A Brief Insight Into The World Of Website Development

Look at what I found here; illustrated maps. The maps are drawn to sell something but they are designed in such a way as to elicit a reaction. Illustrated maps are typically found in brochures or posters to advertise a certain place. The objective is to attract visitors and businesses to the area. Map illustrators have their websites, in case you are interested.

Meanwhile, have you wondered what happens behind web design and development? To a stranger in coding, the concept of creating a website from scratch can be very intimidating. Programming languages are like foreign languages that have to be learned step by step.

When a web designer is asked to create a website, he has to translate the header, fonts, color, images or animation into ideas and translate them to instructions that a computer will understand. The instructions have to be placed in proper order or syntax.

Every web page that you visit uses a sequence of separate instructions, one after another. The browser used whether it is Chrome, Firefox or Safari plays a big role in translating code to something you see and interact with on the screen. When you open a web page, the browser will fetch HTML and any other programming languages that were used and interpret it.

HTML and CSS are not technically programming languages but page structure and style information. HTML used to be the only language available on the web and developers have to painstakingly code static sites, page by page. While HTML provides the basic structure of websites, it is enhanced and modified by CSS and JavaScript.

CSS is used to control formatting, layout and presentation while JavaScript is used to control the behavior of other elements. HTML is the core of every web page, no matter how complex the site and how many technologies are used.

Back to what I found here on the web. While illustrated maps are not drawn according to strict scale, they are geographically accurate. There is a kind of playfulness which makes the map great fun. Landmarks and buildings are prominently illustrated with drawings of objects, boats, animals or people that are associated with the specific area.