Client-side rendering has become a popular method for delivering highly interactive web applications. Let’s take a closer look at what client-side rendering is and how it works.
Front-End frameworks like React, Vue, and Angular often rely on client-side rendering to deliver Single Page Applications.
When deciding whether client-side rendering is right for your app, consider the following pros and cons:
- Fast speed after initial page load.
- Poor Search Engine Optimization (SEO) performance with dynamically generated content.
- Can lead to poor user experience on slower devices.
Here are some questions to test your understanding of key concepts. Try answering the question on your own first. Then click on the “Check Answer” button to check your answer.
When is client-side rendering preferred and why?
Client-side rendering is preferred for highly interactive web applications because of its quick rendering time after the initial page load.
What are the pros and cons of client-side rendering?
The main advantage of client-side rendering is the fast speed, after the initial page load. The biggest disadvantages are poor SEO performance and the possibility of poor user experience on slower devices.