It’s No news that 90% of the major business on earth have a web extension, which is aimed at reaching more customers.
This website matter isn’t just restricted to business alone.
Schools, banks, churches, cinemas e.t.c all require websites for thier operation.
This known fact has given a lot of importance to the skill of web development.
Knowing how to build a website in 2018 will take you a long way, when it comes to putting food on your table, if you know how to get it done.
This article is aimed at making web design look very simple to you and erase every knowledge of difficulty that goes with web design.
I will be giving a very detailed introduction of web design.
Before we go too far lets Define the term website;
A website is a collection of web pages that contains images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several web servers, usually accessible via the Internet.
A webpage is a document, typically written in HTML.
TYPES OF WEBSITES
1. Personal websites
4. Business/co-operative websites
These are websites built for individuals or a small group that contains information or any content that the individual wishes to include.
A blog is a discussion or information website generally used to make daily online posts of topics of interest.
This is the kind of website built for the purpose of selling things online.
This website allows offering of goods and services online and also enables transactions online.
A perfect example of an E-commerce website is Amazon.con
This is the kind of website built for big or small business owners, it is used to provide background information about a business, organization or service.
As shown above, we have different types fo websites. Knowing to to build these types of websites is very important.
TECHNIQUES OF BUILDING WEBSITES
1. Coding from scratch
2. Using content management systems (CMS)
3. Using online web builders
4. Using third party softwares
BUILDING WEBSITES VIA CODING FROM SCRATCH
When people hearing coding websites, the first thing that jumps into their mind is HTML (hyper text markup language).
Well clear that thought from your mind if you had it before.
Website coding is beyond HTML, but one thing you must know is that HTML formes the back bone of a website, it forms the structure layer of a website.
When it comes to building websites via coding from scratch, you should put the following in mind;
As earlier said, HTML forms the back bone or structural layer, CSS is the design part of building websites, BOOTSTRAP is used to make the website responsive and PHP is used to build websites that involve capturing lots of data and receive cookies.
Java script is a system of coding used to program the behavior of the webpage. It gives instant page response without having to reload the page.
To further enlighten this explanation, we are going to liking it to the human body.
HTML is our skeleton, CSS is the flesh that covers up our flesh and gives us beauty, BOOTSTRAP is our strength, it gives is the ability to adapt to different conditions.
BOOTSTRAP makes your website responsive in this sense that it gives the website the ability to adapt to the screen size of different devices.
BUILDING WEBSITES VIA CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Content management systems are usually used in making blogs. Blogs are website that people use to deliver news about a particular subject.
Content management systems could also be used to make other type of websites.
Content management systems currently available, or the most popular ones are ;
All of them can perform equal functions, but Joomla is preferred when it comes to building E-COMMERCE websites.
Content management systems like WordPress used themes that feature drag and drop engines, that allows you to build a website the way you desire.
Example of such themes is a WordPress theme that has an elementor engine.
It’s just as simple as it sounds; just drag and drop that’s all.
BUILDING WEBSITES WITH ONLINE WEB BUILDERS
Online builders like wix.com feature drag and drop functions like Content Mangament systems, but the difference is that it’s much easier here.
Wix.com features lot of templates for customizations.
Online web builders like wix.com , simplesite.com e.t.c require you to pay to enable you use their services.
BUILDING WEBSITES WITH THIRD PARTY SOFTWARES
Third party sofwares like WYSIWYG and ADOBE DREAM WEAVER.
They also support templates. When these templates are loaded into this third party softwares, all you need to do is replace the stock elements of the template with your desired content.
Third party sofwares like WYSIWYG, Adobe dreamweaver, Coffecup, Web studio e.t.c gives you access to the full source code you designed with the template you chose.
That will be all for now.
I hope this article turns out to be useful to you.
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