What is a Web Site?
|A web site is a place, with an "address," on the World Wide Web showing information. The first document you see of a site is called it's homepage. Good sites give fast-loading, easy-to-understand content. You'll find text & graphics in the site that are "hot links." Clicking your mouse on them will jump you to a new spot on that site or to an entirely different web site. Variety & content of web sites available to "visit" on the Internet is enormous. You can click on the images down the left side of this page to view some sample web elements for ideas. The creation of your personal or business web site is limited only by your imagination!|
Web Site Examples: Good Quality vs. Poor
|It's not as easy to find excellent sites on the Internet as it to find poor ones...
Poor examples: Often web pages contain interferring backgrounds, one of which you'll see at http://hotyellow98.com/trcasey/. Visit http://www.zaldesign.com to see an advertisement for web design that uses irritating animation & colors, a poor quality untouched-up photo, & poorly planned layout. My last example of what NOT to do is http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com, which purposely shows overdone animation, non-descriptive links, text that's too small, other no-no's, & links to more poor quality pages.
Quality examples: http://www.virtualelpaso.com/weddings/elegant-penguin/ is an excellent web site. It has a clean, crisp, bright appearance, good organization, & the photos' faded edges help portray the effect of elegance. Another site I like is http://www.fuzzyfaces.com which loads quickly & has pleasant clean design.
Advantages of Web Advertising
Internet Terms to Know
Brief Internet History
|The computer network concept began early in the 1960's when the Department of Defense designed ARPANET for exchange of US military command & control research. By '69, several hosts were created & computers at Standford, UCLA, UCSB, & the University of Utah connected to ARPANET. This fast electronic means of communication, now called e-mail, became popular by the early 70's. In '74, ARPANET changed to TeleNet, a public commercial version. Newsgroups were introduced in '79. A common network language was developed in the mid '80's allowing corporations & clients to use the Internet for business. By '90, public Internet communications were common, & issues of privacy & security were raised. A programming team formed to address the first major malicious virus, the "Internet Worm." In '91, Hypertext language was developed allowing words, graphics, & photos to be posted on the Internet from all over the world! Mosiac was the first graphic-based browser created in '93. In '95, Java, a hi-capacity programming language, was created, & the National Science Foundation gave up their monopoly over the Internet, leaving it in commercial control. In only 30 years, the Internet grew to to include 10 million hosts & more than 40 million users. Today the Internet serves as a shopping mall, research library, post office, social club, & a place of business.|
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