Web Design

March 18, 2018

CODING & BUILDING A WEBSITE

Web development begins with an idea of creating an interest in someone looking for some content for their personal or commercial purpose. At first, one needs a core idea of what should be the content of that specific design and for what the website is designed for. It can be a shopping site or online banking transaction or any other category. At first, one has to do some research and planning. Basically, there are some factors like strategy, content, general description, graphic and feel, resources and most importantly the targeted audience which should be precisely noted while constructing the website

Dynamic Web design

Dynamic web design applied for those web pages which shows different content based on the time, action within the page, user preferences or by an input hardware with the help of application server-side scripting. For creating a Dynamic web page we use “ASP.NET”, “SQL”,”AJAX”,”PHP” etc.

The Web Programming Triangle

Modern web design is based on three basic technologies i.e. HTML, CSS, and Java Script.HTML is the core which defines the content of a web page. CSS is used for making the layout of web pages where javascript is used to programme the behavior of the web page. Together these three make the web programming triangle.

HTML

HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language. It is a “web browser language” which all of the web browsers understands. HTML used for creating the visual appearance of the website and describe the structure of a page using markup.

CSS

CSS is the shorted and the more used form for Cascading Style Sheets. The style sheets with style codes define in what way the HTML content would be displayed on screen, paper or in other media. CSS used to control the style and can store multiple website layouts at once. It makes possibilities better and saves a bulk load of work. To minimize the difficulties for developers W3C created CSS. Now days, CSS is supported in almost every browser. A CSS coding ends up with the semicolon & the groups associated with declaration are kept in second braces. An external style sheet is stored in CSS as a result one can change the entire appearance & design of the web site by changing an of a single file. There are three ways to insert a CSS style sheet:

  • External Style Sheet
  • Internal Style Sheet
  • Inline Style

JavaScript

JavaScript is the programming language of web and HTML. JavaScript is released under the name of Mocha and the language was called Live Script. The first beta release of it realized in September 1995 and was officially renamed as JavaScript. It is probably the widely circulated programming language. It mainly controls the behavior of a web page. JavaScript is a very powerful language which can change HTML elements. All of the modern HTML pages using JavaScript and its support in all modern browsers. Generally, the HTML contains hundreds & thousands of scripts. Scripts are positioned all over the <body>, <head> or in external files. External scripts are practical in case of the same script used in different web pages. It has .js extension.

CONCLUSION

In order to learn web design, one must learn this three technologies. Combining these three with a web server can make a perfect web design. It is a cyclic flow from client to the Web server to Database. In a web page, HTML defines the content; CSS specify the layout and JavaScript programme the web page behavior. It is a complex language and takes professional skills for execution. Modern science and development took the context of web development to new standards and created millions of opportunities for web designers to build a better cyber world.

March 14, 2018

HTML: THE SKELETON OF A WEB PAGE

If the setting up of boundaries of an open farm is considered as developing of a web page, then the fences used in putting up the boundary is the HTML of the webpage whereas the paint & varnishes used over the fence is considered as the CSS & JavaScript.

HTML: What it is?

HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is the most popular in the context of web designing language used widely throughout the world. It is basically used for creating web pages and web-based applications. We move freely and can surf through web pages because of a medium i.e. HyperText. If web pages are compared to a building then HTML is the pillar.

A short history of HTML

Berners-Lee first created HTML in 1991. But HTML 2.0 is the first quality HTML was introduced in 1995. One of the major updates of HTML came in 1999; it is the 4.0 version of HTML. Nowadays HTML 4.01 is used all over the world and HTML-5 is the current version of its predecessor of HTML 4.01. It is basically an extension of HTML 4.01. HTML 5 was first launched in 2012.

Significance of HTML

Hypertext Mark-up Language – Here Hypertext represents the way by which these documents are mapped or networked together. HTML documents refer to those web pages we visit. So basically the available links in the web pages are called Hypertext.

HTML was created for defining several document structures like paragraphs, headings, list etc. Its main facility was to share scientific information’s. But now it is used for the sole purpose of creating web pages and designing it via different tag available.

HTML Tags

We already know that HTML is a markup language which uses various tags to create and define a content of a web page. Angle braces are used to enclose a tag <Tag Name>.

Some basic HTML tags and their description

  • <html>    - This tag is used to define a HTML document. It mainly comprises document header and body.
  • <head>    - This tag contents other tags like <title>, <link> etc and used to represent a document header.
  • <body>    - This tag contents other tags like<h1>, <div>, <p> etc and represents the body of a document.
  • <!DOCTYPE…>   - This tag   represents the type of a document and the version of HTML
  • <title>       - This tag is a tag inside the document header tag and used to represent the title of a document.
  • <h1>          - This tag is a tag inside the body tag and represent the heading of an HTML file.
  • <h6>           - This tag also represent HTML heading.
  • <p>            - This tag used to represent a paragraph.
  • <br>      - This tag is used to insert break of a single line.
  • <hr>      -    This tag is used to define a change in content theme.
  • <!--…--> - Used to define a comment.

