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Posted by: Amber.Hecht11/26/2008 4:50 PM
You already know that having your website development done professionally is a good idea. But nonetheless, you’re probably wondering, “what does all of that stuff mean?” HTML and Web jargon are often misunderstood. Therefore, it’s a good idea to get a basic understanding of what your Web developer will be talking about when you discuss your upcoming project. Read on to learn more about some of the common phrases and terms used when developing a website.

First of all, you’ll probably hear the term browser. An Internet browser is designed to interpret HTML codes. HTML codes are a programmed language that is used solely on the Internet. These codes are then translated into words and graphics so that they make sense when viewing a webpage. One example of an Internet browser is Microsoft Internet Explorer. Currently, Internet Explorer controls about 80 percent of the browsing market.Two phrases you may already be familiar with our cable and DSL. Cable and DSL both refer to connection methods. Not very many people use a dial-up connection to the Internet anymore. Why? Because both cable and DSL are much faster.

The term database is another word that gets thrown around often. In reality, a database is simply a file. Granted, it’s a file that contains lots of information in a specialized format for quick access, but nonetheless, it’s just file and not very complicated.

You may also hear the phrase DNS. DNS stands for domain name server. Your DNS is a computer that’s used by your ISP, or Internet service provider, to store the database of IP addresses you’ve accessed from your computer. Basically, if you type a particular domain name into your web browser, your Internet service provider will consult your DNS database in order to translate the name into an appropriate IP address.Your domain name specific name is assigned to your IP address. Typically, a domain name is the name of your business, or your personal website. Depending upon your web hosting service, you may notice that your web host’s name appears before your name in the HTTP area of your computer. Unfortunately, this is a detriment to companies seeking to gain a competitive edge. When developing your website, try to avoid this at all costs.

These are just a few of the terms you’ll hear during the process of having your website developed. Again, remember it’s important to have your website developed by professional. If you don’t know anything about HTML coding and other proponents of web design, but the professionals handle your web design. Professional web design will ensure work your domain name is at the top of the search list in no time!
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