Behind the scenes - Geek Speak
Do you speak Geek? We do. Don't be fooled by the simple and clean visual portion of our websites. Behind every one of our great designs is an even greater code structure. We take the time to build our sites and web applications according to the highest industry standards. Your site will work more efficiently and rank better with search engines right out of the box.
At Wilmington Design, we currently use the power of advanced programming languages to not only stylize pages with great flexibility and control, but to also optimize pages that load faster for the end-user. Generally, our sites require less code compared to HTML-based layouts, making the code lighter and easier to maintain. Search engines such as Google, Yahoo and MSN love light-weight sites. They want to see your content (the text), not the code. Search engine spiders are lazy - they don't go through the bundles of HTML code to get to the indexed codes.
CSS code downloads faster than tables. Browsers read through tables twice prior to displaying their content; first to work out their structure, and then to determine their content. Moreover, tables are shown on the screen as a whole, so no part of the table will be displayed until the entire table is downloaded and rendered. All layout code can be placed in an external CSS document, which will be called up just once and stored on the user’s computer. With a table layout, each HTML document must be loaded every time a new page downloads. We can also manage the order of the items downloaded. We have the control to make the text appear prior to images, which tend to load slower than text.
There are a variety of browsers used to view websites. Some of the most popular include Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. There are also multiple versions of the browser that you are using right now to view this page. Each of these browsers (and versions) will render your web site slightly differently. It's important to know that your site will look the same - regardless of the browser that your visitor is using. We use our experience and advance programming skills to ensure that your site will look virtually the same on all browsers.