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How To Approach Web Apps

A Web standards-based approach means a strict separation of content from presentation, so it follows that it also means the separation of business logic from presentation. Web teams building Web-based applications and software can benefit greatly from building their user interfaces with modern approaches that reference CSS as opposed to inline presentational attributes.

Less inline presentation means less to risk to business logic when design changes are pushed into software. Additionally, in a potentially complicated software environment it can mean that the expert front-end developers can help make these UI changes without having to update backend code or even involve backend programmers.

A challenge going forward is to know where to start to update Web applications and exploit the features of the technologies that are available. New features of Web standards-based techniques can be a powerful ally for a Web team both in Web applications built from the ground up and in commercial off-the-shelf content management tools.

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