Web coding standards like HTML are constantly being upgraded. It pays to stay up-to-date. To-day's websites not only have to look good and function well, they also have to function on mobile devices like smart phones and tablets. They have to be accessible - meaning they have to give handicapped site visitors an easy and rewarding experience by functioning and navigating well in technologies like screen readers.

Twitter Bootstrap

Twitter Bootstrap is a front-end toolkit released by Twitter for rapid development of web sites and applications. It contains HTML and CSS-based design templates for typography and, according to Wikipedia, it is the most popular project in GitHub. It is used by large organizations like NASA and MSNBC.

Twitter Bootstrap provides tools like global styles, layouts, grids, and jQuery functionality.

It provides web developers with tools to quickly build:

  • Button groups
  • Button dropdowns
  • Navs
  • Navbar
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Pagination
  • Labels and badges
  • Typography
  • Thumbnails
  • Alerts
  • Progress bars
  • Transitions
  • Modal
  • Dropdown
  • Scrollspy
  • Tab
  • Tooltip
  • Popover
  • Alert
  • Button
  • Collapse
  • Carousel
  • Typeahead
  • Affix

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HTML5

HTML is the mother tongue of Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web. HTML5 is the new standard for HTML. The dominant web browser companies like Mozilla, Microsoft, Apple, Google and Opera have agreed to adopt it. The web designers or web developers in this planet are also adopting it to create advanced web sites. It works well in most mobile browsers like iOS, Android Browser, Google Chrome, Amazon Silk, BlackBerry Browser, Nokia Browser, Internet Explorer, Opera Mobile, Opera mini, Firefox and webOS Browser.

Your next web site should be coded with HTML5 and CSS3, otherwise it will be deprecated (no longer supported) in a few years. HTML5 and CSS3 also give you that ability to add advanced animation and other functionality.

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CSS3

CSS (cascading style sheets) is the code that controls how the browsers presents HTML on the computer screen. It has gone from basic formatting like controlling fonts, text size, widths, heights and colours to creating rounded corners, graduated backgrounds, text shadows, and accessing special fonts on the web. CSS3 now controls opacity, it can add multiple image backgrounds to an html element. It allows web designers a much more detailed control of typography and images which can make web pages look more like print pages.

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jQuery

jQuery is an open-source javascript library created by John Resig, Dean of Computer Science at Khan Academy. It is a single JavaScript file which contains all of its common DOM, event, effects, and Ajax functions. It enables web designers to quickly add functionality like animation, dropdown menus. It used by Microsoft and Nokia as well as thousands of coporations and leading-edge web developers. Because of its large following, hundreds of plugins have been developed and there is a large community that provides debugging and technical help.

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