Web Design Format
For now, the war is
between flash and HTML. What is good about flash is that it is often more
eye-catching. Flash websites lend themselves better to application development.
A flash site can often operate fluidly like software. HTML sites can also work
like software, but flash just looks cooler with its high end transitions and
animations.HTML is usually preferred by business or corporate websites by most
web design companies. Also most social media and monetized websites are built with
HTML. This type of web design allows for expansion with content. The text
content in HTML websites is also better indexed by search engines, though there
have been great strides forward with flash indexing. Hybrid flash/HTML sites
have the best of both worlds. They have the eye-candy of flash and the
organization and functionality of HTML.
Website CMS Platform
A website is like a
stage that is built to feature content. Some websites are built and stay the
same throughout their existence. Many other websites have content that changes
frequently. These sites need some sort of user-friendly content management
system in order to easily update that material on the website. There are many
ways to do so like custom php/mysql structures, Ruby on Rails or other open
source content management systems.
These methods, as all
coding like, java, asp, XML, etc are extremely controversial from one web
design company to the next. No one can agree which is the best to pursue. The
determining factors should be functionality and anticipated growth. Basically
if your prospective web designer has built websites previously that perform
well and has confidence that they can continue to grow with your venture as it
evolves, how the web development is accomplished is essentially irrelevant.
Author: virtual1 / Posted: 06-08-2011