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Web Development

Web hosting: the activity or business of providing storage space and access for websites.   Think of a web hosting provider as a property owner and yourself as a business owner looking for retail space for your website. The web hosting provider would rent out or sell you the space that you need for your website, just like a property owner would rent out a store front for a retailer.   Now let’s apply the “One Size Does...
Global Top Level Domains
Domain registry upstart, Donuts, announced that they will be releasing 7 new global top level domains (gTLDs) today (Wednesday, January 29, 2014) and that we can expect even more to be released to the public by the end of the year.   What is a Top Level Domain? Instead of the classic .COM, .NET, and .ORG, your online venture can purchase a domain suited to your trade, for example the ones that will be released this week...
Remember the story about the Three Little Pigs? One little pig built his house out of straw, one little pig built his house out of sticks, and one little pig built his house out of brick. We all know how this story goes so where am I going with this? Well, when you are building a website, you can build a site out of 'straw' or 'wood' or 'brick'. Which one are you going to do?   A 'Straw' Website"The first little pig...
Adaptive VS Responsive
Previously web designers and developers would create a separate, watered-down mobile version of a site specifically for smart phone users. However, with the constantly changing screen sizes of mobile devices, we are now moving away from the m-dot sites of yesterday and moving ahead with a one-site approach. The one-site approach is exactly what it sounds like: one website that works on ALL mobile devices. Not only will...
Responsive Design vs. Mobile Redirect
"Why do I have to choose between Responsive Design and Mobile Redirect?" one might ask. Responsive design and mobile redirect are two different versions of the same thing (basically). If you have a smartphone, tablet, and desktop computer all open to the same website at the same time with responsive design, the site will look different on each device. The site will condense, responding to the size of the screen. If you...