The Basics of Internet

Now that exams are over and my first ever portfolio is completed, our school is eager to throw a new subject at us. Web design. Our next mandatory task is already up, and I’ll be making a menu for a restaurant, online. I can’t be more descriptive than that, because my knowledge is non existent about the subject. At least they are letting us start of easy by going through the basic of internet.

Below is the homework I had to post for this weeks lessons.

The global Internet consists of tens of thousands of interconnected networks run by service providers, individual companies, universities, governments, and others. It allows us to share information and communicate between individuals and their computers anywhere the possibility to be online is found.

HTML, short for HyperText Markup Language is in short a computer language which is devised to create websites.  Through a browser (firefox, internet explorer etc) , which works like a translator, we can understand it as a viewer, and some who have learned the codes which this language is made up of, can write it  to deliver us the information.

A browser is a program on your computer which allows you to visit websites. It allows you to look at and interact with all the information on the world wide web. Again, Google Chrome, Opera etc.

With all the information that is available, it can be useful to get some help finding exactly what we are looking for. Search engines are programs which help us search through documents for specified keywords so that in return we get a list of the documents where the keywords were found. Ex. Google, Bing..

20 BRIEFING QUESTIONS FOR A COSTUMER PRIOR TO DESIGNING A WEBPAGE02-gan-hosoya-1973-silence_900Gan Hosoya “Silence”

    1. What kind of visitors are you expecting on your website? (Consider their income, interests, gender and age.)
    2. If you have a current website, what would you like to keep?
    3. Do you have a current Logo, or will one need to be created?
    4. Who are your competitors and how do you differ from them?
    5. What does you competitor have on their website that you would like to have?
    6. Do you have a tagline or will one need to be created?
    7. What actions do you want visitors to take on the site?
    8. What is your deadline for completing the site? How big is the budget?.   
    9. What features should be used on your website? (This includes things like contact forms, pictures, videos, etc.)
    10. Can you give examples of sites that you like and explain what you like about them.
    11. Do you have any color preferences? What should the look and feel for the website be?
    12. Do you have images/illustrations for the website or will we need to find/create them for you?
    13. Does the site require to be mobile friendly?
    14. Do you need multi-language support?
    15. Does your current web host meet all the new website’s criteria?
    16. What sections or information need emphasizing on your webpage?
    17. Who will be the contact person for this project?
    18. What do you NOT want on your site in terms of text, content, color and graphic elements?
    19. How many pages (approximately) do you want your webpage to be?
    20. Who will be responsible for maintaining the website? Will the person have the time and skills to do so?  

I outlined 10 which I consider the ultimate questions.

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