Before the world can see your Web site, you have to publish it on the world wide web. Although you can run your own web server, most people sign up with a web hosting service. Essentially, you rent server space from a web host for a monthly or annual fee, ranging from as little as […]Read More
What’s on your 404 Page?
In the rush to get a new site online, or to keep your current site up to date, it’s easy to forget little details, such as the 404 Page — the page is what your visitors see when they follow a broken link, type in a bad URL, or otherwise try to open a page […]Read More content strategy, mobile web design, web design
What’s the difference between web hosting and domain registration?
Domain registration and hosting are two separate services. Many companies offer both, but they are completely different services. Here’s a metaphor that may help you understand the difference (it confuses a lot of people): Think of a hosting company like an apartment you rent, a place where your web site can live. Think of the […]Read More web design, web hosting
Tracking web traffic: Google Analytics vs other traffic counters
Here are three traffic reporting services you can use on any web site. Get all the details with Google Analytics www.google.com/analytics Google Analytics is one of the best traffic counters on the web — and it’s free! You just add a little snippet of code to your Web pages, and Google tracsk your visitors, creating […]Read More dwcs3, dwcs4, dwcs5, dwcs6, web design, wordpress
Planning and Managing a Web Site: A Guide for Clients and Web Designers
Even if you’re feeling pressured to get a Web site online fast, you’ll save time in the long run if you take a little time to develop a plan first. The World Wide Web isn’t going anywhere. Even if you have to get your site online as quickly as possible, your goal should be to design a […]Read More content strategy, dwcs3, dwcs4, dwcs5, dwcs6, website
How to register a domain name (anyone can do it!)
The address for your Web site is called its domain name, or URL. It’s what visitors type into a web browser to find your Web site. When you register a domain name, you create an address for yourself on the World Wide Web. For example, this Web site has the domain name DigitalFamily.com. The www part of any […]Read More dwcs3, dwcs4, dwcs5, dwcs6, web design, web hosting, wordpress