Website Design & Development
A Website gives a digital web presence that enables content such as texts, images and videos to be displayed on the internet.
It is important to understand your requirement before you jump directly into the process of your Website Design & Development. Important things to ask yourself regarding your Website requirement :
1. Do you know what is a Domain Name?
2. Do you know about Web Hosting?
3. Do you know about Website maintenance? You might need after your website is up and running.
4. Do you know what relevant content you should display on your website?
5. Do you know about Payment Gateway and Shopping Cart if you need an eCommerce Website (sell your products online)?
If you don't have enough knowledge about these things, please continue reading and scroll down this page where I will explain you the most important basic details which are important to know before you get into the process of your Website Design & Development.
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Some basic terms you need to know about!
A Domain Name is your website name. It is the address where Internet users can access your website.
A Domain Name is used for finding and identifying computers on the Internet. Computers use IP addresses, which are a series of number. However, it is difficult for humans to remember strings of numbers. Because of this, domain names were developed and used to identify entities on the Internet rather than using IP addresses.
Web hosting is a service that allows organizations and individuals to post a website or web page onto the Internet.
A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed in the Internet.
Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers. When Internet users want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address or domain into their browser. Their computer will then connect to your server and your webpages will be delivered to them through the browser.
A Responsive Web Design is all about to automatically resize, hide, shrink or enlarge a website to make it look good on all devices (desktops, tablets and phones).
There is a need to update your website from time to time to keep up with your services, skills and products.
Website Maintenance is required when changes are needed in your website after the web hosting is done and your website is hosted on the server.
An eCommerce Website is an online store that allows you to take online payments for products or services.
With an ecommerce website you can add products or services into your shopping cart, and pay for them through the payment gateway.
A shopping cart is a software used in eCommerce that allows customers to shop on a website, creating a list of products they want to buy by adding them to the virtual cart. The customer can view the online shopping cart to see what products have been added to it, and can choose to add more products or remove them.
On checkout, the software calculates the total of the order, including shipping and handling, taxes and other parameters which the owner of the site has previously set. The shopping cart typically provides a means of collecting the shopper's payment information.
Payment gateway is a third-party between merchants(seller) and customers(buyer) that securely take the money from customers and send it to merchant's bank account.
Payment Gateway service automates the payment transaction between the shopper (buyer) and merchant (seller). It is generally a third-party service that is actually a system of computer processes that process, verify, and accept or decline credit card transactions on behalf of the merchant through secure Internet connections. The payment gateway infrastructure allows a merchant (seller) to accept credit, debit card and other form of electronic payments.
Some of the examples of payment gateway are InstaMojo, PayUMoney, Mobikwik, PayUBiz, Razorpay, PayPal, PayTM.
A blog is a regularly updated website or webpage, and can either be used for personal use or to fulfill a business need.
Unlike a website, a blog needs to be updated regularly, and allows you to engage with your site visitors.
A Landing Page is a separate web page created for marketing or advertising purpose and aims at getting visitors to take action. It’s a page that is created with the sole purpose of getting traffic.
Technically a landing page is any page of your website that a user lands on directly from a search result, marketing email, social media post or online advertisement, but it is typically a standalone page created for a specific campaign.
It is designed with a call to action (CTA), with the goal of converting leads (e.g. getting visitors to fill out a form, download an eBook, etc).