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Thread: A new website for 2018. What are the standards?

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    A new website for 2018. What are the standards?

    I'm very behind-the-times. I want to update my old website. I see a lot of talk about css grid, flexbox, frameworks (bootstrap), etc. This stuff is all new to me. I've only just started thinking about responsive design. (I do have some familiarity with media queries.) If I were to throw out my site and begin from scratch, what's the standard that I should start with?

    My site is a portfolio/gallery site.

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    HTML5 has a fair few upgrades to allow easier form manipulation and lower reliance on JavaScript

    JavaScript, very much a fan of JavaScript and not these "Eggs in one basket" frameworks which means if you update and theirs a problem, your site fails and you have to revert back to an earlier version if possible or wait for next bug fix, if you code it yourself, you then have more of an idea on how to fix it.
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    Regardless of what frameworks, etc. you decide to use; one "standard" you should keep in mind is "mobile first" -- the idea that you assume a large proportion of your traffic will be via mobile devices, so compatibility/usability with them should not be an added on afterthought.
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    Nice information it is.

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    Really impressive information you guys shared.

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    I know "Mobile first" was stated, but that is really last year's answer. The answer today is "Responsive". The standards for today's web sites is that a site should be responsive - it should adapt smoothly to the device and platform that it is displayed upon. If displayed on a mobile device, it should have a narrow presentation and possibly take advantage of feature such as touch. But at the same time, if the web site is shown on a 4K television, it should still look good.

    Brad!

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    Thanks for the information.

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