If you want to create and publish your own website on the internet, the first thing that you need to decide on is the type of website you want and the web design language that you want to use. Here are some web design languages being used by web design developers nowadays:
1.Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
Im sure you have heard of HTML coding before. HTML is the post popular web design language because its the easiest to use. You can basically type the syntax into a text editor (i.e. notepad); save it with an .html extension and you can instantly have a webpage. This is used for creating simple websites. If you want a more dynamic and
interactive page, you may need to look into using other web design languages.
2.Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)
This is an extremely popular, server-side scripting language that can be directly embedded into HTML coding. PHP can easily do anything that Common Gateway Interface (CGI) can do.
Using website templates is seen, by some people, as a short cut, a cop out or the action of a cheapskate. Presumably these detractors, when decorating their own homes, employ skilled artisans to create murals or stencilled designs, rather than lowering themselves to using mass produced wallpaper or standard paint colours. It may be a rather tortured analogy, but the reality is that as few companies require a custom-designed website as householders require hand-painted Chinese silk wallpaper. Large companies and those that are brand focused undoubtedly benefit from the kudos that a unique, high-impact website design brings. Similarly, companies which operate in the sphere of design, marketing or advertising tend to have custom websites as a showcase for their own creative talent. However, for the majority of businesses the pragmatic decision is to use a template to design a website and rely on graphic elements, together with a little design flair, to make the website their own.
So what are the advantages of using a web design template?
If you decide to create a website based on a template, you’ll have hundreds, or perhaps even thousands of suitable designs from which to choose. This degree of choice can appear overwhelming, but it’s easy enough to whittle this down to a shortlist from which to make the final selection. In contrast, if you opt for a custom designed website, you may be given the impression that you’re steering the design process, but in reality it’s the graphic or web designer that retains control over decision making.