React.js Development

React is a free front-end JavaScript library for building user interfaces based on UI components. Originally built by Facebook but now open-source, as of 2023, it remains the most popular JavaScript library for over half a decade and is what our development team primarily codes in.

How we do it

Planning and research


In the first phase, we work closely with you to learn not only what your requirements are but the reasons behind them. By putting ourselves in your shoes, we can truly understand the problems that need to be solved.

After an initial free consultation, we build a requirements document and build a breakdown of design, development and support needed along with the hourly required. We charge an hourly rate so we can scale up or down depending on your needs. Usually, we will provide recommendations on where we can provide the most value.

Once you’re happy with the quote, we’ll send the contract over and after receiving the first payment we’ll move over to the design phase.


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A selection of our favourite projects

Trusted and award winning

We’ve been working as a team for over a decade with hundreds of projects under our belt and multiple challenges and awards we have won. If you would like to learn more about our testimonials and awards click below.

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Ricky Brownlee

Creative Building Design Ltd

We needed a new redesign for our website to keep our online presence active. The &Elements team came into our offices, and we worked together on the requirements for the new website. A few days later, they came back with the design prototype, which after we approved we got our site up and running a couple of weeks later and it even works on mobiles now. Thanks guys!

Ruth Paton

University of Suffolk

We reached out to &Element to help us create the branding strategy for Entrepreneurs Forge, which is an immersive development programme designed to help personal resilience and economic recovery and growth in Suffolk. The team worked with us through many research sessions to build a brand that delivered to exactly how we wanted.

Peter Cochrane OBE

Ex-CTO of BT

There is nothing like a change of career for creating a tidal wave of disruption; and after decades of leading industry, I was ready for a change. This needed capable hands and minds, but serendipitously, I met Element Softworks! After working with them over 2 months we created my new brand and website. Luke and his team are the best I have ever worked with, and therefore come with my full support and highest recommendation.

Got a question?

The cost of developing a React.js application will depend on the complexity of the project and the number of features required. As a web development agency, we can provide you with a detailed estimate based on your specific requirements.

Simple websites can be a few thousand pounds; most websites are above the £10,000 range. For the most complex sites or multi-platform architecture, the cost can go into the six-figure range as it can include many months of development by more than one developer.

Yes, React.js can be easily integrated with other technologies, including back-end technologies like Node.js and Python. This allows for the development of full-stack applications that can handle complex functionality.

Our speciality lies in MongoDB, Express, React.js, and Node.js (the MERN) stack. We have built a LOT of websites in this stack and have years of experience to call upon when facing any errors or challenges.

React.js differs from other front-end frameworks in that it focuses on building UI components, rather than providing a full suite of features. This makes it more lightweight and flexible than other frameworks and allows for more modular and reusable code.

We’ve worked with both React.js and Vue.js, among other frameworks, in the past. However, we have chosen to specialise in React.js as we believe it offers the best experience for our development and value for our clients.

Yes, we provide ongoing maintenance and support for all the applications we develop, including those built with React.js. This includes bug fixes, feature updates, and general maintenance to ensure that your application continues to function at its best.

Generally, our support plan is a retainer that most clients take. This usually covers 5-10 hours (depending on project size) a month at our standard hourly rate. This will cover security fixes, minor bug changes, and any urgent uptime fixes. Any new scope of work or larger bug fixes will need to be quoted and booked in. The bigger the support plan agreed the more work can be done without having to book it into a diary.

The development time for a React.js application will depend on the complexity of the project and the number of features required. As a web development agency, we can provide a project timeline that will give you an estimate of the development time required based on hundreds of previous projects we have completed. 

Smaller projects can take between 1-3 months, most projects take 3-6 months, and larger projects can take up to a year to complete.

Yes, we can build custom React.js components to meet your specific requirements. This includes developing new components from scratch or modifying existing components to suit your needs.

We use Material UI to build the frame of all of our projects, and from there, we build primarily custom components to suit the needs of your brief. We don’t reinvent the wheel, and we provide a custom experience for every project we do each time.

Yes, as a web development agency, we have extensive experience working with React.js. We have developed a wide range of projects over many years using the framework. Nearly everyone in our development team specialises in React.js, and the work speaks for itself. Take a look at our portfolio to see what exciting projects we’ve been up to!

React.js can be used for a wide range of projects, from small web applications to large-scale projects. It is particularly well-suited for building single-page applications (SPAs) and real-time applications.

This includes our most popular projects, from simple frontend marketing websites all the way up to multiple platform scalable dashboards. Because it is scalable, the React.js development framework is suited for all frontend development.

React.js offers many benefits, including faster development times, easier code maintenance, improved performance, and the ability to reuse components.

For us, it allows our team to build a quick, scalable UI that is fast and reliable. For our clients, it means we can save them money while providing a best-in-class experience.

React.js is an open-source JavaScript library used for building user interfaces (UIs) and single-page applications (SPAs). It was developed by Facebook and is currently one of the most popular front-end frameworks available. 

At &element, we use this on almost every single one of our projects for frontend development. This is often powered by a Node.js API server.

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