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What You Need To Build A New Website
Let’s use a “house” as an illustration
Domain Name (URL)
A Domain Name is the address of your website that people type in the browser URL bar to visit your website.
In simple terms, if your website was a house, then your Domain Name will be its address.
The Block of Land
Web hosting is the place where all the files of your website live. It is like the home of your website where it actually lives. All websites on the internet, need web hosting.
In simple terms, if the domain name was the address of your house, then Website Hosting is the actual land the address points to.
Domain names and web hosting are two different services. However, they work together to make websites possible.
WordPress is a Website Builder and CMS (Content Management System.) Today it powers more than 40% of all websites on the internet. WordPress is the software of choice to build websites, blogs, and stores to sell products online.
In simple terms, if your website was a house, then Website Development will be its timber structure.
Website Design refers to what the visitor sees. The appearance, for instance, relates to the colours, font, and images used. Layout refers to how information is structured and categorised. A good Website Design is easy to use, aesthetically pleasing, and suits the user group and brand of the website.
In simple terms, if your website was a house, then Website Design will be its paint, bench-top, flooring choice etc that give your house its character.
Some companies specialise in either Website Development or Website Design. We specialise in both!
The House Number
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
SEO is an acronym that stands for Search Engine Optimisation. It’s a strategy used to get more website traffic by ranking higher in search engines. There are no tricks to this. It’s simply about creating a website that has optimised code and formatting which makes it easy for search engines to find your website.
In simple terms, if your website was a house, then SEO will be its clearly identifiable house number.