The Building of a Website.

 Synopsis of what goes into building a website.

Building a WebsiteThere’s a lot that goes into building a functioning, user friendly website that one might not think about. An awful lot of things happen behind the scenes that take a lot of time to learn and or figure out.

Designing a website is a lot like building a house, which I have plenty of experience with, having been a licensed builder in Fla.

It starts with The Dream..Then you pick your Dream Site..Then you get ideas for a design..Then you draw up the plans..Then you build the shell ..You do the finish work..Then you have your final inspection..Then you can live in it, decorate it and maintain it..

 There are basically 8 steps to building a house or a website;

1.Getting ideas for a design.

People will usually spend a lot of time looking thru magazines and or builder portfolios to come up with a plan they like.
A person wanting a website should also investigate how other websites look in their field of endeavor.

2.Pick your Dream Site.

The next step, when developing your dream, is to pick the right location or a dream site where you want to build your house. This sometimes requires as much thought as any other part of the build process.

Like choosing where to locate your dream home, you need to choose where to locate your dream website, this will be your web-host.

The web-host stores all the necessary files on their web servers and makes your website easily accessible to the world via the communication protocol called World Wide Web. (WWW) In other words, registering with a web host means getting a particular space on a server, for your website so anybody with an internet connection can view your website any time from anywhere in the world.

There are two types of web hosting available on the internet:

⦁    Free web hosting provides your website with:

⦁    Limited amount of web space
⦁    Limited amount of uploading specific file sizes
⦁    Limited FTP access
⦁    Limited bandwidth allotment

⦁    Commercial web hosting provides your website with:

⦁    Unlimited amount of web space under a specific pricing plan.
⦁    Unlimited amount of uploading all types of file sizes
⦁    A number of email accounts
⦁    Control panel option for managing your website
⦁    Unlimited bandwidth with 24/7 technical support.

3. Getting ideas for a design.

People will usually spend a lot of time looking thru magazines and or builder portfolios to come up with a plan they like.
A person wanting a website should also investigate how other websites look in their field of endeavor.

4. Draw up the plans.

Once you purchase a piece of land, your next step is to have your home plans drawn up by hiring a good architect.

In the website process, this is where one would hire a website designer to start building their website.

5. Building the shell.

In a house, this involves framing the walls and roof and then installing the roofing and siding and exterior doors and windows. It would also involve the rough-ins for all the mechanical systems.

The next step for framing and designing your website, after settling on your domain name and web hosting process, is building the shell of your website. In a website, the shell might be considered the theme. The theme sets up default ways your website will be laid out.

As you would hire a good contractor to build your shell, so too, you will want to hire a good website designer for designing and framing your dream website.

Framing and designing a website is not as easy as it may seem to be. If you try to design your website on your own, you’ll soon realize there’s a lot more involved than you would of thought.

As there are a small percentage of people who can build their own house, there are a few who will be able to build their own website as well.

To do so, you will have to have a clear and advanced knowledge about common coding languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and MySql in order for your desired website to match the website of your imagination. In addition, you also have to have a vivid knowledge about positioning various elements such as title, logos, layout, sidebars, graphics, contents, in the same places on every page in an ordered and logical way.

On a website, after you pick a theme, (Or build it yourself), you will have to determine what additional elements you want installed that might not have been included with the original theme. When designing with WordPress, there are many plugins available that will easily add this additional functionality to your site.

Some companies advertize FREE WEBSITES…These free websites are very limited in their design capabilities and you will soon be wishing you could do more..

6. Doing what’s called “finish” work.

In a house, the finish work would include hanging the interior doors, finishing the mechanical systems, painting, wallpapering, carpeting etc.

For your website, a good web designer will be able to make all kinds of changes to your site. They can change the colors of the various page elements.. Your web designer will have a vivid knowledge about positioning various elements such as title, logos, layout, sidebars, graphics, contents, in the same places on every page in an ordered and logical way. They will even be able to change the text font as well as its’ color and size.

7. Passing final inspection.

Any dream home will have to pass the building inspector’s approval before you can obtain a certificate of occupancy. In most cases, inspections are performed throughout the building process so the final inspection is usually no big deal.

In the website building process, all pages and systems are tested to make sure they appear properly in all browsers. (And now-days, in all size devices.)

Websites need to be tested in the major browsers such as Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome and the latest version of Internet Explorer as well as the major types of devices.

Each browser and each device renders things a little differently, so a new website has to be checked to make it sure they are displayed in an appropriate manner. The only way to do this is to test each page individually to see how they look in each situation.

If one starts with a high quality theme*, there will be very few problems in passing that final inspection.

* This company has offered us a small finders fee if you purchase thru this link..Thanks for understanding.

8. Using and maintaining your dream.

As with any dream home, it is not a build it and forget it situation.
Houses need repainting, re-roofing, new driveways, and new appliances from time to time. Often new additions are also added on.

Although a  website does not deteriorate, one will want to make sure it stays in tune with changing technology.

And too, as a company grows, one will probably want to make additions and changes to their website in order to keep up with their competition.

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