Surity Web Design
Updating  
For customers who prefer to update their website themselves, it is possible to gain access to your pages.

Dependent upon the level of access you require, this can be accomplished through simple FTP access, database access or design access through Macromedia Contribute*.

This allows you to update your site without intervention. Training is provided where requested.

* A copy of Macromedia Contribute is required.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forms
A form is a webpage that requests a web user to enter information.

They allow you to collect categorised information in a consistent format from people visiting your site.

The information collected can be emailed, stored in a database, printed or re-displayed back to the web user.

Forms can be used for online catelogs, surveys, or requests for information.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Security
Websites that sell goods online or interact with customers by taking personal information need extra security.

This is managed on the internet by a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) which was developed for transmitting private documents over the Internet.

By convention, websites that require an SSL connection start with https: instead of http:.

Letting your customers know that you have SSL protection gives your site credibility and may encourage customers to deal with you in confidence.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Flash  

Flash provides a method to liven your website with animations.

Flash can also be used to produce full websites, graphic illustrations, and simple interactivity.

Due to increasing broadband speeds, including animation has become more popular.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandwidth  

In relation to hosting your website, this is the measure of the amount of data that can travel to and from your site.

For example, the starter hosting plan limits the bandwidth to 1 gigabytes per month, which means 1,000,000,000 bytes of information is allowed.

For small websites this will generally be ample, and because the traffic is monitored regularly, you will be alerted before the limit is reached.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FTP  

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and is a very common method of moving files between two locations.

FTP is a way to login to your Internet site for the purposes of retrieving and/or sending files.

It is especially useful for moving large files rather than burning files to DVD or CD.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Email  

Your website comes provided with email addresses.

All email addresses finish with your domain name and can be prefixed with any text, for example, sales@yoursite.com, or enquiries@yoursite.com.

Once setup, emails can be forwarded to another email address, such as your personal email, or can be viewed online any where in the World.

Anti Spam and Anti Virus filtering comes as standard.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Browsers  

Short for Web Browser, a software application used to locate and display Web pages.

Popular browsers are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator and Firefox.

These are graphical browsers, which means that they can display graphics as well as text.

In addition, most modern browsers can present multimedia information, including sound and video, though they require plug-ins for some formats.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Statistics  

Web Statistics Software is used to track the number of visitors to your website.

This includes information such as hits, page views, bandwidth used, countries visiting and other useful information.

Your statistics are captured automatically and provided monthly as part of your hosting fee.

Customised statistics can also be integrated into your website and delivered in a variety of ways.

Here is a sample report.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Search  

Internet search engines help web users find web pages on a given subject.

Some example search engines are Google, AltaVista, Yahoo, MSN and Ask.

Each search engine maintains a list of web sites and use programs to collect information about your site.

Registering your website with the major search engines ensures your website is listed.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hosting  

Your web site or web page(s) are hosted, or stored, on a computer.

They are permanently connected to the Internet so that it can be seen by anyone at any time.

Your website can be hosted in any country.

Hosting companies offer varying amounts of web space, transfer limits and special features.

It is important that a hosting company offers security from mal practices, and good failsafe procedures that ensure your site remains active.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Domain  

A Domain Name is your unique address on the internet.

A domain name can be up to 67 characters in length and must be unique, i.e. no-one else is using that name.

Domain names are separated into two or more parts, some examples are, yoursite.com, yoursite.co.nz, yoursite.net.

There is a protocol to deciding the suffix, i.e. .com represents commercial sites, .edu represents educational sites, etc.

You can check if your domain name by searching online or via the Domain Name Commission website in New Zealand.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Website  

A website is your window to the world.

A website consists of a group of inter-linked pages which are stored on a computer connected to World Wide Web.

Each website has a unique web address, known as the Domain Name.

Web users access the internet through a browser which displays a website when a web address is entered.

Website pages are hosted by companies who provide web space.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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