Web Design is the process of collecting ideas, and aesthetically arranging and implementing them, guided by certain principles for a specific purpose. Web design is a similar process of creation, with the intention of presenting the content on electronic web pages, which the end-users can access through the internet with the help of a web browser.
Layout: This is the way the graphics, ads and text are arranged. In the web world, a key goal is to help the view find the information they seek at a glance. This includes maintaining the balance, consistency, and integrity of the design.
Color: The choice of colors depends on the purpose and clientele; it could be simple black-and-white to multi-colored design, conveying the personality of a person or the brand of an organization, using web-safe colors.
Graphics: Graphics can include logos, photos, clip-art or icons, all of which enhance the web design. For user friendliness, these need to be placed appropriately, working with the color and content of the web page, while not making it too congested or slow to load.
Fonts: The use of various fonts can enhance a website design. Most web browsers can only read a select number of fonts, known as “web-safe fonts”, so your designer will generally work within this widely accepted group.
Content: Content and design can work together to enhance the message of the site through visuals and text. Written text should always be relevant and useful, so as not to confuse the reader and to give them what they want so they will remain on the site. Content should be optimized for search engines and be of a suitable length, incorporating relevant keywords.
The server receives the request for a page sent by your browser.The browser connects to the server through an IP Address; the IP address is obtained by translating the domain name.
In return, the server sends back the requested page.
Web pages are written in HTML, Hypertext Markup Language. A markup language is a computer language that describes the layout, format and content of a page. The Web browser renders the page according to the HTML code.
You can get the domain name from your web hosting provider or from a separate provider specialized in domains names, like WebDesigns Made Easy. Sometimes web hosting providers offer you a domain name along with your hosting account. It may appear to be the easiest option but could be more costly.
There are a lot of web hosting providers available in a wide range of prices depending on the services such as number of domains, hosting space or bandwidth provided. Choose carefully, or you could face slow servers, periods of malfunction or no support.
The Domain Name
Web servers are computers whose job is to respond to a browser’s request for a web page and deliver it through the internet. Pages hosted on a web server can be displayed to anyone all over the world. It is like a hard drive that stores your website files and images. In order to host your page on a web server you need to pay a hosting charge.
The Hosting Provider
In order to display your website on the internet, you need a web hosting provider.
You could set up your own hosting server at home, but it would take a huge amount of knowledge and require a lot of time to set up.
Paying a hosting service offers you a lot more freedom for your site, gives you opportunity to do professional work and is a reliable solution.
Domains on the internet follow a hierarchical system. There are a certain number of top-level domains ("com", "org", "info", ".co.za"and other country codes, for example), which build the last part of every domain name.
Domain Names Explained
Within such a top-level domain, custom domain names are assigned to people and organizations applying for them. “webdesignsmadeeasy.co.za” is an example of such a custom domain name. The domain owner can then set up sub-level domains freely, to form something like “mobile.webdesignsmadeeasy.co.za”. Unless you buy your own domain, you don’t have much say (or even choice) concerning the right, the domain name part of your email address.
The User Name To the “left” of the ‘@’ sign is the user name. It designates who at a domain is the owner of an email address, for example “me”. If it was not assigned to you by your school or employer (or friend), you can choose the user name freely. When you sign up for a ‘free email account’, for example, you can enter your own creative user name. You are not completely free, however. In fact, the number of characters that can be used the user name part of email addresses is literally numbered. Everything that is not allowed explicitly is forbidden.
What we Recommend
What we recommend to our clients is purchase a domain through us which automatically comes with email set-up, this means if you host through us and we purchase your domain example.co.za, then we can set-up email addresses as you wish for your domain, e.g.. email@example.com, however, note, that the size of the domain space is limited to the package.
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