is having backend services helpful while making customized widgets?

I am making this page entirely based on customized widgets. I have this listview using nanoflows, i have my own customized search widgets, i have my ow customized sorting and pagination.  all of this is getting more and more complicated.  is it better to have some kind of backend services that i can call to make things easier?  
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Hi Erika,

Why are you making use of so much customized widgets? The power of the platform is in the fact that you can quickly and easily create content by making use of many standard components. Does your use case really require all these widgets?

Perhaps if you can explain what you want to achieve, the community can advise on a out-of-the-box Mendix way of solving your problem :)