Creating websites and blogs, by José Ángel Mirón, Elías Romero and Sergio Calo
SERGIO, ELÍAS AND JOSE ÁNGEL3º ESO-A
INDEX1. Introduction: How to create a website.2. The utility of a website.3. Different programs to create a website.4. How to create a blog.5. Differences between a website and a blog.
INTRODUCTION To create a website we only need a program where wecan put all that we want.
When we create websites, we have to use suitablespecial languages such as HyperText MarkupLanguage (HTML).
UTILITIES OF A WEBSITEThanks to the Web, both your business information, products and services may beavailable to more than 700 million people. It is estimated that this is the number ofInternet users (web, email and other services) worldwide.
DIFFERENT PROGRAMS TOCREATE A WEBSITE There are a lot of programes to create a website. Someare free, like www.paginawebgratis.es
There are other web maker services that offer you moreadvantages, but you have to pay for them. One of themis 1and1.
HOW TO CREATE A BLOG Creating a blog is easier than creating a website.
A well-known service to create blogs is blogger.com.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AWEBSITE AND A BLOG A blog is easier to make than a web and it is faster toupdate.
ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES FORDESIGNING WEBSITES Name or title Composition Colour combinations Visual impact Hyperlinks Contact details Organisation of pages
NAME OR TITLE It identifies the theme of the website. It represents part of the data used by search engineswhen a user searches for information related to thesubject of the site. In a browser, the name of a site always appears in thetitle bar.
COMPOSITION The contents of a website should be well balanced andeasy to view. Tables with rows and columns are a useful to presentinformation. Webpages should not be too long. If there is a lot of content, it should be organised overseveral pages.
COLOUR COMBINATIONS In some websites, it can be difficult to read the textbecause the colours of both the background and thefont have not been carefully chosen. This is particularly important if you decide to use animage as background. WHITE –BLACK RED –YELLOW BLUE-WHITEBLACK-WHITE GREEN-YELLOW BLUE –GREENRED – ORANGE GREEN-BLUE
VISUAL IMPACT Careful combinations of text formats and images isalso fundamental in designing websites . Moving images, known as gif animation and dynamictext, can be included. These elements can give a website more energy anddynamism.
HYPERLINKSHyperlinks are links that you can insert in words orimages.There are two types: External links to other related sites. Internal links to other parts of the same site.
CONTACT DETAILS It is not recommended to include personal details on awebsite. Links with users can be established by othermeans, for example a suggestion box.
ORGANISATION DETAILSTwo of the most common types of organisation detailsare: LINEAR: One page is linked to the next one, as in amagazine. HIERARCHICAL: Links to other webpages of interestare included on the main page.
CONCLUSIONS Websites have more advantages than blogs. With websites, you can promote businesses, provideproducts and many more things.