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The following are Website Development Terms and Definitions:

content
Content refers to the text area within each page of your website. The term content doesn't include the website design element.

design
The Design of your website is the actual look and feel of your site. The "theme" which follows throughout your website from your Splash page (welcome page) to the website main pages. The colour scheme, the logo, the navigation can all be elements of the design that are consistent throughout your website. The design does not refer to the content of each page in the website.

domain name
The domain name can also be referred to as a website address , www address , web address , home page or URL. People use your domain name to type into the address line of their browser to get to your website. For example, the domain name of this website is www.promotingartists.com. A domain name will usually start with "www", although you do not need to type that in your address line to get to the website. However, every domain name has what is called an "extension" as well. That extension does have to be typed in properly to get to the website as more then one domain name can be registered, but only one registration for each extension. Another individual or company could therefore register the same name, but with a different extension, such as www.promotingartists.ca. There are many common domain name extensions such as .com, .net, .ca, .org, .tv, .cc etc. The most popular domain name extension is .com. It really doesn't matter on the search engines what your domain extension might be, it is the Internet Marketing that will create good rankings on the search engines that will make your site visible to the world.

How do you choose the best domain name for your business?
  • Try to keep it short! People will remember the name if it's not a long one.
  • Try to choose a domain name that is easy to remember, even if your business name isn't!
  • If your domain name is already taken, for example there might be another person or company name out there the same as yours. That is when the different extensions become very useful. So www.yourname.com might then become www.yourname.ca.
  • If possible, get your domain name first, then name your company. Company websites are so important now, it's better for you to keep both names consistent if you are able to.
  • If you can, allow your webmaster to register your domain name. PromotingArtists.com will do this registration for you as part of our complete service.
host
The Host Company is the location that stores the files that make up your website. All webites have to be hosted. Hosts are computers that are online 24 hours a day! They are dedicated to storing websites.

Internet
The Internet, also known as the "World Wide Web" is the collection of all of the computers that are "online" connected together.

live
Once your website is complete and online we refer to it as live. That means it is then accessible for viewing to anyone on the internet. While we develop your website, we do it offline, therefore it can not be viewed by anyone on the internet during the development stages.

website
A website is the completed product consisting of a domain name, the design element and the content of each page. It is the entire collection of pages and images.





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