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Ongoing Web Development Technologies

Web Development Technologies

The following is a guide to some of the main Web Development Technologies we use to develop accessible, W3C standards-compliant web sites. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

Client-Side Technologies

XHTML
XHTML is a markup language designed to structure information for presentation as web pages. Rather than relying on WYSIWYG programs, we write all our XHTML by hand, ensuring that it is clean, valid and of the highest standard. This means that pages have fastest download times possible, are view-able on all browsers, are search engine friendly.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3)
Cascading Style Sheets control how web pages are displayed in the browser, and allow the separation of presentation from structure and content. CSS3 help ensure that web pages are presented in an accessible way to all visitors, over a wide range of media.

JavaScript/ECMA Script
JavaScript is a lightweight scripting technology which is used alongside XHTML documents to make websites more interactive. Latest version of JS also introduced.

 

Server-Side Technologies

PHP
PHP is a fast, server-side scripting language that is used to create interactive, dynamic web sites. It is particularly well-suited to integrating with a range of databases.

CGI/Perl
Perl is a programming language that can handle input and output from a Web Server, usually through the Common Gateway Interface. It is most commonly used to process information through forms.

XML/XSL
XML is a software and hardware independent markup language designed for describing and transmitting information. It is set to become the most common tool for all data manipulation and data transmission. XSL is a language for defining, transforming and formatting XML documents.

MySQL
MySQL is a fast, open-source Relational Database Management System that uses the popular Structured Query Language (SQL). It is perfect for most websites that need database functionality, and works hand-in-hand with PHP.

 

Multimedia

Macro-media Flash

Flash is a product designed to provide web sites with animation, sound, interactivity and database integration. A free plugin, which also ships with the major web browsers, is needed to see the Flash parts of a site. Flash can create a truly multimedia web site.

We also have experience with a range of other technologies, including ASP, Microsoft Access, SQL Server, Windows, IIS, SSI and Macro-media Shock-wave/Director.

If you require any specialized services that we feel are outside our capabilities, then we will be happy to arrange and supervise suitably qualified contractors.
Please feel free to get in touch with us to meet your web design and development requirements.

 

July 21, 2015