Web Development London

If you’re looking to create a proper website, whether you’re thinking about doing it yourself or employing a skilled web developer to do the task for you, you have probably heard the term ‘web development’ come up quite often. Familiarity with the web development concept is fine, but if you’re sincere about learning how to develop a website, you should have a concrete understanding of the term.

Here’s a quick insight about web development for you to be able to familiarize the idea. Let’s start at the beginning shall we?

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What is Web Development

It is the process of developing webpages or websites hosted on the Internet. Think about your favourite website; whether it’s a blog , e-commerce site, online video streaming service, social
network, or any other type of Internet application, it all had to be created by a web developer. So, what does that look like? The process of web development can be branched into three main
components: client-side coding, server-side coding, as well as database technology.

The Client-Side Coding

When you’re using or viewing a certain website, you’re referred to as a ‘client’ or a ‘user’. The computer programs or web applications rendered by a user’s web browser are pertained to as client-side scripts. This means the program requests any data files it requires in order to seamlessly run from the web server, then runs within the client’s or user’s web browser.

This allows a certain webpage to have specific and alternating content depending on the client’s input or other factors. Flash, Ajax, jQuery, JavaScript, Microsoft Silverlight, CSS3, and HTML5 are some examples of popular plugins, languages, and libraries used in the
client-side scripting.

Mobile Responsive

Since April 2015 it has been essential to have a fully mobile responsive website.
This means that the website responds to the screen size it is being viewed on like a mobile or a tablet and displays in the most effective way for the visitor to see and navigate through it. At MLA every website we build is made responsive as standard and will have a high score in a google responsive test. With over 50% of searches now made on a mobile or a tablet this is now more essential than ever. We use the latest practices and build all responsive
sites using bootstrap.

The Server-Side Coding

In comparison to client-side scripts, the server-side scripts are rendered on the web server whenever a client or a user requests a specific service or document. The server then produces the service or document needed by the client (commonly in the form of HTML) which can be interpreted by the client’s browser.

The document sent to the browser may frequently contain client-side scripts. PHP, ASP.NET, ColdFusion, Java, Python, Perl, and Ruby are few examples of languages utilized for server-side coding.

The Database Technology

For any proper website to work and function on the Internet, it must be hosted within a database on a webserver. The database is comprised with all the files needed for a website and its necessary applications to function. Websites normally use some form of a relational database management system (also known sas RDBMS); namely Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Apache, and of course, IBM. Open-source RDBMS are also really popular, led by PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MariaDB.

That’s it! You now have a concrete understanding of the fundamentals of web development. If you want to know more, simply browse through our page to discover various information regarding this topic.

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“I have been using Marc’s services for some years now and he is the best! I cant recommend him enough. Great work and great customer service even long after completion and just really happy with every experience I have had with MLA. If you want a good service make sure to get in touch.”

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