Author: Jan Harris

Building Your Website: Technologies

In building websites, you must incorporate certain technologies. Planning the website technologies will depend on its type and its target audience.
1. Website Planning – Ecommerce
Technologies that are common in eCommerce websites include shopping carts, payment gateways, shipping databases, data security, and aftersales support. All these technologies are essential in keeping track of inventory, sales, aftersales, and even customer support.
2. Website Planning – Communications
Technologies common in communication websites include email captures, message …

Building Your Website: Audience Targeting

When it comes to building a website, the first question you might want to ask yourself is who your target audience is. Who visits your website and what do they intend to do there?
These questions will define your target audience. When assessing the audience of your web pages, you will look at the things they expect from visiting your website.
Target Audience Skills
You need to also see how the user experience works for your website. Is it easily navigable? Can the least computer literate individual be able to navigate through your web pages? You need to know how your visitors interact with your page …

Reasons for Building Your Website

Before building your website, there are several things that you must consider. You first need to determine the purpose of building it. For example, are you building the website to make money, to share details or info on your products or services, or as a way of communicating with your family, friends, or your target market for your business?
Assessing your website’s purpose will play a key role in determining how the pages will look like. It will also help you know the required website technologies and the budget for web hosting.
1. Build Your Website to Make Money
With the rise of e-commerce, you …

Ways to Clean Up HTML Coding

A clean HTML code is tantamount to any website’s success. It makes the website more search engine-friendly, reduces page size for faster loading, and increases user and developer accessibility.
In creating or cleaning up HTML codes, it is best to start by removing non-compliant coding and codes that are excessive to the page. Also, transfer presentation HTML coding to the stylesheet. Consequently, this will result to clean HTML codes that are standard compliant.
When cleaning up HTML codes, you should note important head tags. If coding in XHTML, the tag end will have to be altered appropriately.
1. Title …

The Cost of Coding with Non-compliant HTML Code

Non-compliant HTML Codes are codes that do not follow the standards of HTML coding. These standards are defined by HTML 4.01 specifications, which follow part of the XHTML specifications. They are usually considered unclean codes.
What Happens When You Use a Non-Compliant HTML Code?

HTML codes that are non-compliant can cause your computer, or specifically your browser, to crash. You may find Internet Explorer running the website fine, but not everyone is using IE, especially in this generation.
Fixing pages with bloated and/or non-compliant HTML codes takes a lot of time. This can an issue …

Stylesheets: Which Type to Use and When Should One Use It?

In coding webpages with HTML, you will learn how to styles different variations like headings, page layout, and some special page sections. This process of styling in HTML is called webpage formatting. It involves using a stylesheet, popularly known as CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).
Types of Stylesheets
There are stylesheet types available for use when formatting a webpage or a blog theme. They include internal, external, and inline styling.
1. Internal Stylesheet
This style is added to the head section of the page. The styles applied in an internal stylesheet are applied …