Chapter 4. Developing Web Software Applications

Professional Web teams build Web sites not only to serve static content but also to serve dynamic applications and sites from Content Management Systems (CMS). These should employ user interface (UI)-layer code, further subdivided into markup, CSS, and JavaScript. The importance of this is magnified the larger the Web site or the longer the duration between major site overhauls. Why not reduce dependence on backend programmers or CMS experts, when the UI coders could largely manage UI changes themselves?

Add the challenge of integration with third parties and older and newer Web properties from across a Web enterprise, and you’ll see there are endless aspects that can benefit from Web standards. In ...

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