Basic Principles of Responsive Web Design

There are multiple screens on which a website can be browsed. The simple solution to the problem of effectively loading a website on variant screen sizes is nothing but a Responsive Web Design (RWD). A Responsive Website automatically adjusts the configurations when it is opened on a mobile screen or a tablet or a desktop. But RWD is far deeper and involves applications of certain principles. These are assimilated below:

Fluid Grid

Fluid Grids provide a flexible structure to your website using relative units like percentages based dimensions rather than pixels. Websites have always been defined in terms of pixels as they were traditionally browsed only on desktops but now with the advent of smartphones and tablets, a website can be easily searched on them. A website appears in a large format on a desktop screen, whereas the size shrinks as we switch on to a smartphone. Due to this it is better to build responsive websites on the basis of the grid system.

The fluid grids flow naturally within the dimensions of the screen displaying the content without any adjustments for different screen sizes. Under this, the maximum size of the layout for the design is specified and then the grid is divided into columns. Then each element is allotted a proportional width and height on the basis of percentage rather than pixel based dimension. So, when the screen size changes, the elements adjust themselves to the screen size.

For example, if a desktop screen has 4 columns next to each other, it will be portrayed in a narrow display when presented on a smartphone screen. But with the help of fluid grid system they will be placed on top of each other forming a single column.

Fluid Images

Images should also be able to adjust themselves within the specifications of a fluid grid. This can be done by adding a single line of CSS code: {max-width: 100%}. This notifies the browser that each image can be as large as the specified value and can never be stretched. If the parent container in which the image is nested up is smaller than the pixel value, then the image should shrink itself accordingly.


Breakpoints allow the layout of the content to change at predefined points. Generally, it is advisable to add a breakpoint at a stage where a sentence breaks. Major breakpoints should be chosen wisely when the layout changes significantly. For example, if a mobile layout occupies 100% of the browser width when stretched to a desktop size, then there would be left some unfertilized space. Hence, while switching to the desktop screen the content should be rearranged in a presentable manner. Here comes the use of breakpoints.

Mobile or Desktop First

This approach involves designing a website for a smartphone first and then taking it upwards to tablets and desktops. Mobile devices have more features and applications like GPS, touchscreen etc in contrast to desktops. Even the designing part has to be done with utmost vigilance as there are limitations on sidebars and other peripheral content as well.

Joshua Johnson has put it articulately, “With a mobile first view point we start by loading the absolute bare essentials on the smaller platforms. This leads to a snappier experience that avoids unnecessary lag. The additional resources are loaded strictly as needed depending on the platforms that can handle them well.”

So, when we first deliver to the lowest common denominator i.e. the mobile user and then expand our branches further, we are able to satiate the users in a better way.

Web Fonts v/s System Fonts

Although the Web Fonts look stunningly stylish yet each of them needs downloading and if a major chunk is employed, it will take a long time to load the page. On the other hand, system fonts are lightning fast and the hold-ups are not involved in their application.

Bitmaps v/s Vectors

Bitmaps are images constructed by the use of pixels. By zooming in a bitmap image, individual pixels are visible which build up an image. Bitmap graphics can easily be edited by changing the colors of individual pixels using programs like Adobe Photoshop.

On the other hand, vector images are not based on pixels patterns but are constructed by mathematical formula involving lines and curves that can be combined to create an image. These are edited by fabricating such lines and curves using Adobe Illustrator

Now, the clash between the two can be solved by ascertaining certain factors like if your icon has got some fancy stuff and lot of details then it’s better to use bitmaps. For this use, a jpg, png or a gif as these are well supported on the web.

Vectors are tiny in size as they just store the mathematical formula that make up the image. For vectors, the best choice would be an SVG or an icon font. The drawback with vectors is that these are not well supported online and some old browsers don’t even support it. So, you must make your decision wisely.

Nested Objects

On a webpage, there are a lot of elements that are dependent on one another and these must be controlled in an effective manner. For keeping the structure understandable and clear, it is commendable to wrap these elements in a container. Pixels are the static units that can be of great help in this regard. Wrapping of elements can be useful for the content that you don’t want to scale like logos and buttons.

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Guaranteed Ways To Get More Exposure, More Web Site Traffic

Every day hundreds of new web sites come on-line, as companies, organisations, and personal web sites and go-live. The principle of “If you build it they will come” is not true when it comes to web sites and web traffic. Web site owners must invest time, effort and sometimes money into promoting their web presence on-line and also off-line. This investment is not only to bring people to the web site but also to encourage web site visitors to remain on the site and also make a purchase or an inquiry.

Keep your web site sleek and fast loading

Broadband, Broadband, Broadband – that’s what everyone thinks will help their site be bigger and bolder than the competition. The reality is for some countries with less developed digital infrastructures that broadband is not as widely available as is believed. Many users still use the old fashioned dial up, with more major companies using ISDN connections.

Visitors don’t want to wait for long downloads, or sites which take a long time to appear – only use large downloads where they are imperative to your web sites message. If your web site does not appear within 15 – 20 seconds most visitors will leave the web site and go else where. Having a sleek, quick loading website is essential.

Get listed on Search Engines, Web Directories and Related web sites

Your web site should be fully optimized for the search engines. Google is the Number 1 Search engine giving some websites over 90% of their search engine traffic. You should ideally be listed on Google, MSN, AltaVista, DMOZ (the open directory) and any related search engines and directories in your country. Your web pages should be search engine friendly, with all the relative META Tags for keywords and descriptions.

If you find that your website is in a competitive area or requires extra exposure at the early stages after the launch of the website, then Pay-Per-Click may be a good idea. Systems such as Google’s AdWords program allow you to specify which keywords you are listed for, and how much you wish to bid for your click. You can also specify how much you wish to spend per day and which sites you wish to appear on. PPC is a great way to get targeted traffic to your site but can be expensive in the long term.

Another technique is related links on website in your business area. Therefore if you sell PC Software, having a link on a PC hardware company in your country would be a very good idea. However, try avoid the whole reciprocal linking with sites which are either unrelated or are simply a big list of links, these link farms are not usually a good idea.

