A web developer is the one who specializes in developing websites (or apps) that run through Hypertext Transfer Protocol (http). The following are some of the technological issues that a web developer has to be reasonably acquainted with, to create virtual real estate online (VRE):
What is an app?
This term is short for ‘application’ – a program that can run on a person’s computer or mobile phone, that allows the user to manipulate data in a customized way. There are even apps that allow users to create their very own app for free (open-source code). Apps can be anything (a video game, store locator, number cruncher, etc).
What is HTML?
HTML is an abbreviation for Hypertext Markup Language. This protocol is used to format and display documents on the World Wide Web. It is also the means by which websites connect to one another – using links. When you go to a website and it has a line of text that says ‘click here’; once you click it, you are taken to another website – this is the work of HTML: Using hypertext markup language to transfer you to other related site.
What is C++
C++ is programming is an object oriented language used to create programs like Windows, CGI and is even used in NASA’s robotic space missions. Object oriented programming involves code (a program that gives the computer a set of instructions) that can be used by itself or in conjunction with other pieces of code; C++ has pre-made lines of code a user could choose from (C++ library); but C++ also allows the user to create their own code/library. C++ is used by many credit card companies & credit bureaus that have massive databases of peoples’ personal financial information. As with all forms of code, glitches & mistakes tend to happen (often) – go to www.deletingdisputes.com/remove/quick to see what happens when computers fail to managed financial data properly.
What is word press?
WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) that allows the user to create content online (websites), without having to know a line of code. WordPress also allows you to use plugins (miniature programs) that further enhance your website, in terms of appearance or more functional capabilities (like email, social media, opt-in pages, etc.).
What is Linux?
It is one of the world’s most popular operating system (OS) when it comes to open source code. To put is simply: Linux makes sure the software & hardware of a device, communicates with each other – to work successfully. Because of its efficiency & reliability, it is used in a myriad of devices (smartphones, freezers, tv accessories etc.).
What is a blog?
Initially called a We(b) (Log)…now ‘blog’ for short, a blog is a website showcasing a discussion of informational key points, usually done by one person – but this can also be done by a small group or even a large number of people. Once a post is published online, visitors are free to read it, and lob acidic comments at the author(s), till their heart’s content. : )
What is PHP?
With HTML, when a user interacts with a web page, the content of the web pages remains the same, regardless of the information the user has submitted. PHP, on the other hand, is a scripting language (code) that allows web pages to be more dynamic, meaning, the web page changes based on the user’s input – making the web page more interactive. Sites that request financial information, or prompts the user to take a survey (to give you an assessment based on the answers submitted) are perfect examples of sites that use PHP script/code.
What is social media?
Social media is a web platform that allows people to socially interact. Skype, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, GoToMeeting are examples of social media platforms that allow people to teleconference, post comments, post videos, post pictures…post anything of personal relevance – and share it with others, online.
What is Search Engine Optimization?
It is the process that maximizes the number of visitors to a specific website, and ensures that the website is ranked high on the listing results of a particular search engine. The more visitors a website receives , the higher it will rank will be.
What is E-commerce?
It is also known as electronic commerce or simply e-commerce. Through the use of the internet, users participate in a trading system that allows them perform transactions online or trading goods & services online. Examples of e-commerce sites are Ebay, Paypal, Target or Amazon; people can send money, buy food, purchase niche-related goods or just -flat out- buy whatever is for sale online (as it faster & easier). It should be mentioned that, to the uninitiated, the convenience of comfortably shopping online (while at home) can cause one to overlook online predators looking to access an unsuspecting shopper’s financial information. Anyone who fell prey to lurking online predators that ran up charges on their credit card, can get a transunion dispute to have the charges removed from their credit report.
What is RSS (Really Simple Syndication)?
This site publishing feature allows the latest content of a website to be sent out to all who subscribed. To those with millions of subscribers, this feature can spark trending topics.
What is CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)?
Its primary function is to add style to the presentation of a documents (color, spacing, fonts), thus, making the content more readable and accessible.
What is Joomla?
This is an open-source content management property (like wordpress) that is also used to publish web content.
How do you build a website?
First you need a domain, like www.mywebsite.com. Then you need a web host, a place where you can house the site, so it can have a site address. When you connect the domain to the web host’s name server, your site is live, with a web address online. You can then use a content management system, like wordpress or you can upload content via FTP (file transfer protocol) – Filezilla is one of the most easy FTP programs to use.
What is outsourcing
When a simple task of a job (writing an article, building a website, etc) is too tedious or demands the kind of time that would be better spent elsewhere – paying someone else to do this simple task is called, outsourcing. One must take special care to delegate wisely, because incompetence can become very time consuming (because you can still end up doing the simple task, yourself) , and it can also become very costly (because you have to spend more money to get the job done correctly). Entrepreneurs who fail early and end up in debt because of the overwhelming financial expense of incompetence, can learn how to do financial damage control using an equifax inquiry.
Those who make it a point to acquaint themselves with the aforementioned topics, are off to a great start to becoming a web developer.