A website is a set of information containing video, text, images, audio etc. that is appropriate for World Wide Web. It is hosted on a web server that is available by means of network (internet, local area network) through a Uniform Resource Locator. Each set of information, generally written in plain text with formatting commands of HTML and XHTML is known as a webpage of a website and is transported with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). The pages of a website can be accessed from a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) called the web address.
History of Website
Tim Berners-Lee created World Wide Web (WWW) in 1990. He developed all the necessary tools required for a working Web. These included the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) 0.9, the HyperText Markup Language (HTML), the first Web browser, HTTP server software, web server and the Web pages.
Websites usually include the following features:
- Multiple domain names
- Scrolling area
- Password security
- Online statistics
- Variation of menu styles
- Icon of Favorites
Creating a Website
Creation of a website works in three basic steps that start with registering a domain name, then signing up for web hosting and lastly, creating your site.
Following features can help a website to be perfect:
An eye catching design that is balanced between something simple and flashy. This enables a user to stay on your website for a longer period of time.
A simple interface can attract a lot of visitors since that pleases them while surfing.
Provide all the valid and basic content that a visitor may expect to find on your page.
Give an option (email, telephone number, link leading to a special contact form etc) to website users to contact you to connect with them. This makes your website look responsible.
If your website is loaded with quite pertinent and useful information, it is always advisable to give a search option for convenience.
Keep your sign up or register button visible enough for the user to find it easy to subscribe.
Help save the user’s time by providing a sitemap.
Work on the web browser compatibility for all the browsers and not specifically one or two of them. This can increase website visits.
Imagery always works positively for a website. Keep proper (not pixilated or too large) images.
Statistics and analytics feature helps in examining how popular a certain web existence is and what aspects should be enhanced.
Types of Websites
Most famous types of websites include: dating, corporate, humor, information, religious, personal, review and social networking etc.
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