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Web development – Standard and commercial websites

The difference between standard and business sites isn’t just in their purpose; there are differences in the elaboration of the same. They both require extensive knowledge of several coding languages (more you know the better site you can build) which every web developer possesses.

Development of general websites

The person who wants to create a webpage needs the knowledge of web technologies and coding languages. The average developer should have knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, and XHTML. Those that want to create websites that have additional features should also learn CSS, XML, ASP and any other language that others use.


Some people tend to edit their text files, but it’s better and more efficient to have an editor that will work alongside the developer. Editing also requires knowledge of Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Visual Web Developer Express and other similar software.
Once the writing is done, the developer has to test their website. The best way to do that is through testing on all the main web browsers (not everyone uses the browser the developer prefers). The final step is the validation of the page (making sure that it fulfills all requirements and standards).
A good website consists of several pages, and each and every one of them needs to be unique and exciting to the visitor. A professional web developer is a person who can create a unique website that stands out.

How to build a commercial website

The development of a site for commercial use is almost same as the building of a regular site. The only significant difference is the path the developer has to follow. Commercial sites are there to make money and therefore they have to be developed to meet the needs of the future clients.
Sites that sell products should have simple and yet compelling order where the customer can choose a product and read more about it on the page of that product. Info about the product should be near the picture of the same. Overcomplicating is something that every web developer should avoid.

Commercial websites that sell services are simple, and they don’t have too many pages. The main page should be interesting, and it should contain data about the service and the provider. Several other pages should exist, one of them should be supported page, and another should be a page about the vendor (more extensive than on the main page) and so on. Every page should be different to avoid monotonous look.

Speakers

Andreas Weigend
Fmr. Chief Scientist, Amazon.com

He teaches at Stanford and directs the Social Data Lab, helping companies understand the Social Data Revolution and its irreversible impact on how we express our identity, relate to each other, make purchasing and lifestyle decisions, and create knowledge as a community. Previously, as the Chief Scientist of Amazon.com, he focused on building the real customer-centric, measurement-focused culture, key to Amazon’s success.
Andreas is currently an advisor or board member of RocketFuel, Skout, VillageVines, Solvate, eCommera, Peerius, ApeSnap, Uniqlick, and Mu-Sigma, as well as a limited partner at Founders Fund. Startups he co-founded or advised include Moodlogic (music crowdsourcing, sold to All Media Guide / Macrovision), Cleverset (recommendation technology, sold to ATG/IBM), Agoda.com (travel and hotel reservations, marketed to Priceline), Xiaonei (now RenRen, China’s largest Facebook clone), and Nugg.ad (behavioral targeting, sold to Deutsche Post).

Nick Halstead
Founder & CEO, Mediasift Ltd

Nick is CEO and Founder of Mediasift Ltd – which created TweetMeme.com – one of hottest real-time news aggregators based on data from Twitter. TweetMeme has stored over 4 billion unique links that have ever been shared on Twitter (used for the famous Retweet Button of which 500 million widgets are served every day.)


His latest product DataSift is a real-time data mining platform processing 100′s of millions of pieces of social media data each day. DataSift also supports storage of the real-time streams – based upon HBase + MapReduce bringing the next generation in social media data analysis.
Nick has been in development for over 20 years and continued to push the boundaries of technology within the web space. He is passionate about the future of news and ‘Big Data’.

Bram Cohen – Founder of BitTorrent

Bram will join the founder of the summit, Gil Elbaz, on a panel that will discuss Open Web and how open it is.
Bram was the employee of the MojoNation which he quit in 2001 after which he started his work on BitTorrent. He created CodeCon conference where he showcased his first version of this software. He attracted a broad audience with this software as it was able to support sharing of the large files (movies, music and so on). He also worked in Valve Corporation for short period where he dealt with a digital distribution system that we all saw in Half-Life 2. He left the Valve after less than a year and went to from BitTorrent, Inc.

Anthony Goldbloom – Founder and CEO of Kaggle

University of Melbourne graduate Anthony Goldbloom started his prolific career in Department of Treasury of Australia and the Reserve Bank of Australia. He then went on and became an intern in London (The Economist). His first thoughts that spawned the Kaggle were in London where he wrote about “big data” in a column. From there he went to the USA where he created Kaggle, a company that helped NASA, Ford, and Wikipedia (among others) in problem-solving through predictive modeling. The company was very successful, and it gained a lot of media coverage due to payments they received from satisfied clients.

The most prominent web development conferences in 2016

2016 was a year of web development and many new technologies advanced which caused improvement of the industry. Many of those techs are still in their infancy stage, and new breakthroughs in this field were the main subject of many prominent conferences.
Many events regarding this industry happened in 2016, and we will overview some of the biggest gatherings. We will mention their goals and accomplishments as well as famous guests and speakers.

Top web development conferences

San Francisco was the home field of one of the biggest conferences called Smashing Conference. The event lasted for two days (April fifth and sixth), and it was the event that explored insights into the industry, new techniques, and tricks within the field. People who visited could participate in six workshops and listen to 16 speakers. The subjects revolved around Persuasive Design and CSS Architecture.


NDC Oslo was a success once again. This event lasted for five days, with two days of workshops and three days of the actual conference. This event didn’t have any focus on a particular subject except the discussion about the future technologies that will impact the web development. People were able to listen to experienced speakers and their subjects that included, among other things, Cloud technology, design, UX, security and so on.
The primary focus of Information Energy 2016 was the creation of usable information through collaboration and cooperation. The idea was to create and discover data that would benefit multiple parties. The best way to find that kind of info is through connections with entities from other spheres.

Other significant events that happened in 2016

The Fronteers Spring Conference was an event organized by the community of Fronteers, and it brought together some rather prominent speakers like Yan Zhu and Marcy Sutton. The general topic of this event was the technical, visual and accessible performance.
Collective 2016 is a somewhat strange event that doesn’t follow the guidelines of other conferences. This event lasted for three days, and all interested visitors could learn from fourteen successful web developers. The events gathered app builders, web development companies and other relevant entities from the industry (Instagram, Facebook and so on).