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Templates are used to keep a consistent design throughout
a website. It also helps usability by keeping an
organized layout of the websites link structure.
Imagine if each web page you clicked on would change
the location of the link you just used; it would
be a confusing situation. Templates as referred here
are custom made however their are web
design companies that use Royalty Free Templates which means a template
design could be shared with other website owners
throughout the internet. Royalty Free Templates are
considerably lower cost to the consumer however are
not recommended for unique branding needs.
traffic refers to visits by internet users
to your website. Visitors to your website can generally
be analyzed through web hosting control panels. Traffic
patterns can also be used for improving your websites
Usability is the quality of the experience your website
visitors will have when visiting your site. It is
used to measure the interaction and quality of content
users encounter when utilizing your web page. All
web designers should practice usability
standards when developing/designing websites.
URL - (Uniform Resource Locator)
The Uniform Resource Locater most commonly called URL
identifies the website location. URL's can be pulled
by typing an http:// plus the IP Address or Domain
Name into the browsers address bar.
Validating code is the process testing websites for
compliancy through the W3Consortiums standards. The
W3C is a universal quality code advocate that’s
main purpose is to keep consistency with coding standards.
Possible negative effects of not validating code
could result in broken design and poor accessibility
Vector uses mathematical generated equations to define
graphic elements. Vector is typically used when designing
logos, illustrations, and detailed artwork. The advantages
to Vector over bitmap formats such as Jpeg and Gifs
is a vector graphic retains its high quality no matter
what size you stretch it. It's the ideal format when
taking graphic work to the printers.
Viral Marketing is the ability to market a product,
service, or message without involving the originator(s).
marketing is commonly used among corporate
companies wishing to reduce person to person interaction
and saving resources by using multimedia that interactively
provides the sales pitch & information needed
to "make the sell"; all without the need
for human to human communication.
Web 2.0 is the concept of rethinking or reinventing
how the web should be used. At this point it is somewhat
unclear of what a majority of developers thinks Web
2.0 is. Some believe table-less layout, blog type
design, green consciousness, open source environment,
syndication, or a combination of define what Web
2.0 is all about.
If a web designer uses W3C compliant standards when
developing a website; he or she would be considered
using web standards. The thought behind web standards
is that if all web
developers design using the same
standardized code, then all website will appear and
function correctly universally.
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