Maintain a Professional Image

It simple – your web site should have a professional image in order to portray your business image in a good light. Home made web sites don’t usually look as good as one developed by a professional web designer. By developing your site with a professional look and feel, your business will appear to the public to be well run and one which can be trusted.

Also, part of that professional image is that your website is constantly being updated with the latest news, new products and services, and special offers. Business websites should really avoid items like visible web counters, Guestbooks and common clip-art – as these are dated items which really do not reflect well in the B2B world.

Keep things simple and easy to use

Don’t make your web site overly complex. A website which is difficult to use or difficult to navigate will result in poor website traffic and poor sales conversions. A professional web developer will ensure that the web site visitors needs are put first. The most critical information should be within 2 or 3 clicks from the main page – make it easy for people to buy from you.

By maintaining a consistent look and feel on the web site, users can navigate the site, find the information. Flashing graphics, rapidly spinning animated GIFs, badly contrasting background and foreground text, MIDI files playing in the background – none of these demonstrate a professional image and should be avoided. Don’t start confusing your website visitors by using animations or sounds just for the sake of it, only use these if they are illustrating something on your web page.

Browser Testing – Maintains Uniformity

Before launching your website you should have it tested in all the major browsers and on different types of computers. This ensures the site looks the same on different platforms. For example if you used a certain font on your website, this font may not be available on somebody else’s PC, PDA or Apple – therefore your website will look vastly different in this case. Also certain browsers don’t follow the exact same rules for CSS Style Sheets and this is another reason why testing is important.

Inform and Empower your website visitors

Content is very important on a website, however, if the content is not well written, not informative or not up-to-date people will not read-on and will possibly leave your web site. On your web site, make sure your customers know exactly what it is that you do, what products or services you offer and demonstrate to them the benefits which you or your product/service can bring to them. By keeping the content up-to-date you can also make sure that web site visitors will bookmark or return to your site.

Allow your visitors to keep up to date : E-mail them

One marketing technique which really works is an opt-in e-mail Newsletter or E-Zine. This allows you to keep in touch with your web site visitors who subscribe via your website. In these E-Zine Newsletters, you can offer information to subscribed visitors relating to new product information, special offers, and the latest news from your company. Newsletters are an excellent way of driving quality traffic to your web-site, keeping your customers informed on your success and to ultimately increasing your on-line sales.

Target your market through your website

Make sure your web site is built with a target and a vision in mind. Don’t try to be all things to all people. If you sell PC Software, then your site should be aimed at this market. Know who your market is and ensure that your web site is aimed to their needs. Therefore if you are selling B2B then your website may be different in appearance, style and content language than a B2C aimed at teens. Also, if you sell different products, target each product by placing the content on a unique section of your site – don’t attempt to sell all your products on the one page.

Use Viral Marketing and use it well

Viral Marketing is a very powerful tool and you usually need to do very little for this to work. Simply, this is where a website visitor finds your web site and then emails the link to a friend. This can then appear on your site as a “Send to a Friend” section on your site. Web visitors will fill out their email, name and possibly a short message and this information along with a link to your web site will be sent to the recipient email address.

Done well this can add valuable traffic to your web site and it can get your web address well known and remembered in the right areas of the market. Other ideas along this line include free downloads – all downloads would be set up so as to have your logo and web address somewhere on the downloaded item.

Analyze your website visitors.

By analyzing your web site visitors you can find out, who is visiting, where they came from, how they found your site, what web browser they are using, and what pages they found most interesting. Web site analytics are very important to discovering if your web site is working for you. If you constantly have low traffic on the site, then something is wrong. You have to start asking questions like … Are you on the major search engines? Are you search engine optimized? Are visitors not progressing past the first page?

There are some excellent free website analytics systems available, such as Google Analytics, which at this time is by invitation only. Basic system such as StatCounter or ShinyStat can give some information on web site visitors, but if you have a web server then your server may have a system such as Webaliser or Analog Stats.


If you follow even a few of the above steps then you will be after making a start on an improvement to your web site and its marketing. None of the above steps are difficult to get in place. If you don’t know how to do something, simply get a professional to do the job for you.

Put simply, you should build a fast, clean, professional looking, search engine optimized, easy to navigate web site with processes in place to monitor web visitors, allow for newsletters and viral marketing.

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Why companies hire UX and UI design developers

What Should Be Applied For Designing Perfect Interface?
1: Keep the interface minimalist:
2: Create evenness and apply regular UI components:
3: Be planned before designing a page design:
4: Deliberately use relevant hues and textures:
5: The proper use of typography to make a chain of transparency and importance:
6: Ensure the output system’s communication:
7: Study the defaults:

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HTML 5 and Responsive design:

Hold and grasp the basics and the building blocks of the responsive web design – The grid systems, queries by media and the open-ended and adaptable content – in order to create the type of responsive web designs and layouts, which are able to change or hide the items on the screen based on the device used by the visitor.

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Let’s make a website by checklists (beginner guide)

Many people like to work by making checklists about the tasks they are trying to accomplish. I also prefer to work by making checklists about my work. The main reason behind that is the checklists organize our goals about a task. They also give us a step by step representation about what we need to do first. Checklists are amazing at adding simplicity to extremely complicated as well as overwhelming tasks just like creating a website into easy steps.

All we need to do is ahead of us like an organized algorithm. Therefore, it takes away all the thinking required to create a website. If you don’t have any idea about where to start about creating a website you have selected the right article. The checklist given below will tell you:

1: What you need for creating a website, as well as

2: What you don’t need for creating a website.

But if you have already studied and you also have some ideas about the requirements for creating a website, the checklist given below will really take your skills to another level.

Assumption vs requirements in web development

The most common error website developers usually make while creating their first website is that they try that their website does too much. As we all know the old saying that excess of anything is bad. What people usually end up with is a big list of infinite things they need to do and things they need to pay for.

And in the end, they get overwhelmed by excessive work and end up doing no work. I hope this sounds familiar to many people reading this article. You must be wondering how I knew about this, the reason is that I myself have been there before. Just like you, I was also completely clueless because of lots of questions and options while making my first website.

After making my fair share of mistakes, I realized that we should start with basics to create a website. After we are done making a basic website, later on, we should add new features from time to time as our website grows.

We can say that the reason behind this is that we don’t have an idea about what we don’t know. Let’s say that have we ever done packing for a place where we have never traveled to or for a place about whose environment, we have a little knowledge.

