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A Quick Guide to Website Development

Website development refers to all of the work that goes into making a website. Including everything from markup and coding to scripting, network configuration, and CMS development is covered. Web development encompasses all related development responsibilities, such as client-side scripting, server-side scripting, server and network security settings, eCommerce development, and content management system (CMS) development, in addition to web markup and code.

Why is Website Development Important? 

The internet isn’t going away anytime soon. In reality, it has evolved into the world’s principal portal for research, connection, education, and entertainment. In 2021, there were 4.66 billion internet users worldwide, accounting for more than half of the world’s population. Not only has the internet evolved in a social sense, but it is also now an online shopping centre where businesses can thrive. 

Let’s go over some web development fundamentals now that we’ve defined web development.

What is an IP Address?

You must know a website’s Internet Protocol (IP) address to access it. An IP address is a unique series of digits. To differentiate itself from the trillions of websites and devices linked to the Internet, each device has an IP address. You may also use your search browser to look for your device’s IP address by typing “what’s my IP address”. While an IP address can be used to reach a website, most Internet users prefer to utilise domain names or search engines.

What is an HTTP?

The HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) establishes a connection between you and your website request and the remote server that stores all website data. It’s a list of rules (a protocol) that governs how communications are conveyed across the Internet. It enables you to navigate between different site pages and websites.

While you type a website into your web browser or use a search engine, HTTP offers a foundation that allows the computer and server to communicate in the same language when sending and receiving requests and responses over the Internet. It acts as a translator between you and the Internet, reading your website request, reading the code sent from the server, and translating it into a website for you.

What is Coding? 

Coding is the process of using programming languages to create code for servers and applications. They are referred to as “languages” because they have the vocabulary and grammatical rules for talking with computers. Special commands, abbreviations, and punctuation that can only be understood by machines and programmes are also included.

What does Front-End Mean?

As an Internet user, you see and interact with the front end (or client side) of a website or software. Front-end coding languages allow a website to run without needing to constantly “connect” with the internet when information is transmitted from a server to a browser. Users can interact with a website by playing movies, expanding or minimising photos, highlighting text, and more using front-end code. Client-side development is done by web developers working on front-end coding.

What does Back-End Mean? 

When you use the Internet, you don’t see the back-end (or server-side). It’s the digital foundation, and it looks like a jumble of numbers, letters, and symbols to non-developers. Back-end coding languages outnumber front-end coding languages. Because browsers only comprehend HTML, CSS, and JavaScript on the front end, a server on the back end can be customised to understand almost any language.

What is a CMS? 

A content management system (CMS) is a programme or set of tools that allows you to produce and manage web content. While a CMS is not essential to create a website, it does make things easier. It gives you the building pieces (plugins and add-ons) and allows you to code the structure. CMSs are commonly used for e-commerce and blogging, although they may be used for any website.

Why Choose Be My Social for Your Website Design

Be My Social provides a wide range of marketing services for companies of all sizes. In Doncaster, this includes web design. Working with our text creation professionals, our website developers construct bespoke websites for our clients, ensuring that they are fully functional and optimised. Hire Be My Social today to explore how we can assist you in growing your business. Fill out our online form to learn more about our services or to request a quote. One of our staff members will contact you shortly to see how we can assist you. Alternatively, you can follow us on Instagram. Our social media agency staff keeps you up to date on how to boost your online presence regularly.

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