Posts tagged web development
My first port of call is always Google. The way I see it is that I’m unikely to ever have a technical requirement that somebody else hasn’t had before. In fact, it’s highly likely that hundreds, even thousands of people have faced the same challenges. By using the right search terms on Google I can usually find the answers to my problems. This inspired me More >
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 >
I recently read a great blog post on sub-standard web developers and how to avoid them. If you’re looking to get a website developed I’d suggest you have a quick read of this: Beware Web Developers Who Know Nada!
As a web developer myself I find it incredibly frustrating that I’m constantly losing web development work to graphic designers who know nothing about marketing on the web. Does your business really need a piece of online art or does it actually want to see some return? As I see it there are only two things that matter – 1) are people finding the More >
When I first heard about Google’s new browser it was with dread. As a web developer an important part of developing any web page or application is testing that it works in the major browsers. Having another browser on the scene, and with a big name like Google behind it you know it’s going to have a lot of users, means more testing and increases my chances of having to recode.