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The Benefits of Web Frontends for TouchDesigner Developers

User interfaces can be difficult to build. Control panels and extra monitors connected to your computer can drag down your installation performance. Clients can also be incredibly demanding when it comes to how they operate an installation. Luckily there's a great solution to all of these problems: web frontends.

Most TouchDesigner developers shy away from externalizing user interfaces and control panels in their project but there are clear benefits for you as a developer to move towards a web frontend model. These include quick scalability, accessibility from different devices on different networks, increased speed of development, and better out-of-the-box toolkits. Elburz guides you through all the benefits of using web frontends for your installation and discusses some of the different paths you can take to get started with web frontends.