A couple of years ago we went to India during the summer season for vacations. We usually don’t like traveling to areas where the climate is hot and which has humidity in the air and where we feel that we are in a dire need of a chilly bath after every single hour because of sweating. We went to the seaside and wanted to do some water sports.

Like all the other excited tourists we purchased a lot of water outfits we assumed we are going to need. Surely 80 percent of things we purchased we never used again are rotting in attic. We believed we needed them because of what we saw on different T.V programs. Just like picking up things we need to travel for a new destination, how do you know that what specifications and functions you are about to use for your first website?

1: Do you really want to waste your valuable time and precious money in creating a website with tools and functions that have no use in your website?

2: Or did you really want to spend a lot of money to make a fancy website with a lot of functions knowing that these functions don’t have any use for the target viewers?

3: Do you want to waste all the time you spent on creating a website by redesigning because your first custom design was not working?

So, to avoid anything like that from happening start with the basic type of website you assume you will be needing. Then test what is working and what is not, with a small amount of time and by investing little money. Once you got the idea about the requirements you can work smartly on features you desire.

Requirements for building an effective website

9 basic Things You require to make a great Website

1 – A basic domain name.

2 –The separate business email address for a website.

3 – A good website building software.

4 – The website hosting.

5 –Good template design for a website.

6 – An attractive logo design.

7 – Attractive high-quality content related images for website.

8 –Good quality image editors.

9 – Effective google analytics.

By following the above steps, you will be able to make a great website in your very first attempt!

A basic domain name.

The domain name is the most basic and compulsory requirement of a website. Just like your house address, it is the web address of your website used by people to access the website. There are many domain name providers available. Most famous providers are GoDaddy,, and NameCheap. Anyone can easily find out the name they want for the site and the total expense required for it.

The separate business email address for website.

For building a serious business a business email address is required. People usually don’t trust things on the internet. Making a reputation for your business on the internet is a very difficult thing. When people saw businesses using free email accounts, they assume it as a scam. This results in creating unnecessary doubts in the mind of people.

The first-time visitors of your website will notice every single detail of your site so they can create doubts more easily by not seeing an authentic business account. Well if you are serious about building your reputation then get a business email it is easy as well as cheap with Google’s G Suite.

A good website building software.

All of us have heard about the tools used to build a good website. Let’s talk about some of the best tools that are used in the market to build a professional website. WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, and Weebly are some of the good tools for creating a website.

Many people use website building software even though they can code on their notepad. The reason behind that is the ease, yes, it is amazingly easy to code using a tool and it is a very good shortcut for creating a good website easily.

Depending upon your caliber and skills of coding as well as the type of features you want some tools to work way better than their counterparts. For example, WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, and Weebly are some of the good tools for creating a website. WordPress is a really flexible tool but it is not easy to learn for newbies.

Squarespace is a really fascinating design-oriented tool. It has some really good templates. Weebly is the easiest website creating tool even for the newbies. Wix is the most versatile tool and is often the first choice for developers. It has a drag and drops features.

Website hosting.

Nowadays getting a good website host is compulsory. It is basically a storage unit that stores the data or content of your website online. Each time someone opens your site his browser will collect the data of your website from your website host.

You must choose your hosting according to the number of visitors you are going to have on your website. Usually, the cost of the host increases as the number of visitors increase. As the number of visitors increases you need to switch from the basic level hosting to an advanced one.

Generally, website hosting can be classified into 4 major types:

1: Shared hosting

This is a type of hosting in which you share a server with other websites. Or we can say many websites having a single or common server. For example, the university students who live in a hostel have rented separate rooms but share some parts like the kitchen and toilets as well as living rooms.

2: VPS hosting

In this type of hosting the server is shared just like the shared hosting but the major difference is that it has a bigger capacity to handle more visitors. Let’s say you share a building with your friends as you are still sharing but now you have a completely furnished room only for yourself and you are separate from others.

3: Dedicated hosting

In this hosting, you have the server and you don’t share it with anyone.

4: Free hosting

It is for the above-discussed drag and drop website builders. You can use it as long as you want and when you feel like the number of visitors is increasing on your website you can upgrade it to VPS.

Hosting for the WordPress


you are going to find a wide range of website hosts on the internet. I would recommend you to start with the Bluehost. It is really reasonable and affordable as well.


But if you are running a larger website that requires a faster loading, then I would suggest the WP Engine.  It is a really secure and advance host for websites.

Good template design for the website.

Just like many built-in templates are available in Microsoft word, a website template is also an already created website design ready to use. They are really useful as you don’t need an actual website designer to give your website a professional touch. I would recommend everyone not to spend money on a website designer.

A good website is based on real data about how your visitors experience your work, what are their likes and the way they interact with your website. Without having this important and useful information your work would be based on your own assumptions and will not be effective.

So, by hiring a website designer you would waste a lot of money with applying your own assumptions instead of making it user-friendly. Many people use self-hosted tools like WordPress and if you are one of them then you’ll find some great templates at WooThemes and Mojo Marketplace. If you are working with a fully managed website creator tool then they will give you built-in templates now how good is that. I would suggest you all use Wix because of 500+ professionally designed templates that are ready to use.

Weebly is also a really good tool because of its ability to allow access to codes. By this, you can easily make custom changes to your website.

An attractive logo design

Logo plays an important role in the attractiveness of the website. They are the trademark of a website. All the good websites have a specific logo. You can easily design your business logo in two easy steps even though you have no clue about designing.

1: You can get your logo designed by a professional graphic designer. For that, I would recommend 99 Designs as they give you direct access to 950,000+ designers. You can post the project online and you can pay if you are satisfied.

2: Or you can simply use a logo generator tool to create a logo in just a single minute. They give you the freedom to create high-quality logos even though you don’t have graphic skills. It is a good option if you don’t have time to post an ad and wait for a response or if you don’t have enough budget.

Some of the good logo generators are Squarespace logo generator which is absolutely free and TailorBrands which is paid but it’s worth it.

Attractive high-quality content related images for website

Another thing that would bring great attraction and visitors is the graphical content of the website. They are really helpful in promoting the website as well as they also give a professional look to the website.

