The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Web Application

Well, experience and knowledge of programming language don’t always count for a web application developer as web application development usually involves numerous programming languages, and it is impossible for a web developer to get their hands on each and every programming language in such a short period of time. The web developers in return seek the help of cheat sheets for developing a certain web application. The programming languages used in the development of web application comes with their own syntax, special tricks, keywords, libraries, and formatting. And it is important to create a web application which fulfills the needs of the users, the user-interface, responsiveness, content and more plays a crucial role in making the web application reach the target audience. Thus, the web developers use certain cheat sheets which help them in creating state of the art web applications in no time.

In web application development, there is always a possibility to make the code work faster and efficiently. There are two types of designers, Good Designers, and Great Designers. The good designers will always try to remember everything, from the formatting to coding and more. But, the smart designers like the good designers will keep all these things in mind, but they are called smart because they are smart about their time. They use cheat sheets effectively which helps them save loads of time and this way they constantly gather information. Web designing is not all about knowing everything, but it is where to look for things when things are going south. Below are some of the essential cheat sheets used by the web developers for making the web applications smart and simple.

1. HTML5 Mega Cheat Sheet:

It is known as the best friend of front-end developers which comes with numerous software programs and allows the developers to learn new skills. It is categorized into five major components- canvas, browser, mobile, attributes, and tags. Most of the browsers support HTML5 and include a detailed description of every element. Moreover, its effective keyboard shortcut makes it easier for the developer to boost up the productivity while designing. There are more than eighty shortcut keys which the developer uses thousand times a day.

2. Caniuse:

The most necessary factor that plays a vital role in the success of a web application is that will it open on a certain browser. The web application developers while developing the application are always in suspicion whether the code they are writing will run on the specific web browser or not. Thus, the web developers seek the help of cheat sheets. When the web developers are in a situation like this, they prefer Caniuse. It is a cheat sheet for developers which keep a tab on all the elements of SVG, HTML5, and CSS to know whether these are supported by the specific browsers.

3. Color Theory Quick Reference Guide:

The design of a web application is an utmost factor which lures in the required target audience. Thus, for a web application developer, it is necessary that he/she properly articulate the design choices. The content is necessary but that too in right colors and to sort out this phenomenon, the developers use the color theory reference guide as a cheat sheet to simply understand the color relationships. This cheat sheet about the color modules includes color types, basic terms pertaining to colors, color relationships, cool vs. warm colors, passive vs. active colors and more.

4. Responsive web design:

In today’s world where technology has become portable, people are able to open web applications on computers, laptops, mobile phones, tablets and more. Thus, it becomes necessary for a web designer to make the web application responsive. The responsive web design cheat sheet provides with proper guidance about the dimensions for which you are making the web application. That is, you will never require searching the breakpoint dimensions every time you design for a responsive website. There are readymade breakpoints available in this cheat sheet making it a time-saving affair. It sports the breakpoint dimensions of all the popular devices.

5. CSS / HTML Elements Index:

It is an essential cheat sheet for the web application developers as it holds the information about all the HTML elements which are still in use and those which are discontinued. That is, this index possesses all the information about all the elements of HTML, from HTML1 to HTML5 and further versions. Therefore, the web designer will get to know whether HTML5 comes with accessibility mapping facility or java applet or any other element. This way, the designer with a complete overview of the HTML Development can develop a web application with proper elements inserted.

6. Font Family Reunion:

This cheat sheet sport all the necessary information about which font to be used for a specific operating system. Not every font we use in a web application is compatible with the operating systems, and there are numerous operating systems which possess the ability to run all the web applications. Therefore, the web developers use Font family reunion cheat sheet to get a better knowledge of fonts to be used in the web application. Font family reunion cheat sheet comes with default font lists which tell the developer which font will be compatible with a Windows operating system and which will be compatible for Jelly Bean or KitKat and more.

7. All the Image Formats cheat sheets:

Images are the necessary phenomenon of any website and without images; a website would simply look dull and unattractive. Different images have attributes and thus, have different uses. It becomes difficult for a web developer to find out the exact format of the image to be used for his/her web application. All the Image Formats cheat sheet helps the developer in understanding the equation of images, what to use and what not for a particular design and more.

8. CSS3:

This standard styling system is used for designing authentic and modular web deigns. The best thing about this is that the designs we model are processed in the form of modules with lots of functionalities and features.

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Jignesh Kothia

Director at WebPlanex
Jignesh Kothia, Director at WebPlanex, with a penchant for technology created an organization that helps businesses push up their growth and deliver only the best to its clients. He is proficient in a number of web and mobile app development technologies including PHP, YII, HTML5, Laravel, Rest API, Android, iOS, and many more.
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