Websites Explained

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This person knows the structure of a website and can implement coding languages such as (but not limited to) PHP, JavaScript, Python, .NET and Java. They understand the back end systems that help run a website effectively and securely.

On the back, the website is also seen as a bunch of files organised in certain folders which are seen via different access points to the server.

The hosting provider gives you the servers and storage space to maintain your website. They may also provide your domain which serves as your online address for people to find you.

Often you will pay for the domain address on a yearly basis while the hosting storage is paid monthly. The prices for these depend on the type of domain and the size of hosting you want to use. Obviously, the bigger your website, the bigger the space it requires, the more expensive it can get.

The world wide web is an open digital space that can be used for a number of purposes. One of those purposes is to show your business presence to the world and reach your audience.

The front end developer will understand User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) design. They usually know at least HTML and CSS but will also often learn JavaScript or PHP to assist with their development. They might also have some graphic design skills to create basic web icons and optimize images for web use.

The online website is what the user sees when they visit your domain or web address (URL).

To explain it simply:

  • Websites are a collection of files and these files are stored in computers. 
  • These computers serve the files on the internet which is why the computers are referred to as servers.
  • The servers are hosted along with a domain (www.yoursite.com) by a company referred to as a Hosting Provider.
    You may create your own servers, but this can also get expensive which is why Hosting Providers exist
  • The domain is your online address that allow people to visit your website on the internet.
  • The internet is also called the world wide web because it links computers all around the globe.
  • Each file on the servers are located with a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) which is a specific web address.
    For example: www.yoursite.com/mypage

The roles involved in making a website

The people who understand web languages and use them to put together files for a website are called Web Developers. There are two types: The Backend Developer and the Frontend Developer. It is not common, but you may also find a Full Stack Developer who will know both ends. The Full Stack Developer is often expensive to employ because running both ends require understanding of both roles.

A Website Designer creates the visual design of a website and can also consider UI and UX like a Frontend Developer. They will have more graphic design experience and might not even know HTML or CSS. By this definition, a Website Designer (or Web Designer in short) is a type of Graphic Designer.

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Jozzelle De Jesus
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14 April, 2021

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