As we have all seen that a website that has some blurry images of random models it deeply affects our opinion about the website our business these photos represent.

Well lucky for you there are a lot of options on the internet for amazing photos for your websites some of these are:

Unsplash it is a free platform for pictures. it is a platform consisting of both free and paid images depending upon the quality. it is the well-known site and the first choice for many websites. I t is a paid platform and is worth it. just like the Getty images it is also a paid platform for high-quality images.

Good quality image editors

It is one of the most basic and most compulsory tools and I must suggest that it is the basic requirement for any website owner. Now some must be thinking that they don’t have graphical content in their website well even though you don’t have graphics but still you’ll need to crop rotate and resize images at some point. Tools like adobe premiere pro and photoshop are difficult and expensive to use.

That is why free online image editors are effective. Yes, I know that they won’t be able to do what full version of photoshop is capable of doing yet still they are remarkable in helping.

Some of the online editors I would recommend are

Pixlr we could say it is master copy free version of the giant tool photoshop. Major drawback is it has a slight learning curve not good for everyone. It lacks in the preset tools as well.

PicMonkey it is one of the simplest tools to use. It is good for the purpose of creating some unusual ads. Its tools are really simple and easy to use you can color outside line and it will fix it himself! It is really user-friendly.

BeFunky it is also a great tool consisting of a lot of preset tools. It has all the features offered by Pixlr and PicMonkey. It has an extremely user-friendly interface that makes it an ideal choice.

Effective google analytics

Google Analytics is a must for anyone taking his business seriously and having a goal to grow his website and number of visitors. It is a data analyzation tool that allows the owner to understand how visitors interact with his website.

You can get knowledge about how many visitors you have on your website as well as the pages that are most visited and their duration of stay on each page etc. and many more things. Using all this useful information you know in what areas you need improvement.

Let’s just assume visitors visit page 26 very frequently but don’t stay there for long and it’s a pretty important page then you can figure out the problem about the page easily. Frankly speaking, it might not give you all the information but it is definitely a good place for a start.

Frequently asked questions about the discussed article

How can we purchase a domain name for our website?

Easy just purchase it through your website building tool or by a third party like GoDaddy etc.

Please tell us more about the hosting?

The place where all the data of your website is saved online is called its hosting. Drag and drop builders usually have their own hosting even on the free plans.

What is google analytics?

It’s a tool for getting knowledge about how people usually interact with our website. You can get knowledge about how many visitors you have on your website as well as the pages that are most visited and their duration of stay on each page etc. and many more things. Using all this useful information you know in what areas you need improvement.

What should we keep in our mind while choosing a website?

I would say that before choosing a tool for building sites take a rough idea by visiting 2 or 3 tools and look everything like price, are they user-friendly and their templates as well.

Also, check how much your website can grow by the tool you are going to use.

Can you please suggest me a tool that has a user-friendly interface?

Weebly is a good tool for newbies. It is really easy to use and has a really great user-friendly interface. It could be really good for those people who are not good with modern-day technology.

Which website creating tool has the set of best templates?

It is really hard to tell because everyone has its pros and cons. But the Square Space is the best choice as it is a good design orientation website tool. Its templates are really professional and they keep it up to date according to market demand.

Give us an idea about the number 1 drag and drop tool?

Wix, in my opinion, is no doubt the best because of its amazingly advanced user-friendly features. Its ability to integrating with social channels gives it a major advantage above other tools available in the market.

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6 Modern Web Technologies of 2020

The world of web development is continuously varying and it is confronted to keep a close eye on everything that is going away on. Which frameworks will still be pertinent in the upcoming years? And which programming language is most appropriate for your web application? Let’s discuss six modern language technologies for advance level web developments.

In this article, we will differentiate between front-end and back-end technologies. We will start with three front-end development frameworks and then talk about three back-end development frameworks.

Front-end Frameworks

1. React.js

With React.js, developers each with their own “state” can make reusable codes. If one part has to be modified on the page (for example the client clicks a like-button), only that one part is updated by React (the thumb goes up) without refreshing the whole page.

For this, React uses a ‘virtual DOM’. This is a symbol of a user interface that is stored in the memory and is synchronized continuously with the “real” DOM. It does not matter that which browser you are using because, the virtual DOM of React will reduce faster always as it works in a more well-organized way.

Large companies have been using React.js for a number of years now, and we notice that the technology is being embraced by more and more companies. The attention in React among developers is massive and that makes it a technology that will only gain reputation in the upcoming years.

Additionally, to React there is also React Native, that is a framework which makes it possible to develop mobile apps for both Android and iOS with only one set of source code. The framework has the same technical foundation as React and with that, and for developers it has abruptly become much easier to build up mobile apps in addition to websites and web applications and this has been an attractive development for companies.

2. Vue.js

One more important beginner in front-end development is Vue.js, which is a JavaScript framework with the fastest rising and maybe the most passionate developer community at the moment. With very comprehensive documentation and a quite low learning bow, Vue.js is an appropriate choice when you want to research with a new framework as a developer.

Because of the similarity to react and pointed in terms of architecture, it is an easy conversion from other frameworks. Appreciated for its small size (that is only 20KB), flexibility and speed, Vue.js delivers yet better performance compared other frontend frameworks.

Vue.js at present still fairly has a small market share compared to Angular or React. Therefore, finding developers with knowledge in Vue.js can be a little harder. Whether Vue will become as admired as React or Angular we will have to stay and see, but due to the optimistic opinions from the developer community and the increasing use of Vue, it seems to be expected that Vue.js will bring on to develop faith.

3. JQuery

But what about jQuery? Well, it seems that the developer community is gradually affecting away from the most famous JavaScript library. One of the causes might be that jQuery does not go well with newer libraries like React. Modern browsers nowadays also hold up many jQuery-like functions, which in many cases make jquery essential. For that reason, we see that a lot more make use of pure JavaScript. For example, GitHub recently announced that it had replaced all jQuery with unpolluted JavaScript.

JQuery may not always be the first choice when opening a new project, with 300,000 downloads per day. It still achieved a good 300% growth compared to the establishment of 2019. Perhaps, even more astonishing, 90% of the top 500,000 websites still create sites by use of jQuery! This shows that a library does not unavoidably have to be new and cool to stay applicable. The choice to use a particular library depends completely on the type of project which you would like to use it for.

