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This is a partial list of markup languages. The links pointed to are the most authoritative links I could find on each particular markup language. Note that I chose only the more popular markup languages for each category in order to give you an idea of the scope of use of markup languages.
Studying mobile web development should be started with a clear understanding of its roots.
I realised that before doing a post on the list of markup languages I should discuss (even if just very briefly) the importance of markup languages.
As mentioned in the previous post “a markup language is an artificial language using a set of annotations to text that describe how text is to be structured, laid out, or formatted.” From the very definition we can already find the importance of markup languages.
If you dabble in web design then hearing the term “markup language(s)” shouldn’t be something new to you. However, do you really know what it means? And do you know that markup languages has actually been used long before computers came into existence?
The last two posts gave the following factors when considering the most appropriate authoring tool when designing a website and/or e-learning tool.
Media and File Support - Make sure that the authoring tool you plan to use support the file types you also plan on using. For the most part if you’ll be using common image file types such as .jpg and .gif you shouldn’t have a problem with this. However, if you plan on streaming video and audio on the website/e-learning software you are developing then you’ll automatically be able to narrow down your choices since only few authoring tools offer support for such file types.
To make sure that you get the most out of the authoring software you use you must first be able to choose the one that best suits your needs.
Automated authoring software have been getting bad publicity from web designers and some people think that the reason behind this bad vibes is simply that these tools are displacing web designers. While it is true that there are people that now use automated authoring tools to “design” their own websites there is still no dearth of web design clients.
One question that faces website owners is who to trust with the optimisation of their websites. Many web designers nowadays offer SEO as part of their web design package. While this is very convenient you should be warned that having the web design team take care of the SEO is not always the best thing to do.
If you have passed the planning stages of your web design and already have an existing one you can still make use of focus groups to help make improvements.
As I have mentioned before the ideal thing to do in order to determine your current website’s usability is by conducting usability tests. This entails the browsing and completion of tasks by participants individually.