What is CSS?

In order for a web site to be available on the World Wide Web, it must be hosted on a server. There are several different ways to accomplish this. Most large hosting companies will have their own servers and the network infrastructure needed for their site to be available on the Web. However, the equipment…

What are Scripts?

One of the terms that newcomers to web design or web hosting may fail to understand is the word script, or scripts. What is meant by this term? In simple terms, a script is a segment of computer code that can extend or alter the way that the web browser interprets the HTML code that…

What is HTML?

Hypertext Markup Language, or HTML, is the normal language used to design pages meant for use on the World Wide Web. By using special commands, known as tags, web page designers can format a text document for presentation, using different font types, colors and sizes. HTML also allows a web page designer to create the…

Adding Quality Content to Your Web Site

When setting up a new web site nowadays, the most important factor to keep in mind is the content. Yes, keywords are still important, but the days when a web page could be judged solely on the keyword content are long gone. Why is this so? Two reasons. Firstly, in order to sell you need…

Adding Dynamic Content to a Web Site

Originally all web pages on the Internet were static pages, which is to say that the content of each page remained constant whenever it was viewed. In contrast to this a dynamic web page can change the way in which is presented depending on various types of user input. Some examples of this include displaying…

What is Flash, and should I use it?

Flash is a multimedia technology that can be used to add animation or video to a web page. Since its introduction in 1996, Flash has become the industry standard for adding such content, with statistics suggesting that almost all desktop computers in the United States have a version of the Flash player software installed. Popular…

Make Sure the Visitor Know His Way

If you are designing a web site, one principle should be considered as the most important point of the design. That principle is site navigation. When a user arrives at your web site he will not want to spend his valuable time searching for ways to move around the site. Make sure that all of…

An Introduction to Web Site Design

For small businesses looking to establish a presence on the World Wide Web, one of the hurdles that must be crossed is the design of the web site. There are many different types of business web site, ranging from those just wishing to present some information to their clients to full-blown ecommerce sites. These different…