The changes in front-end web development are happening extremely fast. It seems nearly impossible to follow everything, but by understanding and monitoring the most important frameworks, we can put on an imminent and make better choices at the beginning of a new project.

Each of the frameworks/libraries has a dissimilar philosophy and each has its own strong point, but one thing we can be sure of is that JavaScript is the foundation of all these developments. Therefore, a development team that has strong knowledge and experience with JavaScript is necessary for building contemporary websites and web applications.


4. Kotlin

A programming language that has extremely grown in reputation in recent years is Kotlin. It is a current substitute to Java that is simple to learn. The open source language started to grow specially last year when Google declared that it was an officially supported language for Android. Many companies started lettering their Android apps with Kotlin, such as Slack and Netflix. Rob Fletcher, a higher software developer at Netflix, wrote:

“Kotlin is not ground-breaking, but it feels like a very cautious integration of some of the best features of additional languages.”

It is interesting to see, as a research by Pusher showed, that Kotlin was used mostly by skilled developers in the first years (since 2011), but since the statement of Google, it is the new developers, especially students, who are causing the massive expansion. Additionally, it is not completely astonishing that most of the developers at the present use Kotlin to build Android apps, even though it can also be used for ever-increasing back-end or server-side applications.

5. Elixir and Phoenix

Phoenix is built in the functional programming language Elixir, and it is a comparatively new framework that is progressively being talked about in the developer area. It is known for its fast performance and it is one of the reasons why developers are so concerned in it. For example, processing out, a bulky JSON appeal which takes about 1.5 seconds in Rails and only costs 400ms in Phoenix.

It remains important to check whether a technology is appropriate for the kind of project in which you want to apply it. For instance, Elixir and Phoenix are well-built in real-time applications, in which many relations have to be processed at the same time e.g. chat applications. But for applications that need a lot of computing power, Elixir could be less appropriate.

The number of Elixir developers is now quite limited. Elixir and Phoenix are comparatively original and there are less companies that work openly with this framework. This can definitely change in the future and that’s why you should keep a close eye on Elixir and Phoenix.

6. GraphQL

You may have heard of GraphQL. It is an open-source query language created by Facebook, and one of the most present ways to build APIs. The fame of GraphQL is increasing very fast and large companies like Twitter, Shopify and Amazon have by now started working with the technology.

GraphQL offers solutions for some very genuine problems that developers struggle with a lot because it makes loading and giving out data much easier. One of the significant differences between a REST API and GraphQL is that GraphQL offers the option to identify accurately which information you want to get back from the API. It guarantees that the software business the API receives all the data it needs in a single demand.

This comes in handy when the application contains many nested models and relations. For example, GraphQL helps when increasing mobile apps, to only load the appropriate data and thus decrease the load on the mobile network. GraphQL takes care of a lot of the transparency that REST APIs have and that delivers profit to both the backend and frontend.


As a developer, it is significant to stay up to date with current technological developments as much as possible. You must look at the opportunities, and also think the possible risks that new technology requires. You know, Experimenting frequently with unrelated and new frameworks helps to experience the possible profit, but also the restrictions.

The work of a developer consists mainly of solving technical challenges and that is why it is of great significance to work with established technology, which is productive to work with and has a large community at the after it.

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10 Elements, to Choose the Right Website Development Company

The most common mistake any individual or company can make when offering out on a new website project is to assume that website design is everything. I can declare that your website’s design on its own is not what will make your website successful.

A professional web development service and quality are what will affect the success of your website and its online objectives. High standards are developed for a reason, and that is to confirm the service and product you receive is of paramount quality and to a professional level so that your site will function as intended and provide the right return on the venture.

Too many businesses and companies that are trusting on the success of their website to help drive their business will bypass the essential step of dealing with a professional development company based on amount.

In this article, I will expose 10 instructions to choose the right website development company and how it will enhance your project’s success.

10 Guidelines to Choose the Right Website Development Company

1. Track Record:

Every company show their previous job done so choose a company that has an established track record. Normally a website company that has more than 20+ websites that they have developed and designed in-house with case studies to show their successes. Any awards won or qualifications will also help establish this.

2. Methodology:

Confirm your chosen website development company has a strong web development methodology or process. This means that when your chosen development company improves your website you can track the progress of your project and certify all-important quality standards are covered.

3. Usability:

Website design does play an important role in the development of your website project. Make sure the company you choose has user-friendly interaction knowledge and strong visitor usability. Usability is how people will interact with your website and how effectively they reach your end goal.

4. Development Team:

The Company you choose should have an in house website development team. Don’t use a development company that is going to send your project work off to a different country or other outsourced web companies. You do not want to be chasing an unseen rabbit down a hole should things be affected by an unforeseen event.

5. Design Team:

Your website company ideally should have an in-house design group, unless you are dealing with another company or individual for design. This tip relates to tip 3, if your website development company has a designer in-house this will enhanced the success of the project as the development will mirror the design better and its purposes.

6. SEO:

Choose a website development company that has an understanding of search engine optimization (SEO). Another imperative factor to any web projects success is making assured the company you deal with knows about search engine optimization and how it will affect your site.

7. Social Media:

Social media is a new form of marketing and advertising can drive great results. Dealing with a website developer that recognizes this can help you drive better traffic and alternative forms of login. This tip applies to socially active sites and E-commerce based projects.

8. Content:

Website Content is the biggest thing that pushes your website and draws in your visitors. Content will be the leading thing that will sell your product or services, the company you deal with should have good development methods to structure content efficiently.

9. E-commerce:

While choosing a web development company that has an E-commerce experience. E-commerce is fast becoming the leading way to make money online, how your clients make payments is very imperative. Make sure you deal with a web development firm that can endorse and implement the best payment methods available.

10. Support:

The most significant tip to date, your web development company must be capable to support you as a client and provide ongoing service and maintenance. Work with a company that is going to be around a year from the time you employ them, too many clients I have met have been left in limbo because the individual or company they were dealing with has gone bust or skipped the country to leave you in the middle of nowhere.

In summary, there are several features to take into thought before making your website developer choice. I am confident this article with the above 10 instructions will help you qualify the best development company to deal with for your new web project.

