This week we want to tell you a little more about our templates and W3C.
Our designs for # Magento are based on the standards of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium).It is an international consortium that produces standards for the World Wide Web.
A standard is a set of standardized rules that describes the requirements that must be met by a product, process or services, with the aim of establishing a basic mechanism which allows different hardware or software elements that use it, to be compatible among themselves.
The W3C, neutral and independent organization, develops Web-related standards also known as recommendations, which serve as reference to build a web accessible, interoperable and efficient, which can develop increasingly robust applications.
In creating W3C Recommendations Members participate (more than 400 organizations, spread throughout the world and different areas: large hardware and software companies, research centers, universities, governments, among others).
Some of the best known Web standards and widely used are: HTML (HyperText Markup Language) to define the structure of documents, XML (eXtensible Markup Language), which is the basis for a large number of technologies, and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), which allows assigning styles for representing documents
What’s the point?
The purpose of standards is creating a universal Web, accessible, easy to use and in which everyone can trust. With these technologies open and free to use, avoid fragmentation of the Web and improve the infrastructure so that it can evolve into a Web information better organized.
The W3C is guided by the principles of accessibility , internationalization, and device independence , among others. This facilitates access to the Web is possible from anywhere, anytime, using any device. No matter if you use hardware , software, or specific network infrastructure . In addition to possible technical restrictions taking into account the existence of multiple languages , different geographical locations, and cultural differences and traditions.
The advancement of wireless technologies and the wide variety of devices with Web access present in sectors such as mobile telephony, in the automotive ( browsers on car dashboards ) in household appliances (refrigerators with touchscreens ) or on TVs , promotes the ubiquity of the web . This highlights the need for unified technologies and languages , open and free , whose use is not limited by commercial patents.
A meaningful Web
Traditionally , one might consider the Web as a set of documents related to each other through lexical and syntactic terms . These documents are expressed in natural language and contain content for people. This limits the time machines to process information efficiently, and they can not avoid the ambiguities of natural language. With the new focus of the W3C, the Web evolves into what is called Semantic Web, an extension of the traditional Web , which provides mechanisms to add meaning to resources ( documents, images , videos , etc.) , So that any machine can interpret the data in the web in a similar way as humans do . The information not only is specified as a series of textual or graphic information unrelated to each other , but the Web can be considered as a large database organized and structured nature considering the semantics of its components.
The Semantic Web promotes improved performance and efficiency of the Web, which is transmitted in a more satisfying experience for the user, who will get more accurate searches and operations, and may have access to greater amounts of specific and useful information. In the same way, this structure and data processing will prevent accurate frustrating and difficult tasks, such as searching, gathering and mixing of information from different sources.
Trust on the Web
The Web is a collaborative environment where users interact by creating content (wikis, blogs or forums), conducting transactions (online shopping, banking), or creating social networks (friendship or work), which are interrelated.
These activities require users to trust each other and have promoted the development of certain technologies to ensure this trust: digital signatures of documents that encourage accountability of those authors declare these; encryption for data confidentiality and mechanisms statement setting and the privacy policies of the web site data.
Nowadays our templates comply with accessibility requirements, interoperability and efficiency that give us the W3C.
I hope you liked the post this week and now you have another very good reason to continue to choose our templates for # Magento.
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