John Winther Iversen, web developer - briefing on his principles and tools.
UX (User Experience)
The users of the web see different things when visiting websites.
UX (User Experience) is a group of guidelines, which puts the users in the centre of the process and aims to uncover,
what they wish when meeting the website.
Involving relevant users in every step of the process is crucial for the UX development of quality websites and John prefers to work that way.
After all, the success or failure of a website is often measured by the number of users, who successfully use it.
It has become increasingly important to be positioned favourably on search engines,
especially Google. By a wide margin, the first searchresults are the ones that are clicked the most. Consequently,
SEO has become an important aspect of most commercial websites' presence on the internet.
As Google try to hide their formula from the frontend developer, constant study by the developers is necessary, and it is a tricky subject. John generally follows the recommendations of internet tools when doing SEO.
Increasingly it has become a good idea to make homepages, which adapts to the
sizes of the windows they are opened in. A solution is to make them responsive. CSS is the preferred means of accomplishing this.
A responsive approach is also beneficial, when UX is a consideration. not just for different computer screen sizes - there are
additional things the frontender must consider for the user experience on small screens of mobile phones.
It is however still John's goal to keep pages looking almost similar, no matter which device is used.
Responsive pages are a priority, but recognizability is also important.
Content Management Systems
CMS is right for
website owners, who want to update their pages frequently without going to professionals or learning to code.
Another advantage of a good CMS is that they often create responsive pages and are updated often, which means that
they will generally be secure.
John's experience with CMS are mostly with systems coded in PHP.
The main tools of the trade in a frontender's world are CSS3 and HTML5. Developers use them to create
responsive pages. It is wise to keep track of the development in CSS3 and HTML5 and
their support in the major browsers, however John generally tend to favor a simple and safe code, which does not challenge the limits.
PHP and .NET
sometimes it is beneficial to implement a homepage with a
more advanced functionality or make modules for a CMS. The solution may be an advanced programming language. PHP and Microsoft
.NET are possible choices, and John has experience with both.
Candidate: John Iversen
6 briefings waiting:
3 on tools to the left,
3 on principles at the top.
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