Web Design, Web hosting, SEO & other similar terms can be confusing at times.
When working with you, acerockcola will take time & explain the answer to every question you want to ask but below are the most common frequently asked questions that customers have.
Web design refers to the design of websites that are displayed on the internet. It usually refers to the user experience aspects of website development rather than software development. Web design used to be focused on designing websites for desktop browsers; however, since the mid-2010s, design for mobile and tablet browsers has become ever-increasingly important.
A web designer works on the appearance, layout, and, in some cases, content of a website. Appearance, for instance, relates to the colors, font, and images used. Layout refers to howinformation is structured and categorized. A good web design is easy to use, aesthetically pleasing, and suits the user group and brand of the website. Many webpages are designed with a focus on simplicity, so that no extraneous information and functionality that might distract or confuse users appears. As the keystone of a web designer’s output is a site that wins and fosters the trust of the target audience, removing as many potential points of user frustration as possible is a critical consideration.
A domain name is a website address that’s friendly for humans.
Basically, a website sits on a server (a large computer that’s always switched on), & that server has an IP address.
IP addresses aren’t memorable and more than one site can be hosted on one IP address. An example of an IP address is this: 126.96.36.199
A domain name basically acts as a vanity plate to mask this IP address.
For example the above IP address (188.8.131.52) is the real IP address of Facebook’s website. But instead of us tpying in 184.108.40.206 into a browser we use facebook.com because it’s memorable and looks more professional.
A domain can be used for other things like giving you a branded email address like email@example.com
Web hosting is the term used for where your website sits online.
When someone types in your website address (also known as a domain) & hits go your website is then loaded from a server. A server (in the most basic sense) is computer that’s always switched on & connected to the internet.
This always-on computer or server (the constant connection to it) is what constitutes your web hosting.
The cookie consent law was designed with good intentions to protect people from websites harvesting their data but the whole system is flawed and seen as a failure.
Even the ICO – the organisation who are spearheading the law in the UK, have removed their original explicit cookie request form from their website.
For more information, see Silktide’s article on the EU Cookie Law