WHAT IS A WEBSITE?
A website is a collection of web pages and related content that is identified by a common domain name and published on at least one web server. It also contains text, images, and may also include video, audio or other media.
All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the World Wide Web. There are also private websites that can only be accessed on a private network, such as a company's internal website for its employees.
Users can access websites on a range of devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The app used on these devices is called a web browser.
WHY WEBSITE IS IMPORTANT?
Having a website makes it very easy for people to find you, read up about your company, discover what you do, and answer a bunch of questions they have about your business. By having a website people will be able to find your company when they search for your company on a search engine like Google, Yahoo or Bing.
It's Professional for your business.
Its Low- cost advertisement for your business.
Reach the audience and give updates about your products/business you are into.
The website is available 24/7 for the customers/ clients.
It increases your brand value to the next level.
This is why websites are important in 2021 & even beyond. It is important to have a good website in today's world.
HOW DOES THE WEBSITE WORK?
Before you begin creating your website and launch it on the Internet, it’s important to know how websites work.
Here are some:-
A website is simply a collection of web pages of codes – codes that describe the layout, format and content on a page.
The web server is an internet-connected computer that receives the request for a web page sent by your browser.
The browser connects your computer to the server through an IP address. The IP address is obtained by translating the domain name. (Don’t worry, this part is all done automatically by your browser so you don’t have to look up the IP addresses yourself.)
In other words, to display your website on the Internet, you will need:
A domain name
WHAT TOOLS DO WE NEED TO MAKE THE WEBSITE?
File Transfer Protocol Tools
HTML is the main computer language used in the creation of websites. If planning on creating a site from scratch, it's important to know the basics. There are also HTML editors available that can streamline the process of creating Web pages with features like tag completion, but for basic coding, you'll just need a program to create simple text files, such as Notepad, which is included in Windows.
You'll want eye-catching visuals on your site, which means you'll also need images sized to fit without slowing down bandwidth. If your site is for design or imaging work, large file sizes can be helpful; otherwise, they may slow down page speed and deter customers.
Adding Flash videos, animation and interactive presentations to your website will help you to enrich the experience for those who visit your site. Most Web browsers have built-in support for Flash, but to create these files you will need special software. Adobe Flash Professional allows the creation of very complex Flash products,
File Transfer Protocol Tools
Once you have created your website on your computer, you'll still need to have it uploaded to a Web hosting service. By using an FTP program, you can connect directly to the Web server that you are using to quickly and easily upload or download files.
Creating a website is an ongoing process. Once you've created the basic design, you'll need to continually update and fresh to visitors. Analytics tools like Google Analytics and Open Web Analytics allow you to see what draws visitors to your site and where they are spending the most time.
To make sure that your website works correctly and looks the way that you want it to, test it in different browsers. Internet Explorer is free with the Windows operating system. Other popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera (links in Resources) are available for free online. After creating the HTML files for your website, use a browser to open them and double-check that all content displays correctly. For more accessibility, test your website on mobile devices like phones and tablets as well.