Using the internet has been a part of our daily living. From gaining information to almost everything that’s part of our routine, web browsers have been our ultimate source of convenience. But have you wondered the vast dynamics of the web that makes it possible to function that way? In this article, we are going to share with you some aspects of web development that can provide you some understanding of it.
Basic Matters about a Web
The web is the various electronic pages that are possible to be viewed and navigated through the presence of web browsers in the computer that are accessible through the Internet.
Whenever a website is typed in the browser, here’s what happens:
The browser will proceed to the Domain Name Servers (DNS) and starts to find the address of the requested website’s server.
The browser will send a HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to the server to seek permission to copy the website to the service of the client or its available device. The exchange of messages between the client and the server (or the computers that stores the web pages and other information) are made through the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), the one that outlines how the data sent should move through the web.
The server sends a “200 OK” message if the server approves the request. When this happens, you are allowed to see the website. Otherwise, a different response code like “404 Not Found” will be received.
Portions of the website will be accumulated by the browser into a full web and will be displayed.
Other Important Components of Web
The dynamics of a website is just like us human beings. Certain parts are needed and essential for their role in the entire web system. Some of these are the following:
Hypertext Markup Language or HTML is the structural content of the web page.
Cascading Style Sheets serves as the physical attributes of the web page. It is the visual representation of any website.
Web Design and its Importance to the Site
Most of the time, the importance of having a presentable design especially in the process of developing the site is often neglected. Despite the presence of front-end development or those that adjust to the gap in the design and back-end development, it is still essential to learn some things about the areas of web design.
These pertain to the visible aspects of design like the color, texture, spaces, and topography. These features have the responsibility of creating the website’s branding, and this is essential because this serves as the identity of the website.
It is in-charge in ensuring that the experience and navigation of the website will be enjoyed and maximized by potential users. It ensures the website’s accountability, usability, and stable interactions.
Since the users’ needs and preferences are needed to ensure the success of the website, UX Research is in-charge of studying the users and what they want and need to create a website design that can meet their requirements.
Contribution by Kevin Sutter from Aplusdigital.ca ( https://aplusdigital.ca )