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What Is A Web Template?
A website template is a ready-made HTML
layout for webmasters. Typically, webmasters need to
only edit the text and links in the HTML page, and they
can then have a website up and running in a very short
amount of time. Web templates make the creation of a
website easier and faster. Web templates are easy to
edit and customize using an HTML editor.
Examples of a web templates can be found
at Webmaster Templates - http://www.webmaster-templates.net
What Is A CSS File?
CSS stands for "Cascading Style Sheets",
and are used to control and manage font styles, font
sizes, and web site color combinations that are used
in a web page. In order to retain continuity of "look
and feel" throughout a website, all pages within a website
will often refer to a single CSS file. The CSS file
is typically contained in a separate file from the website,
and the various web pages retrieve the CSS file each
time a web page is displayed. CSS files make global
appearance changes easy -- a single change in a CSS
file will mean that any pages using that CSS file will
automatically display the changes.
What Is A Dreamweaver Template?
Dreamweaver Templates allow webmasters
to define "editable" and "non-editable" regions of a
webpage. The "non-editable" regions can only be edited
in the Dreamweaver Template. Any changes made to the
Dreamweaver Template update any HTML pages that use
What Is More Important -- Web Design
Web Design and SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
are not mutually exclusive. The best webmasters are
familiar with Search Engine Optimization techniques,
as well as Website and Graphical Design. It is difficult
to have a successful website if you neglect either SEO
or Design. The two are intricately woven, and really
must coexist to achieve website success.
How Much Does A Website Cost?
It depends on many variables. Custom
website design can range from $500-$2000 for a single
web template. The price varies, depending on the complexity
of the design. Webmasters can also use a stock web template,
which can cost as little as $10.00, or as much as several
hundreds of dollars. Some stock templates are available
for exclusive use, and exclusive designs tend to be
more expensive. Website content development and Search
Engine Optimization can be even more expensive, and
are ongoing expenses.
If A Website Is Designed In Dreamweaver,
Can I Edit It With Another HTML Editor?
Yes, most websites and designs can be
edited in any HTML editor.
What Is A WYSIWYG Editor?
WYSIWYG stands for "What You See Is
What You Get", so if you are using a WYSIWYG editor
to design and create your web page, you have a pretty
good idea of how the page will look in a web browser.
Think of Microsoft Word -- when you change a font, you
see the font change immediately in the MS Word document.
The same is true in a WYSIWYG Editor, in that you see
changes immediately within the editor itself, as opposed
to having to save the page and then separately load
and view it in a web browser.
Do You Have To Know HTML To Design
Knowing HTML is certainly helpful in website
design, especially when very minor tweaks and adjustments
are necessary, but it is not absolutely required for
website design. There are a number of WYSIWYG editors
and web templates available, which can assist new webmasters
with the design process. Using a web template and a
WYSIWYG editor, new webmasters are able to create a
web page by simply cutting and pasting content into
a web template.
What Does HTML Stand For?
HTML stands for "HyperText Markup
Language". HTML is the markup language that typically
resides behind the web page. Information related to
the website design is indicated by "tags". HTML is what
is considered a simple markup language.
What Is The Difference Between Dynamic
And Static Web Pages?
A "Dynamic" web page is one that is automatically
created "on the fly" as it is presented, while a "Static"
web page is pre-configured and not interactive. Dynamic
web pages will often pull information from somewhere
else before displaying the page, so the page content
is ever-changing. The information on a Dynamic webpage
often results from a database query, such as "search"
results. Another kind of Dynamic page simply pulls information
from another source, such as a web page that displays
an RSS feed -- it's "Dynamic" because the page content
changes each time the RSS feed is updated. The information
contained in a Static page is considered "flat", and
never changes until the webmaster re-codes it.
About the Author:
Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll http://www.feedforall.com
software for creating, editing, publishing RSS feeds
and podcasts. In addition Sharon manages marketing for
audio recording and editing software.
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