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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Things to Look for in Web Design Program

Web site designers require a vast array of skills, not all of which are (or can be!) taught in the classroom. However, there are certain skills that all Web designers should know. First among these is HTML (HyperText Markup Language) code, which comprises the building blocks of the Web. All Web sites, no matter how fancy or how focused on Flash animation, consist of HTML at their core.

Although most designers now use Web editing programs such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver to design Web sites, in order to understand what is actually happening when the Web site loads, you need to know HTML. For entry-level positions, this markup language can be enough, but for more advanced positions, you should learn one or more other markup languages, such as XML (eXtended Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), as well as one or more scripting languages, such as JavaScript and ActiveX.

You will also need to learn the basics of making a Web site look neat and professional. Although it may seem elementary, there are a wide range of techniques involved in creating a Web site that flows well. A logical site is designed to allow the user to quickly understand the purpose of the Web site, and to easily find the information he or she needs. Although this is obviously more of an art than a science, there are many techniques that help users navigate each page within a site more effectively and quickly. As a Web site designer, you should be fluent in these techniques.

To work on Web sites, you’ll also need to understand the basics of how a computer operates. These technical skills enable you to set up and modify the Web site. Being able to use FTP (File Transfer Protocol) clients to add pages and upload site changes is paramount. So is being able to modify the site contents manually by using text editor software. Some of this software allows you to view changes instantaneously, such as the Real-Time HTML Editor, which is available online. Other text editors are included with your office computer, or can be installed, enabling you to work on site contents outside of a site editing program.

Finally, depending on the specific career path you have in mind, you may need to have other skills. If you are focusing more on the graphic design aspect of Web design, you will need to focus on learning about vector and raster graphics. Raster graphics, comprised of grids of tiny pixels, are dependent on the size and quality of the image – photographs are raster images, for example, and can look blurry or sharp, depending upon image size and resolution. Vector graphics use geographical points and coordinates instead of pixels, and can be resized without losing image quality. Typography, or the art of choosing and using fonts and typefaces, is also important. Page layout, or the skill of combining pictures, text, links, and animated images on a Web site to create a pleasing overall design, is also very important.

If, however, you are more interested in the technical aspects of maintaining a Web site, you will need to focus more on server administration, namely by learning to use Web server software (such as Microsoft IIS or Apache), and understanding how to run log analysis so you can track who visits the site, and how frequently you receive unique visitors. There are other specific domains in the field of Web design, including site optimization, security, usability, and quality assurance. Each sub-specialty in the Web design field requires the knowing the design basics described above, plus additional skills which you can learn in class and on the job.

In summary, these are the type of Web design classes you can look forward to taking :

  • HTML and other markup/scripting languages
  • Web site graphics and layout design
  • Some technical skills necessary to publish a Web site
  • Other skills related to the specific type of Web design career you want to pursue

How Do I Know This Web Design Program is Right for Me?

There are a large variety of Web design programs, which run the gamut from certificate programs to full degrees. These programs are offered at learning institutions ranging from small, private schools to large, public schools – and everything in between. Finding the specific Web or graphic design school that meets your needs from the many available can be a challenge. Here a few questions to ask yourself when deciding upon a course of study in Web design :

  • Do I want to study online or at a traditional school?
  • Can I fit a full-time program into my schedule, or should I go part-time?
  • Do I want a degree program, or a certificate program, which is usually quicker, and can help me get into the field more rapidly?
  • Am I willing to change my schedule or where I live to learn these new skills?
  • Am I more interested in the technical end of Web sites, or would I prefer to work on graphic design and page layout?
  • Does the Web design program I am interested in offer all of the classes needed for the career I want to focus on?
  • Does the school help graduates with their career planning by offering job or internship placement assistance?

By answering these questions, you are well on your way to figuring out which is the right Web design course for you!

