Firebase, SSO, React, Mobile HTML5, Single Page Applications
Larry Enzer - founder, NJ resident, Web Developer, Web Designer and 508 compliance expert established Monmouth Web Developers, as an affordable web design and SEO company back in 2004 after years working in the changing computer industry and seeing the potential of the NEW World Wide Web. The convergence of Web Design and Development were still years apart, as were smartphones and other mobile devices, but putting together a website still required advanced technical knowledge and programming expertise to ensure that websites stayed intact across all platforms, loaded quickly across all browsers and would fit on all devices.
Larry Enzer quickly decided to bring his knowledge to the local business market and launched Monmouth Web Developers, first as a local web designer to ensure that everyone could compete equally, from small companies or individuals to larger multi-national corporations. As a [NJ based] Web Designer and at the time of launching Monmouth Web Developers, I noticed that it was hard to find a local web design company that could provide all these great services at affordable prices.
In the past 10 years new web design tools were becoming available that allowed implementation of chat rooms, cloud based servers, streaming video services, and more. What once took months to implement [if even available] was now accessible to everyone without advanced insider knowledge or massive data centers, and as internet connection speeds increased, allowed companies to expand their offering to more visitors. Websites connected to distributed databases, Mobile Hybrid Application Development, Responsive Design and Location Based Technologies became the standard and 508 compliant websites now allow impaired users the same access.
Today's websites can be more complicated than ever. What used to be nothing more than a one-page pamphlet with a byline and few images or simple chat room, has turned into more sophisticated Single Page Applications that behaves much like desktop software, point of sale systems, backend databases or more. With increasing internet speed, power and ease of development, a Web Designer now has greater flexibility to build greater websites. Phone applications can also be created with native functionality, not available to web browsers, such as cameras, accelerometers or dynamic clickable maps. Combining phone apps with modern websites, known as a Hybrid Application can now bring the best phone and web technologies together in a single powerful new web design platform. Location Based Phone Software, which uses GPS sensors to locate nearby activities can now be achieved as well.
Listeners to a backend database system are also available. This allows an app to update information immediately. Using listeners allows convergent data to be delivered across all devices at the same time. Now it is simple to send headlines to phones, or create chat features not available in the past.
Application Program Interfaces (API) are backend databases that are set up to allow secure endpoints or web addresses to access data to authenticated end users. A few of the larger API's include, Facebook©, Yelp©, Google© and Foursquare©. They can limit usage, and throttle data, depending on specific needs and most are free, up to a point but can be expanded if requested.
With the advent of mobile web browsers, tablets, phablets, or various sized computers, the demand for Responsive Web Designs grew rapidly. Each website or mobile application now needs to be usable across all devices without knowing the specific device's screen size or capabilities. In the past, websites were built for various sized devices. Then, pieces of code could be used to detect the specific device, and deliver a unique website. This outdated method was not always accurate and often times returned false information. Today, websites are built with this in mind, automatically resizing and reformatting when needed.
Monmouth Web Developers can build your company's brand with a comprehensive strategy consisting of search engine optimization, responsive web design and hosting your new website on our blazing fast servers or a Content Delivery Network (CDN). Let us show you why this matters.