When building websites it is easy to focus on things like cool images, videos and scrolling animation but the real secret to a website’s success lies in the platform that it is built upon. It’s what makes your site fast and accessible to users on all devices around the world. It also helps your site rank higher in search engines and can mean that you don’t need to continually re-platform your site. We’ve overseen end-to-end website platform builds that have lasted up to 10 years, an eternity in the world of web development!
In technical terms, a Web application is software that runs on a computer over the Internet. Unlike desktop applications, which typically require a specific operating system (e.g., Windows or Linux), web applications run on a web browser and can be used with any OS. Web apps are often developed using open source frameworks, which allow developers to create a single app that works across multiple platforms.
The main benefit of a web app is that it allows you to have much more dynamic content on your website than a standard HTML page. Many businesses use web applications to give their customers a more interactive experience, for example by booking appointments or even buying items online. This can be especially important for large companies that have a lot of customers scattered all over the country or even the world!
Some examples of a web app are forums, microblogging and social media sites. These types of sites enable communities to share information and interact in a collaborative way by posting, commenting and sharing. The social networking aspect of these sites has become a key part of Web 2.0.
Websites built on a Web platform are usually created with a markup language such as HyperText Markup Language (HTML) or XHTML. These markup languages are the foundation for a web site and allow you to display content and create hyperlinks in a format that is understood by most modern web browsers.
The second feature of a Web Platform is that it allows you to create dynamic and interactive content. This is accomplished by using advanced technologies such as Ajax to make your content more interactive and responsive. This type of technology is used by popular Web 2.0 applications such as Google Maps, Facebook and WordPress.
Finally, the third feature of a Web Platform is that it is able to connect with other Web 2.0 applications and services. This is facilitated by APIs, which are a set of specifications that enable developers to write Web applications that can work with other web applications and services. This is a key reason why social networking and blog sites are so popular, because they enable people to keep in contact with friends and family, share news and information and stay connected to the world.