January 9, 2018

Quick look at HTML Vs. Node JS - What should I request from my Design Firm?

Every client has technical requirements, and HTML vs. Node JS has been one that has been a subject matter for a long time. In 2018, yes, this frontend language debate becomes more and more heated as we quickly go through the small differences.

Written by the Studio Minted Team

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In the ages of information to be absorbed in real time there comes a need for advance code, and frontend design that can facilitate data to be particular dynamic rather than presenting. JS (javascript) has been around for a while. It is in the class of code released in the past decade along with Python, Ruby and JavaScript that are essential for more complex system design.

In the "old days" dynamic systems would be maintained with basic server side calls, running on a LAMP system or PHP. As the web advanced, JavaScript soon found a home in many design and developer's hearts by being able to run on the server.

So should you use Node.js or HTML? Well the answer is a little bit of both, use HTML for markup and Node.js for top of the line products. If you are just calling content and have both a time and budget concern, PHP and HTML seems to be a framework that simply works and is dependable. Advancing to dynamic applications means Node.js with HTML and Mongo DB (or other SQLs) seems to be the way of the future. Node.jsis a great package repository and the bottom line will win if you're looking for modern features.



  • Not a Programming Language but a Mark-Up Language
  • Backbone of programmatic programs such as Node, PHP and others
  •  Great for presentation, graphics and simple server requests with PHP. Advance PHP can get you to more advance systems in a breeze
  •  Open source and cross platform
  • New versions of HTML 5 includes new browser rendering elements, attributes and behaviors and a larger set of technologies that allows to develop more diverse and powerful sites and applications
  • Allows webpages to store data on the client-side locally and operate offline more efficiently. Makes video and audio available on real time browser capabilities.



  • ‍Like Ruby and Python, these are all c or c++ engines with bindings to a scripting language that can be JIT (Just in Time) compiled.
  • NODE creates bindings to JavaScript. JavaScript Runtime built on Chome's JS Engine.
  • Easy to use, fast, and scalable, with open source and cross-platform capabilities
  • Part Runtime environment and part library for building network applications using server-side JS
  • Uses event-driven IO model that makes it lightweight and efficient. A total requirement for I/O Bound Applications and data-intensive Real-time apps, streaming apps and JSON API based apps. 
  • Instead of stateless-web it's based on the stateless request-response paradigm. Offers web apps with two-way connections where both the client and the server can initiate communication allowing them to exchange data freely.
  • Better memory efficiency


Our advice is to leave this Node.js to complex problems. Node.js does provide abstractions so that a lot of the code already under the covers. That's a great thing if you're just starting, but if you’re an expert and need simple level functions, it won't be your first choice. Our advice is to also understand that the product will evolve and there are many other frameworks out there too, such as Wordpress, Ruby or going entirely Native.

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