Monday, February 8, 2010

What is meant by web hosting?

So what is web hosting, why do I need it and why should I pay for it? Well, to get your web page viewed across the internet you need somewhere to host it for you; a web host. A web host is basically a company that has computer servers constantly hooked up to the internet all day, everyday. It is on these servers where all the files for your website are stored.

So when your next customer types in your web address, their web browser sends out a request to get these files from your web host and view them in the way that they have been arranged by your web developer.

The cost of hosting (normally a monthly or annual charge) goes to the web host companies that store these web files and pages towards their set up, maintenance and configuration costs.

For further clarification, please ask.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

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Writing for websites

When people view websites they normally haven't got time to scroll through acres of text. You need to find a way that allows this information to be delivered quickly, look interesting and with absolute clarity. To achieve this:

  • Try and keep the sentences fairly short and no more than 20 words long
  • Paragraphs should not exceed five lines, based on a line width of 8 to 10 words long
  • Paragraphs should be interspersed by short subheadings every couple of inches down the page
  • Pages on your website should not be any longer than a printable A4 page
  • Make good use of the white space - don't fill the urge to fill every available square inch
  • Use bulleted and numbered lists wherever possible
  • Add spice, imagination and excitement to the copy

Remember web users don't have the patience and will only read 20 - 25% of the text on the page. The less you have on there the more they will read!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

CustardFace | Simple, Affordable, Web Design

Custardface is going really well at the moment, if anyone would like a website then please get in touch!

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