Web Design

Radical changes to web design have transformed designer workflow. It’s no longer enough to build a static HTML page and fill it with content. You need access to an armoury of languages, the tool kits of web design that can build a striking online presence with polished interactive elements and enhanced usability. Take a glance at just some of the those disciplines, skills mastered by Web Design Sun.

Web Design - HTML/XHTML/HTML5

HTML/XHTML/HTML5 

HyperText Markup Language was co-opted into service to make layout tables, footers and headers, body and content, but other technologies have thankfully taken over these duties. The markup language uses tags that your internet browser translates into a visual layout. XHTML extends this functionality but it wasn’t until the advent of HTML5 that markup structuring realized its potential with support for multimedia functions, server-side calls, increased performance, and much more.

Web Design - CSS 2.0/CSS 3.0/LESS/SASS

CSS 2.0/CSS 3.0/LESS/SASS 

Cascading style sheets are the visual component of web design, but they also function as a logical alternative to styling the countless web pages that a high-end website can contain. The specification is light and designed to bring consistency to your website by generating style changes that cause site-wide change, a major advantage when making modifications that need to affect the entire website. It was with CSS 2.0 that style sheets attached as a document with cues that altered everything from font selection to margins and background graphics, but the introduction of the CSS 3.0 specification introduced a much-needed update. This latest version incorporates graphically focused changes and a brand new selection of selectors. Next, a pre-processor approach incorporated LESS and SASS into CSS as sub-families with greater functionality and an expanded command interface. Both LESS and SASS add greater syntax to the language, bringing the power of embedded variables and mixins.In summary, both LESS and SASS add interactivity to the CSS domain and both add to this functionality with extensions. SASS is built upon the RUBY language while LESS sticks with Javascript.

Web Design - JavaScript

JavaScript 

All this talk of browsers and networks in web design comes with a penalty, the need for a scripting language that binds client-side and server-side actions together. Javascript is the dynamic language understood by your browser, the scripting code that implements interactive web applications alongside HTML to turn hard-coded content into a living thing. Easy to learn by the non-programmer, the popular language submits to the programming skills of the Web Design Sun team to create dazzling content.

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jQuery/jQuery UI/jQuery Mobile 

From scripting language to scripting library, jQuery functions are derived from a JavaScript framework that contains script blocks. A line of code positioned strategically on your website will trigger a jQuery call and activate one or more of these blocks of powerful JavaScript. The result is interactivity, the compact generation of events and effects with minimal effort, but remember, the skill of an expert is required to navigate a jQuery library. Next, a more specialized form of the JavaScript library, jQuery UI, focuses on user-interface components by assigning a library to visual functions such as effects and consolidated web design mechanisms that include sliders and customized menus. Finally, it’s the role of jQuery Mobile to reshape the framework for the mobile market. This library includes functions that work best for touch screens and responsive layouts.

Web Design - AJAX

AJAX 

Asynchronous Javascript and XML functionality is a client-side scripting language for building highly effective web applications. The AJAX programming engine fuses many of the technologies already mentioned, HTML, CSS, and Javascript, binding them into an asynchronous whole that loads web programs fast thanks to the maintenance of a server-side communications channel.

Web Design - Parallax

Parallax 

This additional tool in the Web Design Sun toolkit is ideal for hooking a visitor with a short attention span. The technique utilizes visual imagery code trickery to lend depth and motion to a web page, moving a layered foreground image slower than the backing layers. It’s Ideal for creating a timeline or story that scrolls horizontally across the visitors monitor.

Web design is an ever-evolving landscape of new technologies built on a framework of established formats. The professional team of rockstar programmers, managers, and web developers at Web Design Sun is your path to navigating these competing standards and creating the fastest, most dynamic website.

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