Website programming at Magora

Magora team boasts a high proficiency of programming language knowledge. We are not only versed in multiple technologies, but are experienced in applying them to innovative projects. To each project, our developers bring a high level of expertise.

Our coders talent spans a vast collection of languages, from Swift, Objective-C, Java, JS, to Python, PHP, etc. They have worked for all mobile and desktop platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows & Windows Mobile, native and cross-platform solutions, bespoke CMS, and integrated systems of web & mobile software, as well as API.

Understanding Website Programming at Magora - how does it work?

The process of bespoke website development is complex and highly technical. It requires the latest programming code writing skills, special tools, and equipment. When it comes to code, there are boundless tools at our programmers disposal, but it is their in depth understanding of them, and experience using them that makes them deliver exceptional products.

To go into every detail will be too long winded and perhaps boring for you. However, we will give you a brief overview below of some of the programming components that make up an excellently powered website.

Markup - The Basics

HTML, CSS, and XML are simple and well known. These basic languages, like HTML and cascading style sheets (CSS) are the building blocks of most sites, which constitute the structure, organization, and the look and feel. In short, they organize, style, and store the content of your site.

HTML

To put simply, HTML is a markup language made up of two things: content and markup. Markup describes the content and exists in the form of different tags; you can use those tags to describe the individual pieces of content throughout a website. Before a browser can show anything on screen, it has to read a website’s HTML and then figure out what to do with it.

HTML5

HTML5 was released in 2014, with advantages of more cross-platform compatibility and fewer errors, and since that time Magora’s developers immersed themselves into this new technology till they mastered it. It allows website developers to embrace three main directions: structure, style, and functionality.

Its structure allows to determine the program elements that are necessary for static and dynamic content arrangement. In other words, it serves as web programming building blocks, which include a header, footer, body, nav, aside and many others. This markup language makes your website or app load faster because browsers have a clear idea of the way your site should look like.

Client-side scripting

Client-side scripting runs in a browser and determines what your customers or clients will see, from drop down menus, form submits, to animation. The most popular language for client-side scripting is JavaScript. This is embedded in the HTML markup, and transforms your website from a static page to a hard-working, interactive application.

Client-side scripts have a number of frameworks to support developers and add extra functionality, which can provide fast, seamless, browser experience, with less load on the server. In addition to this there is also there are also CSS preprocessors and front-end frameworks which make it easier to style your websites.

Browser-based, front-end languages include:

  • JavaScript
  • ActionScript
  • VBScript
  • Silverlight (for gaming)

In the early days of the web, pages were largely static; to display changes made on a web page, the browser would have to download a new version of the HTML documents from the server. Fortunately, things have moved on from that. Now, pages are more dynamic, responding to user input in real time.

The language capable of providing much of this interactivity and responsiveness, aforementioned, is called JavaScript, which runs directly inside of the web browser and is cross-platform.

It is a script programming language which makes your site interactive, bringing its elements into action. It has a rich library and various API which allow working with ‘Drag and Drop’ functions, Web Storage, Geolocation, Indexed Databases and many other things.

To alleviate some of the burden of writing unique code for every task a server-side language must perform, developers began creating something called frameworks.

These provide a type of website programming for common, repetitive tasks. Instead of spending time coding functionality from scratch, frameworks incorporate software libraries, templating, and other tools, organised in architectural patterns, to help developers program and support sophisticated web applications in an efficient manner, while cutting out on development time.

Many frameworks promote code reuse by providing examples of folder structure and organisation, tutorials on database connection, architectural patterns, managing entities, etc.

The major pros are:

  • Logical (program actions and views) and design parts (including HTML and CSS) are separated from each other. It allows others involved in development, for instance, designers who are not proficient in coding, to edit the interface and change the web application design without assistance from programmers.
  • Modularise code and provide tools and libraries that enable developers to rapidly implement sophisticated features and functionality and easily share libraries.
  • The structural layout enables developers to write quality code, that keeps it up-to-date with the standards, therefore allowing others to examine the code within the shortest time possible.

Our expertise of popular frameworks are broad in scope, aimed at an increase of software efficiency. Among the most often used for programming are:

  • For iOS: Core Data, Home Kit, Core Spotlight.
  • For PHP: Laravel, Symphony, CodeIgniter, Yii 2, Phalcon, CakePHP, Zend Framework, Slim, Fuel PHP, PHPixie, Aura, Fat-Free.
  • For JavaScript: React Native, Angular.js, React.js, Backbone.js, Vue 2.0, Ember.js, Meteor.js, Underscore.js, Require.js, JQuery.
  • For Node.js: Hapi.js, Socket.io, Express.js, Mojito, Meteor, Derby, Mean.js, sails.js, Koa.js, Total.js.

