Posts tagged Web Design
My website, www.chris-smith-web.com, is 5 years old today.
I registered the domain name and started building the site on 15th June 2004. This has made me all nostalgic so I thought I’d take a quick look back over the last 5 years and how the site and business has changed in that time.
I registered the domain with a company called 123-reg whom I still use to this day. They provide good value domain registration with a nice simple control panel. I also hosted my first site with them though now I have moved on, mainly due to the more advanced technologies I More >
Here are the real basics of starting a website in simple, jargon-free, easy to understand English.
How a website works
A website is a collection of files (text, images, video, etc.) on a computer made available to the public. When someone visits a website files are copied to the visitor’s computer for them to view. Each web page needs a unique address so that people can find it.
What do you need?
To run a website you need three things: 1) someone to create the files for you, 2) somewhere to make them available and 3) a nice name to make it easy to More >
A look at what awaits “cheap web design” seekers.
I’ve been running my own web development business since 2004 and in that time I have noticed a few changes to this market. There’s far more competition now than there was a few years ago. If you do a Google search for “cheap web design“, “budget web design” or “affordable web design“ then there are a lot of web pages out there with those page titles.
What separates a good website design from a great website design? On the surface they may both look the same but with great design come all the finishing touches, all those little details which make your site look that little bit more professional and, more importantly, perform better.
If you’ve got a website already has your designer provided all of these?
Favicon Favicon is short for “Favorites” icon and is the little graphic which is displayed when your site is bookmarked. It appears in your list of “Favorites” or Bookmarks, on your desktop if someone places a shortcut to a website there and in More >
The first thing to do is to have a clear distinction in your head between content and style. Content is the text and images that visitors read and look at; style is how these are arranged, laid out and presented.The style side is where the web designer comes in. This is his/her main area of expertise and he/she will have the design skills to present your content in a way which communicates your message clearly and professionally.
You’ve probably heard the phrase CMS or Content Management System. I’ll explain what it is and some of the benefits.
A CMS is a system which sits behind a website and allows you to edit a website easily. It’s called a content management system because it specifically allows changes to the content of the website – the text, images and links on pages – but not the layout or design, which stays fixed.
The usual method of changing web content is by logging in and gaining access to an admin or control panel. This gives options of creating, editing or deleting pages as well as More >