Topic 13 - Web Software

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Web Browser Software
A program that allows access to webpages stored on the internet. Examples of web browsers include: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Opera etc.
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Browser Software
Used to search for and view websites
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Web Development Software
Used to create webpages/websites
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Features of Web Browser Software
-Can access a webpage using an URL -Can perform key word searches -Can follow links -Can use a series of menus on websites
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House Style
Websites need to convey an image that reflects the organization. It needs to fit in with other material produced by the organization such as brochures, business cards, adverts etc.
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Audience
You always need to know who your main audience will be and tailor the content, look and navigation to suit them
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Size
You need to consider the number of pages. Remember that websites often start small but begin to grow rapidly as they become popular
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Techniques Used
There is a huge difference between a website for a large company produced by professional website designers and a personal website produced by someone with few design and technical skills
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Discuss what needs to be considered when designing or creating a new website.
House Style, Audience, Size and Techniques Used
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Interactive features
Games, Questionnaire, Quizzes, Emails, Online forms etc.
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Master Pages and Templates
These supply a structure for creating web pages that will follow a certain style
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Home Page
The main page of a website and the most important page
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Site Navigation
How easy it is to move around a website with the minimum number of clicks
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Hyperlinks
Allow you to jump from one part of a website to another of even to a completely different website
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Hotspots
These are an image or piece of text used as a link on a webpage
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Rollover Buttons/Images
A section that changes its appearance when a cursor is moved over it
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Bookmarks/Favourites
Used to keep a record of interesting webpages you come across when browsing
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Anchor Links
If a webpage is long, this allows you to jump to a certain section of the page
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Leaderboards and Banners
An area on a website that displays adverts
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HTML
HyperText Markup Language - Used for making websites - Used to specify the layout and structure of a webpage, using what are known as 'tags'
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Hosting of Websites
A website is a computer that contains the information that users of the internet can access using their web browser. A web server needs to be permanently connected to the internet so that all users are able to access the information
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Uploading Times
The time it takes to take a website that has been produced on a computer and then transfer it over a network to a web server.
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Uploading Times Depend on....
-The resolution of any images used -Animations or movies used -The number of webpages on the website -The complexity of the design -The amount of content on the webpage
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Advantages of Webpages and Webpage Features
-Enables anyone who has access to the internet to be able to access the information -Uses multimedia features to make the site interesting
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Disadvantages of Webpages and Webpage Features
-Some features such as Flash movies can take time to load and this can put off users from using the site -People who do not have access to the internet are at a huge disadvantage -Some of the features need fast broadband
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Used to search for and view websites

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Browser Software

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Used to create webpages/websites

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-Can access a webpage using an URL -Can perform key word searches -Can follow links -Can use a series of menus on websites

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Websites need to convey an image that reflects the organization. It needs to fit in with other material produced by the organization such as brochures, business cards, adverts etc.

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