Localized Web Applications

Track: Technical | T3 |
Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 11:30am – 12:00pm
Held in: Stream 2
Jaakko Salmenius - Soluling

In this session we will give you a high-level overview of different ways to localize web applications. We will cover both the server-side rendered applications and the single-page applications. We will go through the steps you need to take care of when internationalizing your application and the different ways your application can choose the language. We will study two different approaches using either externalized resources in your markup or using localized markup. What are the pros and cons of each method? We will also cover the deployment — should we deploy several language-specific versions or a single multilingual version? Finally, we will go through the implications of the chosen architecture for SEO. This presentation is tech stack agnostic.

Takeaways: Attendees will learn what the different choices are when choosing how to localize web applications; what the benefits and disadvantages are of each method; and how to design web applications in such a way that they are easy to localize.