Web Programming Languages 101

Bilingual doesn’t even begin to describe it. At Vertical Technologies, our team can fluently write and read at least five different languages and some of the overachievers are boasting upwards of 10. By languages, we mean programming languages, of course.

If you recently redesigned your company’s website or have just done some research on the subject, you know that building sites from scratch isn’t easy. While open source website creation platforms like WordPress allow users to construct a simple website in a snap, more customized backend solutions need a bit more attention and experience.

Here are the four most in-demand web programming languages to familiarize yourself with.

A programming language is a special language programmers use to develop software programs, scripts, or other sets of instructions for computers to execute.

man reading web programming language

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)

Example code:

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HTML is the language for describing the structure of web pages. HTML and CSS are inseparable and are the two core languages for building web pages.


CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)

Example code:

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CSS is vital to the visual layout of webpages. The language describes the presentation of webpages including color, layout and font. Alongside HTML, CSS is the basis for building webpages and web applications.



Example code:

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JavaScript is a programming language used to make web pages interactive. This language is responsible for creating additional elements such as polls and quizzes. It is designed to perform dynamic tasks.


PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor)

Example code:

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This HTML-embedded scripting language is used to collect form data, generate dynamic page content or send and receive cookies. The language can be used on all major operating systems and is vital in server-side scripting, command-line scripting and writing desktop applications.

Careful, once you’ve ventured too far into the depths of programming languages, it’s easy to get swept away. Let one of our native speakers help if you are looking to create a more complex backend system for your website. If your customization needs are beyond that of WordPress support and Google searches, Vertical Technologies has got you covered.

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