Website programming refers to the writing, markup, and coding involved in building a website based on a design. The programming process takes the textual, graphical, video, and audio content and makes it look and work the way it was designed to. There are two sides to website programming, a client site and a server side. Truecast uses both sides to create a complete user experience. The server side deals primarily with interacting with a database and combining the different page parts to produce a final HTML page sent to the browser for display.
HTML, which stands from HyperText Markup Language, is the standard language for building web pages and web interfaces. The text and media is marked up using tags to give the content structure. HTML provides structural semantics using headings, paragraphs, lists, links, sections, forms, headers, footers, and general use containers. Browsers do not show the HTML tags on the page, but it is used them to interpret the content. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), is the maintainer of the HTML standards. HTML 5.1 is the newest standard as of November 2016. It has added new tags and tag properties.
CSS, which stands for Cascading Style Sheets, describes how HTML tags and content are to be displayed on screens and paper. CSS is a language for describing the layout and characteristics of elements on a web page. This includes colors, borders, backgrounds, shadows, visibility, some animations, layout, and fonts. CSS makes it fast to make changes to the entire website. CSS styles can be stored in external files that can be cached allows the browser to only download it once making the site pages load faster. CSS can also be included right in with the HTML tags on a page. It allows a web page to adapt the layout and characteristics to different sized screens or even printers. The separation of HTML from CSS makes it much easier to maintain websites, use style sheets with pages, and customize pages to different screen sizes. This separation of structure from presentation allows for faster site building and makes them more maintainable.
MySQL, which stands for My Structured Query Language and pronounced (My Sequel or My S.Q.L), is the most popular open source database system in the world. It is a relational database management system which allows websites to store vast amounts of data, sort, and access it very quickly. It has proven performance, reliability, and easy to use. MySQL is the leading database choice for web-based applications. It is used by high profile web companies like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo! and many more. Oracle is the company that maintains and develops this open source database solution.