The majority of the 10 tips should already be covered by your chosen website development company, but it does not hurt you to double-check. I highly recommend you ask your chosen company questions based on my 10 instructions above, this will help establish them as the right business to deal with.

All successful website projects are a result of evaluating and planning, failing to plan and evaluate your development choices could mean failure of your site.

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Why Web development? and its steps

Web development is a series of tasks, involved in making a web site for the Internet World Wide Web or an intranet, a private network. Web development can range from developing a simple single static page of plain text to complex web-based internet applications web apps, social network services, and electronic businesses. A more comprehensive list of tasks to which web development usually refers may contain web engineering, web design, web content development, client-side, server-side scripting, client liaison, E-commerce development, web server, and network security configuration.

Between web development and web professionals, commonly refers to the main non-design aspects of building websites: writing markup and coding. Web development may use content management systems (CMS) to make all types of content changes easier and accessible with basic technical skills.

For bigger businesses and organizations, web development teams can contain hundreds of people (web developers) and follow standard techniques like Agile methodologies while developing websites. Smaller organizations can only require a single permanent web developer or contracting developer, or secondary assignment to related job positions such as an information systems technician or graphic designer.

Web development may be a joint effort between multi departments rather than the domain of a designated department. There are three variants of web developer specialization: front- end developer, back- end developer, and full- stack developer. Front end developers are keen for behavior and visuals that run in the user browser, while back-end team deals with the servers.

Web development has also impacted personal marketing and networking. Websites are no longer simply tools for work or commerce but serve more broadly for social networking and communication. Web sites such as Twitter and Facebook provide users with a platform to communicate and organizations with a more personal and interactive way to involve the public

Web Development – The Crucial Part of Web Site Promotion

The purpose of creating a web page can be a personal professional. Web development is very useful for current technologies in use today. Increasing websites and web usage in the modern world specify the benefits of software engineering towards website development. The web provides sufficient space for the user to manage and work on and provides an option to the users for having a website.

Purpose of web development:

Web hosting is done to share the idea at any level. It started at the academic level and continued towards persons and experts. Nowadays scripting in .net Programming has become so easy that everybody can design their personal website page. With good web development, a company can make the web to be a marketing outlet for selling and purchasing products of all kind and services.

What does the web development team do?

Web Development Team involves in given the job of rescripting, assessing and the theme formulated by the designing team for the site. Web Development demands an understanding of processes associated with web development. The web Development team has the responsibility for giving a new face to the finished site. Evaluation requires subjectivity and technical procedure. Web Developers individually work for bringing their style into their creation and the combination of the whole thought process is used to affect the web page.

Software Programming and languages like HTML, Flash, Perl, XML, etc, are used for web development. Web developers are required knowing more than one of these languages to have a mandate in the web world. Web Development is a long term process of evaluation and revisal that helps in the creation and maintenance of a website.

IT community with the development of technology has covered the way for making web page simple for a layman. Website Creation and development process are very easy for the availability of many software tools and the quality assurance provided by them.

Java Script and XML of asynchronous nature permit the website to be more sensitive to user request without including the website’s original speed. The Sign Up processes and processes related to chatting and searching becomes easy using Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. The technicalities related to developing a personal website can be prevented as several websites are working at minimal prices for the same purpose.

However, professional web pages demand a proper knowledge about web development for advertising their product or services. Provision of accessibility, web standards and browser compatibility should be considered for developing a professional site.

Price factors play a very great role in website development designing and processes related to its development. Global Business concerns form a budget, especially for web development. They look for the finest available deal at the least of expenditure. Sub-continent Companies provide the web developing mantra to all concerns around the world at a very sensible rate. Greater quality of offered service and cost-effectiveness have permitted many Multi-National Companies to turn towards Professionals of Web Development.

Web Development is now getting on the notice of many individuals for its financial benefits and personal.

Web Development and Things You Should Know About It

Web development is the term normally used for the development work done for building a professional website. Websites now days are highly responsible for providing whole information about the thing they are associated with, and for promoting and marketing them. Websites can either simply be a bunch of static pages or can be highly complicated by carrying a huge amount of dynamic data. The success of a Website is measured by the traffic it creates or in simple words the amount of crowd it attracts.


Not only the text content but the overall view of a website, the choice and the combination of colors, fonts size, they seem less coding for its functionalities, the amount of ease it delivers to the user, are the things together that raise its popularity and traffic. Between some web professionals, the term web development is connected to the non-design feature of website building that is writing the markups and coding. Web development is the essential development of the website following its functionalities and user interface.


Companies have different web development departments that design and develop their websites. The department mostly is consists of a team web developer, graphics designers, web testers, content writers and employees related to their marketing department to guide the developers and designers to develop a trending and approaching a website that can beat others and create a thrill in the market. On the other hand, some companies just hire some Web Developing agencies, the agencies that only work on a website development platform.

The customer requirement is the most essential factor in developing a website. For agencies, the customers are the companies or the individuals who pay them to build their websites. The functionalities, working and the outlook of a website should be something that reflects the individual or the company’s name, position, and work for whom it is built.


To build an effective and impressive website, planning is a necessity. It specifies the structure of the site in which the development is to be done. Web development comprises the following steps:

1. GATHERING INFORMATION: The first step is to gather all types of information related to the individual or the company for whom the website is made for, the targeted viewers, the main goal or purpose of making the professional website. It makes it easy to work additional in the development as it clears all the doubts regarding the design and content of the website.

2. PLANNING: Planning is interrelated to sitemap and wireframe creations, it mainly defines the inner structure of the website. The sitemap is created by the information gathered in the previous step.

3. DESIGN: Now finally it comes, the work of a graphic designer. A graphic designer designs the website page layout, defining the way how the website looks. The website design is one of the most important parts of web development as it decides how the users are going to interact with the website.

4. CONTENT WRITING: Writing effective content to introduce the company to the audience is an imperative step in web development. Text Content writers are commonly responsible for writing content.

5. CODING: And here is the most main part, to code the website and its functionalities so that it can easily get optimized, runs smoothly, and can fully satisfy the demand of the customer at the same time grabs the attention of the audience.

