Top Tips for Web Development

Say you’re a new business fresh on the market, eager to promote your brand, reach valuable customers and sell your product or service. In this day and age, there is one clear cut way to go about this, and no, it doesn’t involve handing out flyers or knocking on peoples’ doors. It is, quite simply, developing a website for your business. Surprise, surprise! Increasing your business’s credibility, upping your chances of gaining more leads and opening your brand up to the whole realm of digital marketing are just a few of the incredible benefits a website can grant you. 

But where to start? In this blog, we’ll run through some of the most valuable words of advice that experts often give to those just starting out in the web development arena. 

 

1.  Learn The Big 3

You may or may not have heard of HTML, CSS or JavaScript before. But when it comes to web development, these are known as ‘The Big 3’. You can think of these as the foundations of a website, and a sort of universal language used to develop them. HTML is your site’s skeleton, CSS adds to the visual aesthetic, and JavaScript brings it all to life through animation and user interactivity. Taking the time to learn The Big 3 (and learn them well) and also how they work and interact together is essential. 

 

2. Use a Code Generator

When starting out, it can be a good idea to use a CSS generator. It’s a great way to learn the new techniques of coding, not to mention they are delightfully time-efficient. Though just be sure not to be too reliant on generators – you still need to learn to code the real way through The Big Three. 

 

3. Get a Programming Text Editor

Getting your hands on a programming-friendly text editor is essential if you want to make the coding process easy and efficient (which you absolutely do!). Luckily there’s really no shortage of text editors out there, regardless of which platform you’re on. 

 

4. Know Your Screen Sizes

Web development is a technical endeavour after all, so it may come as no surprise that the look of your website may change across different browsers and screen sizes of different devices. Using the screen testing tool, Screenfly, and the browser compatibility tool, Browsershots, are some handy apps for finding out what your site looks like in various formats. 

 

5. Frameworks

This part will only really be applicable once you have a good grasp on the previous steps. You can save yourself a deal of time and effort on more complex web development projects by using a framework to build them. With the basic template of a framework, you won’t have to worry about coding from scratch.

 

6. Hire a Professional? 

So far we’ve listed off some of the bare basics of web development. But it’s often said that “web development takes only a short time to learn, but a lifetime to master”. But as a business, it’s obvious that you don’t have the luxury of waiting a lifetime to fashion your site into a professional-looking masterpiece. Everyday that goes by without your brand having a digital presence is another day that you’re missing out on potential leads and conversions. 

 

With all that in mind, hiring a Sydney Web Development Agency can really be the way to go. Our award-winning team of Sydney web development experts at G Squared are wholly committed to understanding your brand, your target audience and your objectives, to design and build a system that offers a seamless user experience to meet the needs of your customers. 

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March 21, 2022


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