Example of some professional HTML editors

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • KompoZer
  • Amaya
  • CoffeeCup HTML Editor
  • Microsoft Expression Web
  • HTML-Kit
  • CKEditor

HTML is one of the most established programming dialects utilized for site outlining. There are no less than 4 adaptations of HTML in the market. Before submitting the request to any website specialist, look at it and if specialized personnel utilized by him/her are master at HTML.

On the special chance that the organization isn't perfect with the learning of HTML, you can't anticipate it from them. It will be flawless with different languages since information of HTML shapes the premise of other programming dialects.

 You should simply locate a decent web host and transfer the HTML code. We at long last have an amazing HTML! Website architecture moves toward the end of the day.

 

February 15, 2018

Surefire web design trends of 2018

Digital medium is much more suspect to technological shift than its print predecessors. Around here things change pretty quickly. Mobile friendly web designing was the trend in 2017. Mobile first designing principle will dictate terms in 2018. Besides mobile quotient there will be more changes too. Desktop based designing needs to evolve to stay relevant in upcoming mobile monopoly. Listed below are some of the trends to expect in 2018.

  • Mobile first approach: Traffic trends across devices have shifted in web space. Majority of the traffic will come from mobile devices rather desktops. Web designing would eventually ditch the larger screens to greater extent. Space economical items such as icons will be used more than ever and understandably mobile users will be familiar with them.

  • Oversaturated colors: 2018 will be the year for abundance of colors. Viewers can experience some vibrant colorscape they didn’t know existed. Designers can go bold to choose outside web safe colors. Headers may accompany sharp angles and slashes. The screens today have the caliber to present richer colors. Clashing colors would suit the immediate branding requirements.

  • Larger than life, typography: You can’t overlook the fact that text sets tone on the website silently. High resolution screens on mobile makes it an easy and sharp reading. It is safe to expect much more usage of custom fonts. Typography has to go bigger and bolder. Larger text improves UX and makes your viewers to stay longer in your website.

  • Cute smaller animations: Transition from static web layouts to animations will happen. These small and cute animations encourage user interaction. It sweetens the user experience on your web front. You can see these little animations while the website is loading or logging a user in. It can also be employed in scrolling and navigation.

  • Asymmetrical layout: Symmetry is something to be considered important. Nonetheless it doesn’t hurt to go a bit experimental. Asymmetrical web layouts have already graced World Wide Web with its presence. Brands can use this approach to create unique experiences for viewers. Combined with broken layouts, asymmetry can produce its bit of magic.

  • Custom illustrations: Hasn’t custom illustrations got into practice already? Yes. But still, there is a lot to explore in this area. It gives that versatile platform for adding a friendly and playful element. Seasoned artists have a lot to give through this form of media. They can do it tailored to brand’s essence. There is always an illustration to match your style.

  • Particle backgrounds: A lot of .io sites show affinity with particle backgrounds. It makes their sites look professional without compromising on loading speed and performance. Video backgrounds provide that type of aesthetics but come at the cost of performance. Particle backgrounds do enough to attract the users. This lightweight JavaScript trains the background to naturally animate itself.

Summing it up…

2018 will do a lot of mix and match with trends. Web designers will juggle with bright colors, cool looking text, integrated animation and more. Mobile first approach seems to be the mantra for now.

February 11, 2018

Often Overlooked Blunders on Your Website

Any webmaster other than the team at Google leaves a few stones unturned. Nevertheless, there can be minor errors associated to lack of updates or something minor. Those are mistakes which doesn’t undermine your strategy as a webmaster. Those can be addressed some time later too and too much damage isn’t done. However there are some blunders that are often overlooked and they stay right there in your website to see. Here are a few of them, which you can see into as top tips, if you chose to.
  • Excessive use of jargons
We get you. You wish to radiate your expertise, knowledge and authority in your industry. It doesn’t work when your web presence is intended to address your average customer.
  • You look shady…
A lot of businesses fail to establish trust since they are not publishing essential information. Post contact information including address, phone number, email and if possible, map link.
  • Horrible load times
Customers flock to platforms that load inside 2 seconds. Unless it doesn’t happen in 2-5 seconds, customers don’t enjoy the shopping experience in your website.
  • Stone age level outdated
Unless your scripts and applications on web are not updated, you fail to establish trust. Besides that, browsers identify your website as a security threat and notify visitors, of the same.
  • Payment system is broken
It such a blunder and even criminal against you to do everything right, but let your payment system stays broken. The end of the funnel activity or sales doesn’t happen.
  • Annoying media files
How often have we come across that? The webpage that loads a video or audio as soon as we visit their homepage just doesn’t get visited by us again.
  • Never beyond the homepage
Guide users do different pages in your website. Do not place too much emphasis on your homepage. It should apply to your off page SEO too.
  • No CTA element
It is the immediate next crime to featuring a broken payment system. It’s a chink in your middle section of sales funnel. Only CTA action leads to sales for any website.
  • Very limited content
Your website needs constant feed of fresh and valuable content. People don’t just come to your website by searching your exact businesses. Do not limit your content to the narrowest of topic selections.
  • It’s not mobile friendly
The internet realm is shift towards mobile friendly areas. It’s time you opt for responsive web design and turn mobile friendly.