6. TESTING, REVIEWS: In this step, all the forums, links, scripts are checked to make assured that they are running fine. After testing only the site is uploaded to the server.

7. MAINTENANCE: Maintenance mainly refers to the website upgradations. The website should mold itself to the upcoming trends and changes. It should include new features with time and listen to the user’s feedback for doing so.

Websites are the new trends to advertise and promote yourself or your organization. The more approaching the website is, the more popular between the audiences is gained. There are different ways to get an effective and professional website developed, i.e. either developing by your web development department.

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Why is Responsive Design So Important?

Nowadays, in web design, responsiveness is crutial so what is this responsiveness means if you don’t know about new web design technologies. Moreover, if you don’t understand this concept, you might also be confused, why should business websites implement this responsive design technique or not?

It can solve many of your problems related to your web and It can enhance the way it is presented on devices different from both small and large screens. It can also leverage the time spend on your site by visitor and it can make your website more presentable and mobile-friendly. Moreover, one of the biggest advantages is that it can also assist you to improve SEO efforts.

What is responsive design?

What is a responsive website and how it occure? Basically, its put a website together in a way that it auto gauges its elements and content to better fit the screen size on which that website is viewed is called a responsive design. A responsive design eliminates further tasks of visitors on mobile devices, to read your content and it also preserves images from being bigger than the screen width.

Responsive design unique goal:

To remove the resizing that is unnecessary, zooming, panning, scrolling that merely happens when it has not been boosted for different screens and devices. It is the main and ultimate goal of responsive design. If your website is not responsive, then your potential customers can get irritated by trying to understand how these websites can be optimized, as it becomes very difficult, to navigate these types of sites.

For smartphone users, responsive design also eliminates the past requirement to build a particular mobile website. Now, you can easily have one dedicated website that resize automatically to match the device it is viewed on, instead of designing various websites for different screen sizes and devices.

Why should you have a responsive design?

The community in which we breathe is a mixed type of screen tech. You never know what device or screen somebody will be using to view your website so, it is very necessary for your site to be possibly viewed across every device as possible. According to a Responsive website data, it is wise to capture to all desktop and slim devices viewers. The figures of desktop viewers are continuously getting less as mobile users will gradually up as smartphone use is increasing.

Moreover, Google announced search engine algorithms update, only mobile-friendy sites will get rank. It means that the websites that were not mobile-friendly, wouldn’t be able to deliver a user experience to mobile searchers and viewers. Consequently, these websites would potentially lose some ground in search engine positions.

Merits of having a responsive design:

The major merits of having a responsive design for business website are summarized below:
• Very effective user experience
• Cost-effectiveness
• Search engine ranking up positions gains
• Easily managed
• Flexibility
To more clarity about why you need to spend on a responsive website, let’s see the details of these 5 benefits.


To website owners, the experience of the user is necessary and crucial. You want your viewers to like your content and you also want it to be easy to use to convince them to come back. Your company appears unprofessional if a person visits your website on a mobile device, and your pictures do not have the proper resolution or it takes forever to load.

No one wants to do business with any unprofessional website. But responsive design can help convince people to give your company a chance, and it can also offer a much better user experience. Because the overall impression that visitors have will be much more positive and zooming and scrolling will be eliminated, content can be viewed quicker.


Maintaining separate sites for your mobile and non-mobile audiences can get expensive. Through responsive design, you can save money by cutting the cost of paying for a mobile site. You will only need to focus on a single site design to manage all visitors and all gadgets.


It helps in SEO and means Google’s search page rankings fast. You will get a better opportunity of receiving potential customers if you are closer to the top websites.

As mentioned, Google gives preference to websites that are mobile-friendly. So, responsive design can help with SEO. Responsiveness can help give you a big improvement in search engine results, in combination with the other SEO factors.


To modernize or refresh the way their website looks, people do not have a good deal of time. This occurs with most businesses, especially smaller businesses. But, Responsive design allows you to make the changes yourself, easily and quickly, rather than having to hire a designer to handle every aspect of your website.

In addition, other features and elements of your marketing will be much easier to manage, with just one website. You will never have to wonder if you question whether or not all of your redirect links will be working to get the right visitors to the right web site or you should link the mobile or desktop site on a social media update. In managing a business website, responsiveness takes much of the stress out.


You can make any kind of changes quickly and easily when you have a website with a responsive design. When you just want to make a quick design tweak or fix a typo on your site, you only have to do it once, because this flexibility gives a huge advantage in it. And you do not need to worry about making changes on two websites.

Is responsive design have some demerits?

Obviously, no marketing design type or method is totally perfect and a responsive design is no exception.
Everything has pros and cons. The same is the situation with responsive web designing. Some of the cons or limitations to responsive design include:
• It may be tough for you to create a responsive website on your own that is accurate and unique to your branding or product.
• Not every site looks great on every device or screen.
• You could run into problems with banner ads or resized advertisements.
• You may want to offer different things to different users according to which device they use.
• This can be in some way challenging on responsive websites.
Not just responsive, but still every design has disadvantages.

According to the research of the overwhelming majority of responsive website statistics, it was proposed that this is the best approach.


For instance, research says that 61 percent of mobile users say that if your website won’t load the information, or if they cannot find what they are looking for, they will leave your website immediately. Responsive design is what the overwhelming majority of Internet users prefer, even despite the drawbacks. As a responsive design, makes the mobile browsing process that much easier and faster.

Embrace responsive design for your website

Let the time and cost savings convince you if responsive website success stories do not convince you to make the changes to this way of designing or presenting. Responsive design should be part of your website also because it is an important part of any modern web design.

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Website Development Process Guide in Steps

The stages of preliminary information gathering, post-launch maintenance as well as detailed planning are the things that usually stay behind the scenes and, at the same time, remain the crucial part of website development and design life cycle.

Coding process, the core part of website design and development is not as important preliminary as actually, such languages as CSS, javascript, and HTML define the way we interact with information and give the web we know its shape.

We will take a look at how the general website development process may look like in this article. The variations of the overall website developing stages usually come from five to eight. However, the whole picture stays pretty much the same every time. So, the main seven steps that we should follow are as follows:

1: Information Gathering

2: Planning time

3: Design ideas

4: Content Writing and Assembly

5: Coding

6: Testing, Review, and Launch

7: Maintenance.

