Our Vision

An innovative view

When organisations or companies are founded as a response to desires within a community, often some kind of view appears that dictates their priorities and actions. Furthermore, when one tries to enrich or renew the existing market, it is important to aspire a view that goes beyond the straightforward act of making profit. Moreover, one must try to prevent losing this view over the years. Once this view is lost, product quality and customer care are at the risk of being compromised. This is why RenovatioCMScherishes its innovative view.

Adding beauty to the web by inspiring its Users.

In essence, this is our mission statement. Unfortunately, the web as it is today accommodates a lot of monstrositiesvisually as well as code-wise. “Adding beauty to the web” expresses our desire to compensate for this, while “by inspiring its Users” shows our intention to make people more aware of the web’s inner workings. This awareness is of great importance when trying to collectively create a safercleaner, more user-friendlyand more efficient internet. So RenovatioCMS is named as it is for a good reason.

To attain its goal, RenovatioCMS develops and distributes free software that helps usersto build their own website and helps them to get a more profound understanding of the way these websites work. Our web developer team consists of purists. Graphical designand user-friendliness are of great importance to us, as are compactness and efficiency. If you nonetheless happen to find some imperfections, you can always contact us at: [email protected].

The language of the internet

HTML, which stands for HyperText Markup Language, came into existence in 1991. It was developed by Tim Berners-Lee, to make scientific documents from the CERN institute ofGeneva more accessible to his co-scientists. Being a markup language, HTML is meant to add structure and layout to plain text, comparable to the way paragraphs and titles give structure to the contents of a book. Your browser reads this language and converts it to a graphical representation (you can view the HTML code, by clicking your right mouse button here, and choosing the option “View source“). As an example we have added the HTML source of this paragraph below:

<p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML" target="_blank">HTML</a>, which stands for

 <em>HyperText Markup Language</em>, came into existence in <em>1991</em>. It was developed by

 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Berners-Lee" target="_blank">Tim Berners-Lee</a>,

 to make <em>scientific</em> documents from the

 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CERN" target="_blank">CERN</a> institute of

 <em>Geneva</em> more accessible to his co-scientists. Being a

 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markup_language" target="_blank">markup language</a>,

 <em>HTML</em> is meant to add <em>structure</em> and <em>layout</em> to plain text, comparable

 to the way <em>paragraphs</em> and <em>titles</em> give structure to the contents of a <em>book</em>.

 Your <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_browser" target="_blank">browser</a> reads this

 language and converts it to a <em>graphical representation</em> (you can view the <em>HTML</em>

 code, by clicking your right mouse button <em>here</em>, and choosing the option "<em>View source</em>").

 As an <em>example</em> we have added the <em>HTML</em> source of this paragraph below:</p>

The HTML source of the previous paragraph.

The internet expanded rapidly over the years. As a consequence, a lot of people from outside academic or scientific organisations encounter applications that use HTML, but (as it seems) only few of them are interested in the way these applications work. Furthermore, developers seem to be reluctant to show their work. To help less experienced users use HTML (when sending an email for instance) often Word-likeWYSIWYG editors are used. This method often results in inefficient code. To support this statement, we have created two versions of what should be a simple HTML file. One by typing in the appropriate HTML code using a program like notepad, and another one using Microsoft Word:

HTML page containing a level-1 header that says: “Hello world”

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">



    <title>Renovatio Hello world</title>



    <h1 style="font-family:verdana; text-align:center; color:darkred; font-size:40pt; line-height:49pt; background-color:lightgrey">Hello world</h1>



The same page created using Microsoft Word

<html xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"




<meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">

<meta name=ProgId content=Word.Document>

<meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 11">

<meta name=Originator content="Microsoft Word 11">

<link rel=File-List href="Word_Hello_world_bestanden/filelist.xml">

<title>Word Hello world</title>

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>


  <o:Author>Durk de Vries</o:Author>

  <o:LastAuthor>Durk de Vries</o:LastAuthor>















<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>





















<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>

 <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="156">






/* Font Definitions */



    panose-1:2 11 6 4 3 5 4 4 2 4;




    mso-font-signature:536871559 0 0 0 415 0;}


/* Style Definitions */

 p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal






    font-family:"Times New Roman";

    mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";}
















@page Section1

    {size:595.3pt 841.9pt;

    margin:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm;








<!--[if gte mso 10]>



/* Style Definitions */







    mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;





    font-family:"Times New Roman";







<body lang=NL style='tab-interval:35.4pt'>

<div class=Section1>

<h1 align=center style='margin-top:6.0pt;margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:0cm;


class=SpellE><span style='font-size:40.0pt;font-family:Verdana;color:darkred'>Hello</span></span><span

style='font-size:40.0pt;font-family:Verdana;color:darkred'> <span class=SpellE>world</span><o:p></o:p></span></h1>




Not only does the Word version appear to be much larger in size, it also contains a lot of sensitivepersonal and unnecessary data. This kind of code will decrease the performance of your website and hinder search engines like Google Search to effectively index the useful data that your website contains. We would prefer a cleaner internet. Regarding this matter, our philosophy is that the roles should be switched. Instead of introducing all kinds of bulky technologies, just to give the user the Word likeenvironment he or she just happens to be accustomed to, we ask the user to peak insideand have a look at the technology itself.

Insight is the root of all power, as Neo should be able to confirm.

At first, this may take some time and some users may experience it as being user-unfriendly. However, once these first steps are taken, you will gain more control each day. Basic knowledge of a widely used language such as HTML, can be valuable for dozens of reasons. We have faith in our users. We will try to show our work and we hope this somehow contributes to a deeper understanding and a more beautiful web.

Our company is supported by donations and advertising payments. Therefore, our services are without charge. If you have any questions or remarks regarding our activities, please feel free to send them to: [email protected].

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