Technology we use

Using the latest agreed web standards guidelines we will ensure your website is accessible to visitors on a number of different platforms. Web standards enable search engines such as Google to 'read' and interpret your site much easier and rank your site higher in customer searches. Standards-compliant code is also much easier to maintain, allowing you to make regular alterations and updates to your site without the headache or cost of traditional coding practices.

Enhancing your website

Plesilium can also enhance your site with an array of modern web technologies, such as:

  • Blogs and RSS feeds
  • Content management features
  • Flash™ animation
  • Database driven content
  • Integration of stock, payment and ordering systems
  • xHTML

    With an array of browsers available, you want your website to look the same in each one. Using xHTML4 to provide a better quality of rending in browsers it is more reliable and enforces the use of the xHTML standard.

    HTML5 is the latest version of the HTML language, and brings with it greatly enhanced capabilities. But as HTML5 can only be rendered by the latest browsers, it is not yet suitable for a mass market where the majority of people still use older browsers not able to view it. For now, we advise using the more generally compatible (x)HTML4, but we eagerly await the opportunity to utilise HTML5 for the best browser expriences.

  • CSS

    Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) allow your website to be presented by browsers exactly as you want it to be seen. It supports content positioning, table layout and properties related to user interfaces. This is where ordinary text can be turned into a visual experience, and modern websites would be lost without it. Unfortunately, different browser manufacturers don't implement the standards in the same way, and so making CSS work across all browsers, called cross-browser compatibility, is a major part of our work. CCS2 works with HTML4 to create the majority of modern websites. The latest version, CSS3 is designed to be used with HTML5, and together they can create the most up-to-date websites.

  • Javascript

    JavasScript is the most popular scripting language on the internet, and works in all major browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari. A scripting language provides control commands inside the web page that can be executed when the website is viewed to alter the users view.

    JavaScript is used in billions of websites across the world to add functionality and interactivity to web pages. It can enhance a website by providing realtime functions, or moving objects, and is more compatible with a broader array of browsers than other technologies such as Flash.

  • PHP

    PHP is a widely used and stable server language that allows us to create dynamic web pages. It is executed on the web server rather than the end client, making it suitable for instance, for accessing data from a database or retrieving files.

    PHP requires a *nix server to run, which is the most common web server on the internet, and makes this a very affordable option to most customers to provide data or file driven applications such as eCommerce stores, CMS systems, online photo galleries, and much more.

  • MS .NET/C#

    A very well establish development framework from Microsoft capable of being used for any level of system. It allows us to build complex applications faster and comes with a full range of capabilities such as security and extensibility. .Net requires a Windows based web server and is only suitable to larger developments.

    As a modern programming language C# gives us the flexibility to create applications of all sizes, for large websites with sophisticated operating systems, to small sites with dedicated functions. It is a compiled language, making it extremely fast, and a good choice where number crunching is required.

  • ASP

    Classic ASP is a proven and well established language that allows the creation of dynamically-generated web pages. It is one of the original server scripting languages, and is still used by many websites around the world. It has been superceeded now by .Net, and there are plenty of other server-side technologies available, but "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"!!

  • AJAX

    AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML) is used to create interactive web applications. Web applications can retrieve data from a server asynchronously in the background without interfering with the display and behaviour of the existing page. Then just the elements that need updating can be refreshed with the new data in realtime.

    AJAX takes websites beyond simply displaying a static copy of your brochure - now you can present realtime stock values, price changes, seat availability, scorelines, or any other realtime data, and do it without the customer even leaving the page.