You have found a talent for mastering computer programs, are fluent in English, and dream of becoming an HTML master. Now you want to try yourself in creating sites.
You need to start creating a website with your studies. Do not save on knowledge. Find the textbook thicker and more expensive. A website developer must be fluent in HTML. Thick textbooks about creating sites are written very accessibly and understandable. Do not try to master website development quickly. Nothing should be missed, otherwise, when creating sites, marriage will appear in one form or another. Quality does not like lazy. You don’t want to get a penny for creating sites. When reading, try to learn all the tags immediately, then when creating sites there will be no problems when formatting text, inserting pictures and images, creating a background and changing colors, creating hyperlinks, etc. If HTML is perfectly mastered, it will take you very little time to create your first website. Of course, this site will contain a bunch of flaws. No need to be upset. No one was able to create the perfect site the first time. Everyone learns to create sites “on the mistakes.”
It is very important that when creating the site the pages should not be too large in size. Strive so that when creating sites the page size should be no more than 30Kb. Remember that not everyone has high-speed cable channels. You can’t even imagine how many owners of expensive laptops using wireless virtual network exist in Dnepropetrovsk! Pages with a large volume will take a long time to load, the visitor will understand that such a site was created by a beginner.
When creating sites, avoid the use of large drawings, photographs, as well as the use of many scripts and applets, all of which significantly reduce the page loading speed.
Typically, web hosting packages for beginners go through shared hosting. This hosting model consists of several client domains sharing the same server and its resources. For large-scale professional projects, web hosts offer different variants of web servers, with which customers can benefit from tailor-made equipment, adapted to their specific needs. For large companies, dedicated hosting systems are also a good solution.
If the Web project is created via a hosting package or a server, different options are available to users for creating their own site. The bandwidth of these packs is sufficient to manage projects of different sizes, ranging from websites developed with intuitive software and which offer reduced creation tools to websites more flexible thanks to CMS, or those whose source code was developed independently.
HTML is a language ( Hypertext Markup Language) which basically structures the writing of digital content with formatting tags (tags and meta elements). In this way the text elements, titles, graphics, or even hyperlinks can be implemented and it is the source code that constitutes the structure of a website. For example, a static website is simply made up of a selection of linked HTML documents. The current version of HTML5 extends the extensible markup language to audio and video elements. On the other hand, the presentation of the contents is defined by the CSS formatting language, which allows the layout.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a standard formatting language for HTML documents allowing their layout. Web developers use CSS to assign rules that will allow a browser to interpret elements defined in code into concrete visual elements that will be represented on a website. The current CSS3 standard version includes functions for structuring the layout, colors, typography, shadow effects, and even animations.
While static web pages are still ready to be sent via the web server, the same is not true for dynamic web pages, which are only generated at the request of the web browser. Script languages such as PHP allow this. The browser will establish a request that uses the HTTP protocol and indicates the page requested, among others. When the request arrives at the server, it transmits the requested address, which is then processed by a web server. The web server will interpret it, find the requested file, and the file is then returned in the HTTP response.
Web development is an area in constant flux since internet marketing, which began in the early 90s. If websites were composed of simple blocks of text at the time, it has now become a standard of taking care of their presentation, which is often elaborate and highlights a lot of multimedia content. The Web, which was originally an information platform, has become a real entertainment medium.
Internet users demand interactive, intuitive websites with an elaborate design. To meet this demand, developers have many tools to integrate dynamic content and to create tailor-made sites adapted to their users. The conditions required to achieve this are based on professional hosting, having the necessary resources, and meeting current web standards.
The prerequisite for any presence on the Web is to have storage space on a server. For this, the services of a specialized website host are necessary. In general, the offer includes complete accommodation packages. These packs often include services such as reserving a domain name of its own, RAM allocated by a server, databases, and all the tools necessary for web development. Generally, the users of these hosting packages ignore which physical machines bundle these services. This is not the case for alternative hosting models (dedicated web servers for example), whose hardware components are rented by a data center.
Each Web project has a domain name, that is, a unique Internet address assigned to it. This domain name is one of the basic components of a web hosting package. Internet addresses follow strict principles of the hierarchical structure of the domain name system and are composed as follows:
The domain name is registered via a web host, which forwards the request to the authorities concerned. When choosing the domain name, it is recommended to opt for a short and concise formulation and to choose a current top-level domain.
Each website is made up of data made available on a web server for uploading to the Internet. This is why web hosting packages always include a certain storage space for HTML documents, style sheets, images, videos, or even databases. The transfer of this data is generally carried out by FTP (File Transfer Protocol ). A web hosting package should be chosen based on its ability to expand its webspace.
Web developers often use relational databases when the site pages are not static and must be generated differently each time a new page loads. With this type of data management, the information is structured by tables and is linked to other data sets by identification numbers (IDs). The communication and transmission of this data are generally done in SQL (Structured Query Language), a database language. Among relational databases, it is the open-source software MySQL which is the most widespread for the development of dynamic websites.
Web development refers to the process of creating websites, applications, and other online tools. It is based on a number of computer languages such as HTML, PHP, Python, Symfony.
With a CMS or Content Management System, site creation has become easier. These tools allow you to create and manage sites through a system of templates/themes and plugins. The best known CMS is WordPress but there is a multitude of them depending on the needs (showcase site, e-commerce site, editorial site, etc.). Other CMS include Joomla, Drupal, Squarespace, Shopify, Magento, or even Wix.
Even if website creation is today “within everyone’s reach”, it is necessary to appeal to web developers and web designers for a professional result. Web design and web mastering are the skills requiring learning and a lot of practice. Calling on professionals or web agencies/providers is therefore the preferred solution.
These professionals ensure the design but also technical aspects such as hosting, loading time speed, markup, compatibility with different browsers and screen formats, and much more. Of course, upstream, we must consider a functional specification to supervise the site development work.
Beyond the creation and updating of the site, it is essential to set up an online communication strategy for it to achieve its objectives!
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Indeed, the content of a website is what will determine both the understanding of the visitor and in large part its natural referencing (that is to say the way in which the search engines regard it).
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Any web project begins with an analysis of your needs. For this, a number of companies organize with you a workshop of initiation to web marketing, during which we define together your needs, targets, and objectives. This workshop is also an opportunity to define the personas, or “typical visitors”, who will visit your site. Understanding and meeting their expectations is the objective of this workshop.
Following the first workshop, it establishes a content strategy, consistent with your internal organization. Presented in a reference document, the content strategy can have several objectives:
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Once the main lines of your content strategy defined, you must prioritize and prioritize your content. Together, we define the “most important” content or content that meets the expectations of certain priority targets.