Developing & Enhancing Your Website
If you have no knowledge of what it takes to develop and maintain a true cutting-edge website, we want to share some details with you.

A website is actually a symphony of multiple technologies working together to provide a beautiful user experience, with all of the underlying complexities hidden from the user.

However, as many of us have experienced, some websites are slower than others. Some websites generate strange error messages when you perform an action like use the shopping cart, or join as a new member. In some cases, the websites don't come up at all or display a message that says "Sorry, we're working to fix this issue!" or "Our website will be down for a while for upgrades."

The truth here, is that your average website uses about 6-8 different programming & scripting languages, which work together to give you the clean and organized page you see. It may run on one or more servers, which requires several different network components. Needless to say, creating a content-rich website that can support millions of visitors can be a very daunting task.

To start, these are the very basic languages for building a website:

  • HTML (HyperText Markup Language
  • JavaScript
  • CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
  • SQL (Structured Query Language)
  • XML (eXtensible Markup Language)
  • Flash / ActionScript

In addition to all of those languages, some or all of the following design tools will be used:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Visual Studio .NET

Finally, you want to enhance your site with some newer technologies. Want to enhance the usability and speed of your site? Want to get your site to communicate with other sites? If so, then you would use the following concepts on top of your existing infrastructure:

  • Ajax
  • DHTML
  • Silverlight
  • WebServices

All dynamic websites will use at least one of the following true programming languages:

  • C
  • C++
  • C# or VB.NET
  • Visual Basic
  • Active Server Pages / ASP.NET
  • ColdFusion
  • Perl
  • Java
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Ruby

Now, it's time to make your site actually "work", so people can access the site on the web. With all the networking details excluded, you still use the following technologies to get the site up and working:

  • SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • IIS
  • Apache
  • Tomcat
 
Need security for credit card transactions? Load balancing of multiple servers? Data mirroring?

The list goes on... and on... and on...

All of these technologies really add up. Understanding the languages, tools, products, protocols, and frameworks mentioned above takes a lot of time and patience. Luckily for you, the Turnham Ventures team consists of experts in all technologies listed above.

Leave the technical work to us, so you can focus on what matters most... enhancing your business!