The web is changing for the better, but many web development agencies are yet to embrace the latest techniques. We evangelise web standards and aim to spread knowledge about best-practice techniques throughout the web development industry.
Our tailor-made courses cover most aspects of modern web development. The techniques will:
- simplify your web development and reduce timescales
- reduce maintenance and hosting costs
- ensure you comply with disability discrimination laws
- provide a better service to your clients.
We endeavour to pass our enthusiasm and knowledge to your staff at a location that is convenient for you. Typical technologies and techniques are described below.
Ensure your site works on any browser; the benefits of semantic mark-up; structure your code for search engine optimisation; employ microformats; use less code; develop sites quickly and efficiently.
Separate layout from content; positioning techniques; animation and effects; alternative layouts; support alternative devices such as printers and handhelds; browser quirks and workarounds.
Add, remove, or change page content after it has loaded; understanding the Document Object Model; complex event handling; efficient client-side form validation; dynamic animation and effects; browser quirks, differences and workarounds; DOM tools and utilities.
Call web services without refreshing the page; JSON, XML and other data transport methods; using form HIJAX techniques; calling remote servers; security implications; callbacks and closures; browser differences; tools and utilities; best practices for Web2.0 applications.
Convert any design to a HTML template; efficient development lifecycles; the design process; fluid and fixed layouts; rapid prototyping; graphics optimisation; design tools and utilities.
Making it easy for your users; simplifying the interface; hiding complex processes; best-practice techniques.
Develop websites for all browsers and all resolutions; adhere with W3C recommendations; comply with the Web Accessibility Initiative, UK Disability Discrimination Act and US Section 508; tools and utilities.
Write effective web page content; optimise content for search engines; target potential users and customers; keeping text concise.
Plan your search engine optimisation strategy; effective page structure and semantics; keyword research; analysing results; SEO tools and utilities.
We run courses throughout the UK and welcome developers at all levels of experience. Most courses run for a single day; we provide all materials and follow-up support.
Optimalworks have provided presentations at several web industry and business conferences. If you would like Optimalworks to speak at your conference, please contact us to discuss your ideas.