HTML – Is the building blocks of all basic websites. It allows images and objects to be embedded and can be used to create interactive forms. It provides a means to create structured documents by denoting structural semantics for text such as headings, paragraphs, lists, links, quotes and other items.
CSS – Cascading Style Sheets is a method of web design to layout a website. As a designer, CSS can be applied to different media, like screen, mobile phone or print. Not every browser actually understands this style language, which is why it is so important to understand document structure. The web designer’s job is to effectively write content that is marked up in XHTML, so that the rendering will still be meaningful.
WEB ACCESSIBILITY – Refers to the inclusive practice of making websites usable by people of all abilities and disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users can have equal access to information and functionality. For example, when a site is coded with semantically meaningful HTML, with textual equivalents provided for images and with links named meaningfully, this helps blind users using text-to-speech software and/or text-to-Braille hardware. When text and images are large and/or enlargable, it is easier for users with poor sight to read and understand the content. When links are underlined (or otherwise differentiated) as well as colored, this ensures that color blind users will be able to notice them. When clickable links and areas are large, this helps users who cannot control a mouse with precision.
RSS FEEDS – Really Simple Syndication is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format. An RSS document (which is called a “feed”, “web feed”, or “channel”) includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically.
ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE (CS) – Is a collection of graphic design, video editing, and web development applications made by Adobe Systems – an advanced tool for the web designer. The collection consists of Adobe’s applications (e.g., DreamWeaver, Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator), that are based on various technologies (e.g., PostScript, PDF, Flash).