Build A Website

You can design and build your website with a lot of effort. But that alone does not guarantee that your website will be a success. You have to give importance to factors that will encourage people to visit your website. You can market your website in many ways, to increase traffic to your website. However, online marketing is quite expensive.

When you do not have a lot of money to spend, it is important to build a website that is set up in the best way for search engines. Making sure that all of your web pages have good keywords will help you save a lot of your advertising budget. People use keywords to find out more information about words or phrases.

Once you find a reliable hosting company, register a domain name for your website, sign up, construct your site, and publish it, your site will be available for all the world to see. It is very easy to create a simple and effective website. Make sure that the hosting company you select offers registration, hosting, and site building tools for the domain name that you plan to use.

To build a website that can be successful, you need to think ahead. Once you have chosen the niche market that you will capitalize on, you need to do everything you can to raise the visibility of your site. You will need a good domain name, a strong key word list, a reputable hosting company, and a way to ensure that all of the top search engines know about your site. This can be costly. Additional costs may arise if your site requires skills you don’t have, such as proficiency in HTML programming.

To summarize, constructing an effective website will require some money. However, you can control how much you want to spend on it, both financially and emotionally. It’s important to understand what you want your website to accomplish, identify the resources that you require, set a budget, and then build your site. It’s that easy.

Basics of Create Your Own Website

If you are not aware of the steps involved in the development of a web site, then this article would definitely prove to be of immense help. What is a web site? A web site can be defined as a collection of images and/or web pages which are stored using a web server on the Internet. A web site can have videos too.

It would be apt to say that web pages are the pillars on which web sites are constructed. That is why you must have a fairly good knowledge of the number of web pages you would like your web site to have. The number of web pages a web site should have depends on the quantity of data that web site requires.

You are able to ‘create your own website’ simply if you have a general plan of the workings concerned in constructing a web site. You ought to have a drawing of the web site you plan to construct in advance. Furthermore, you ought to make certain that the web site that you desire to put together fits in your financial plan.

‘HTML’ editors are commonly used to write web pages. A domain is also essential to purchase to hold the web site. If you need help building your web site, you can also use a ‘website builder’ for assistance. The ‘website builder’ uses a ‘website wizard’ to lead you in a step by step process to build a web site.

In order to create your own website, you can get the aid of a graphic page designer. This professional works with you in order to create the perfect lay-out for your website. If you need further information, there are a great many articles around the internet which will help explain the intricacies of web site creation.

About Website Design

The modern business world is dominated by the Internet. There are all kinds of software solutions and platforms to integrate your business with the web, but one of the easiest ways is to create a simple site for your business. This site can market your wares, or describe the services you provide. Whatever the site is used for, though, website design has a big role to play in the public reaction to your material.

Web Design is a new term that describes the act of creating a software and site to use online. This career is focused on achieving the ability to design sites and programs that are functional and visually attractive for visitors. One great thing is that you don’t have to have extensive college degrees to design a basic site for yourself or your business.

If you are a bigger business, then you probably will want to seek out a professional to help you with your website design. Hiring a professional may cost you some money, but you will not have to worry about some of the problems that you would run into if you were to build the site on your own. There are lots of things that you need to remember when you are building a site, so it is hard to not make a single mistake.

You might want to think about using web page templates if you don’t have an online business or if you just want to make your own web page. These templates provide you with a simple frame to work with. You will need to have some fundamental knowledge in order to adapt the templates to your own needs but the end result will be a great looking web site without having to spend a lot of time.

When you are working on website design one of the most important things to keep in mind is the image factor. The image factor is an important part in keeping and maintaining visitors on your site. When placing pictures on your site be sure that the file size is not to large. If your picture files are large, then you might find your site does not load to quickly. Most people do not have the patience to sit and wait for a site to load, so be sure to control the size of images on your site.

Thousands of companies, worldwide, realize the importance of designing websites. A creative and usable website is an important feature to customers and visitors to your website. Small pages do not take a long time to load. Designing your own website is not an area where you should be pinching pennies.