your axes. You can also change the theme of your chart to match your site’s overall theme.
Another great thing about Sencha ExtWebComponents charts is that it automatically handles browser variations. This means no matter which browser you view them on, they will always display beautifully.
Using the Sencha ExtWebComponents charts component, you can maintain the consistency of your chart design across all your web apps.
Below is an example of a bar chart created with ExtWebComponents:
Next, Sencha ExtWebComponents comes with a wide variety of pre-built form fields. These include checkbox fields, email fields, number fields, password fields, and many more. It also comes with a container field you can use to apply a single label to multiple fields. This is very useful for radio buttons and groups of checkboxes. These fields make it super easy for developers to add different types of forms to their web apps. Whether you want to add registration and login forms, Sencha ExtWebComponents ensure consistent design across your whole app.
Another useful feature is FieldSet. FieldSet comes in handy when you want to visually separate elements of a form or when your form consists of fields that can be divided into groups. For example, if you create a form for order placement, and you want to put customers’ billing details and their shipping address in separate fields, then you can use FieldSet. You can use a fieldset inside a form or use it separately anywhere in your app. You can also assign titles to Fieldsets.
Form validation is another super useful feature that helps validate your user input data.
Below is an example of form validation with Sencha ExtWebComponents:
Finally, with the Calendar component, developers can add a sophisticated and easy-to-use calendar to their web apps to allow users to view and manage events within the app. ExtWebComponents offers calendar month view as well as week view and days view.
Below is an example of a modern calendar created with ExtWebComponents:
Ready to Build Stunning Web Apps with Sencha ExtWebComponents?
Now that you know how ExtWebComponents UI components work, try ExtWebComponents today and see how it helps you make stunning apps.