Web development is a broad term for any activity related to developing a web site for the World Wide Web or an intranet. This can include e-commerce business development, web design, web content development, client-side/server-side scripting, and web server configuration. However, among web professionals, “web development” usually refers only to the non-design aspects of building web sites, e.g. writing markup and coding. Web development can range from developing the simplest static single page of plain text to the most complex web-based internet applications, electronic businesses, or social network services.
For larger businesses and organizations, web development teams can consist of hundreds of people (web developers). Smaller organizations may only require a single permanent or contracting webmaster, or secondary assignment to related job positions such as a graphic designer and/or Information systems technician. Website development may be a collaborative effort between departments rather than the domain of a designated department.
Every company has a unique set of objectives for their website, and their customers have very specific needs too. We effectively merge those two perspectives together and provide versatile and effective web solutions including Website Design, E-Commerce Solutions, Content Management, Multimedia Services, Web Hosting, Online Store, Online Inventory Management & more.
Whether you want your web site to attract new clients, generate on-line sales or create new partnerships, our goal is to fulfill your needs by making your website work for you. As the rich media platform is forever evolving, the desire for high-end customized solutions rises to a new level. To tailor our client’s needs, our backend development services range from database design to website programming solutions for dynamic websites. To inspire while achieve lasting results; Innovation is the basis for every thriving organization, which means translating ideas to their fullest into functional applications. So whether it’s cultivating your business logic or creating an entirely new process to get the edge up on your competitors, we can offer our development services to move you online in ways you never thought possible.
Web Site Development and its complexity
Coding and scripting
Confirmation pages are generated.
The style sheet (CSS) is constructed during the web development phase. The style sheet formats the lay-out of the web pages and tells the browser how to display the color and size of the letters, the spacing between the words, the margins and the padding size of table cells. Borders and all background images and header background colors or images are specified in the CSS style sheet.
Maintenance and changes of the web site are easy when the site is launched, because only one file has to be modified to change the color or font size of all the pages. It also guarantees a consistent look of the web site and makes coding easier, because always the margin to the left side of the Webpages is implemented.
Templates Depending on the method used, templates are produced for all the modules and their sub pages. Templates make sure that the data is displayed with a consistent lay out. All the different templates are sorted to the specific functionality of the pages.
CMS When a Content Management System is used, the functionality is customized and modules added to cover your and the users specific needs.
Access rights We have to configure the web server and/or the content management system to authorize the persons allowed accessing the files and directories for editing, when blogs are integrated or when a content management system is implemented to make it possible for different user groups to edit or add content.
Content integration The content checked for spelling mistakes, delivered by the client or written by our copy writers, is integrated in the web site development phase, but prior to this phase necessary to be delivered to us to guarantee that the navigation is correctly set up. Delay of the content is an often met problem during web site design and development phase. Preventing project delay is only possible when each party follows up and hands over the deliverables on the agreed dates.
Debug In this phase we will do a lot of testing to make sure all bugs are removed and spelling mistakes and inconsistencies are corrected. You are able now to click through the site that you can access on our server with the provided login details we have sent to you.
Search Engine Optimization The content is checked to make sure the keywords of the user searches in the search engines are present in the content. Meta Tags and Titles are integrated and optimized.
Web site style guide The order of the web site style guide can be placed when contracts are signed but also after the web site is launched.
When ordered at project start, the documentation of the web site style guide starts usually during the web development phase and is delivered to the client when the web site is completed and launched. A style guide guarantees consistency if you plan to hand over the maintenance of your web site to another party.
Client Side Coding
- XHTML (in accordance to modern web design standards, XHTML’s use is replacing the older HTML4. This may change when HTML 5 is adopted by the browser development community.)
- Flash (Adobe Flash Player is a ubiquitous client-side platform ready for RIAs. Flex 2 is also deployed to the Flash Player (version 9+))
- Microsoft Silverlight But doesn’t seem to support older win9x versions
Server Side Coding
- PHP (open source)
- ASP (Microsoft proprietary)
- .NET (Microsoft proprietary)
- CGI and/or Perl (open source)
- Java, e.g. J2EE or WebObjects
- Python, e.g. Django (web framework) (open source)
- Ruby, e.g. Ruby on Rails (open source)
- Smalltalk e.g. Seaside
- ColdFusion (Adobe proprietary, formerly Macromedia)
- Lotus Domino
- Web sphere (IBM proprietary)
LAMP servers are the most popular setup used by the web development companies and community. However lesser known languages like Ruby and Python are often paired with database servers other than MySQL (the M in LAMP). Below are examples of other databases currently in wide use on the web. For instance some developers prefer a LAPR (Linux/Apache/PostrgeSQL/Ruby on Rails) setup for development.
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Apache Derby
- DB2 (IBM proprietary)
In practice, our web developers also have interdisciplinary skills / roles, including:
- Graphic design / web design
- Information architecture and copywriting/copyediting with web usability, accessibility and search engine optimization in mind
Project management, QA and other aspects common to IT development in general
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