Website Development Timeline

Your thoughts rotate around two main issues when you are thinking of building a website, e.g. the time and price. On the size and scope of the project, these two principles depend basically. You need to create a website development timeline by tasks, and establishing milestones for your project, to outline the whole development process. To track the implementation of your projects, you need to make sure you keep up with the deadline, it is the best way.

To double-check that you do not miss anything, we have prepared an estimated time for each step, and a detailed description of the whole website development process.

Website Development Life Cycle

Step 1. Gathering the Information: Main Goals, Target Audience, and Purpose:

In t
his stage, we determine how the subsequent steps will look like. Besides, it is also the stage of discovering and investigating. To get a clear understanding of your future website purposes, the get target audience you want to attract to your site, and to achieve the main goals you wish to get, are the most important tasks at this point. To develop the best strategy for further project management, such kind of website development questionnaire helps a lot.

Online resources for the teenagers looks different than sites for adults and news portal differs from the entertainment websites. Websites of many different types give different functionality to the visitors, which says that different technologies have different purposes and they should be used according to purposes. To solve the unexpected issues such as design changing or adding the functionality that wasn’t initially planned, a well-described and detailed plan based on this pre-development data can protect you from spending extra resources. The estimated time for this step is from 1 to 2 weeks.

Step 2. Planning: Sitemap and Wireframe Creation

The developer creates the data that allow a customer to judge how the entire site will look like, at this stage of the web development cycle. A site map is created on the basis of information that was generated together in the previous phase. The detail of that site map of that XB Software website is as follows:

The relations between the main areas of your website should be described in that sitemap. That map or representation could help you in understanding, how usable the final product will be? The relationship between the different pages of a website should also be shown by that map so that you can service if the end-user starts from the main page or you can judge how easy it will be for the end-user to find the required information. To build an easy and user-friendly to navigate website is the main reason behind the sitemap creation.

That site map does not describe the user interface but it slows you to understand how the inner structure of a website looks. Sometimes, there’s a necessity to get approval from a customer that everything looks fine before you start to code or even work on a design so that you can begin the next phase of developing that site. A mock-up or wireframe is created if such case happens. A visual representation of the user interface that you’re going to create is called a wireframe. Any design elements such as colors, logos, etc. are not contained in that wireframe. Only the elements that will be added to the page and their location are described in it. In the production sketch, it is artless and cheap.

To select the technology stack is the other important thing. Technology stack is a programming language, frameworks, CMS that you’re going to use. The estimated time of this step or stage is from 2 to 6 weeks.

Step 3. Design: Page Layouts, Review, and Approval Cycle

The shape of your website takes place during the design phase. At this step, all the visual content such as photos, videos, and images etc. are created. All the info that was gathered through the first phase is crucial once again. While you are working on a design, the customer and target audience must be kept in mind.

The consequence of a designer’s work is the layout of that website and it may be an actual graphic design or a graphic sketch. To represent the information structure, demonstrating the basic functionality and visualizing the content of a website is the primary function of the layout. Layout can give a general understanding of the future product. Moreover, colors, logos, images are contained in a layout.

The customer can send you his feedback, and he can review the layout after that. You should change the layout and send it back to the client if he is not sure about some aspects of your made design. Unless the customer is completely satisfied, the cycle should be repeated again and again. The estimated time of this step or stage is from 4 to 12 weeks.

Step 4.  Content Writing and Assembly

With other stages of website creation, content compiling and writing usually overlaps and the role of this step cannot be underestimated. It is very necessary to put in writing the very essence you would like to communicate to the audience of your website and add calls-to-action at this step of development. The creation of catching headlines, writing new text, text editing compiling the existing text, etc. are also involved the content writing.

As we know that it takes a lot of effort and time. The client undertakes to provide website content ready to migrate to the site as a rule. Before or during website coding, when all website content is provided, the results come better. The estimated time of this step or stage is from 5 to 15 weeks.

Step 5. Coding

You can finally start creating the website itself, at the step of coding. Graphic elements should be used to create an actual website that has been designed during the previous stages. According to the website pyramid that was beforehand created in the procedure of a sitemap, the home page is created first, and then all sub-pages are added usually. To make sure that the server can handle the installation and set-up smoothly, CMS and Frameworks should be implemented.

During the mock-up and layout creation, all static web page elements that were designed should be created and tested. Special features and interactivity should be added after that. The most crucial thing in this phase is the deep understanding of every website development technology that you are going to use.

You can also install CMS plugins at this step if there’s a need when you use CMS for site creation. Search Engine Optimization or simply SEO is the other important step. The optimization of website elements (e.g., title, keyword, description) that can help your site achieve higher rankings in the search engines is called SEO. And as we all know, valid code is pretty important for SEO.

The estimated time of this step or stage is from 6 to 15 weeks.

Step 6. Testing, Review, and Launch

The most routine part of a process is probably testing. To make sure that there are no broken one among them, every single link should be tested thoroughly. You should run a spell-checking software to find possible typos. Moreover, you should check every script and every form. To check if your code follows the current web standards, use the code validators. The most necessary thing is valid code if, for example, cross-browser compatibility is crucial for you.

It is the time to upload it to a server after you check and re-check your website. A software called File Transfer Protocol or simply FTP is used for this purpose. You should run yet another after you deployed the file. To check every of your file has been mounted properly or not should be the final test to be sure. The estimated time of this step or stage is from 2 to 4 weeks.

Step 7. Maintenance: Opinion Monitoring and Regular Updating

A website is more of a service than a product is the most important thing to remember. To “deliver” a website to a user, it is not enough. You should also make sure that everybody is satisfied and always be prepared to make changes in another case. Check whether everything works fine or not.

If you add the Feedback system to that website, then it will allow you to check and debug possible problems the end-users face. In this case, the top significant duty is to repair the problem as rapid as you can. You may find one day that your users prefer to use another website if you won’t. As a substitute of putting up with the tiresomeness for the end-user. 

Keeping your website up to date is the most crucial thing. Regular updates will prevent you from bugs and decrease security risks if you are using a CMS. Its estimated time is ongoing.


The thing that you should always keep in mind is that the website development project does not start with coding and does not end after the day you have finally launched your website. 

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