What is Semantic Web 3.0 Design & Front End Development?


Semantic Web 3.0 Design & Front End Development



By the time they contact us, most people already know we are Miami web developers and designers. And when they ask about our focus or specialty, we often reply with “Semantic Web 3.0 design and front-end development”. Conceding that phrase is easier said than understood, allow us to parse it for you:


Semantic Web is often misused in the media and abused by marketeers. It’s not just a sophisticated way to say SEO (search engine optimization), and it shouldn’t be used as SAAS-y technohype by software vendors. The same can be said for its synonym “Web 3.0″. Both “Semantic Web” and “Web 3.0″ refer to the Semantic Web Initiative of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium). They define the term as follows:


“The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. It is a collaborative effort led by W3C with participation from a large number of researchers and industrial partners. It is based on the Resource Description Framework (RDF)…”




In a nutshell, Web 3.0 is about two things: (1) Common standards and formats for the integration and combination of data drawn from diverse sources; and (2) A language for recording how data relates to real world objects that allows either a person or a machine to start off in one context, and then move through many other contexts connected simply by relevance. Along with the Mobile Web it is “What’s Next”, and we have identified seven tests of Web 3.0 Readiness that web pages must pass if they want to enjoy the benefits of being part of it:

Semantic Web 3.0 design is a conflation that refers to the creation of “Web 3.0 Ready” websites and web pages. The formal process by which that is accomplished is called client-side development, front-end web development, or simply front-end development. The knowledge base and skill set required of Web 3.0 front-end developers encompass content (XHTML/HTML5), format (CSS/CSS3), behavior (Unobtrusive Javascript/jQuery/AJAX), accessibility (WAI/WCAG/Section 508, Mobile Web), semantics (XSLT), syndication (RSS) and links.


Bring it all together again, and there you have it:


Semantic Web 3.0 design and front-end development!