Responsive design is what makes websites look good on any device. A responsive designed site adapts the layout to the size of the screen or web browser one is viewing. For example, in a smartphone, images become smaller, content boxes are stacked one below the other in one column, and the site navigation is achieved via a single menu button to make it easy to read the text and use the functionality of the website on a tiny, vertically-oriented screen.

The fact that now people mostly browse the web from their smartphones and tablets rather than from their desktops has forced developers to shift focus to responsive design. This also has a positive impact on SEO, because it is based on a single code adjustable to any device and helps avoid duplicate content issues.

How you can benefit from Magora?

Our company ranks high among the leading web designers and developers in the UK. We are a talented team of developers, engineers, designers, marketing specialists and managers who work in unison to strengthen your online presence and to add value to your business. Many years of experience has taught us that amazing websites do not appear out of nowhere - they are the result of a dedicated team, natural talent, wide knowledge and experience.

Magora team

As professional UK developers, we strive to design and develop websites that will be a cost-effective investment for you. We have solid principles and number of skills which help us achieve the desired results.

  • Expert web and database programming skills;
  • A good appreciation of usability and interactivity of design;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills;
  • Access to numerous web development frameworks and libraries;
  • An understanding of development standards;
  • Years of experience;
  • Creativity.

ORM (Object-relational mapping) is just one example of how frameworks can help speed up the process of programming server-side applications. Because the code syntax used to look up a product in a database is often different than the code syntax used to actually send that product information back to a user’s website browser, frameworks provide an easy way for both syntaxes to “talk to each other.”

These are built on a language-by-language basis, meaning the code for an ORM in Ruby would look different than the code for an ORM framework in Java, but they would both perform similar functions.

A CSS preprocessor adds scripting functionality. A CSS framework is a prewritten style sheet that includes its own layout and theme for user interface elements. Websites today often need a lot of the same things: buttons, tables, forms, and grids, for example. CSS frameworks offer a quick and well-documented way to style all of these and more.

Frameworks like Bootstrap and Foundation are popular open source projects with hundreds of contributors. Their code is well tested by programmers all over the world. If something breaks, it’s sure to get reported and fixed by the community.

These cascade tables plays a great part in the creation of visual imagery. Magora developers can implement any visual effects with CSS3 from rounded corners and shadows to elements of the screen transformation and transition. CSS controls the layout of multiple web pages saving a lot of work, making your website available for different platforms.

Magora website programmers are well versed in popular CSS pre-processors and front-end frameworks such as LESS, Sass, Bootstrap, Foundation, Gumby, Material UI, MaterializeCSS, Pure, Semantic UI, Susy, etc.

Server Sided Scripting

All sites are hosted on a powerful computer called a server. The goal of a web server is to distribute the correct HTML files to the clients requesting them, maintain databases, and validate user inputs like login credentials. It serves as go-between architecture, transferring data to the browser, minimizing the browser’s workload, and making your site more secure.

As you enter things, like credit card information or submit a form on a site, the data you send back and forth to the server is managed by server-side languages. These languages, for example, are used to compare the login information you provided with their database of existing users, and either confirm or deny that the login information you entered is correct. These types of information are stored in large databases on the web server.

C# by Microsoft and is typically used by businesses to manage large databases.

Go is a programming language created by Google with performance in mind.

Java is one of the oldest and most widely adopted programming languages.

Just as JavaScript adds interactivity to a website’s interface, so some members of the community found a way to also use it as a server-side language. Node uses the same JavaScript syntax on the web server.

Python is popular in universities to teach students their first programming languages, and it is widely used in production.

PHP is a server scripting language. This powerful tool creates dynamic and interactive web pages. Currently, PHP is used in the biggest blogging system, WordPress, and in the largest social networks, such as Facebook.

Ruby is an elegant and productive programming language.

Contact us

Magora web developers UK company aims at delivering excellent and high-performing programming solutions that meet any of your requirements and business objectives. Magora does not simply follow the latest technology trends - but sets them. If you want to discuss a new project, do not hesitate to contact us - we would love to hear from you.

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