What Makes a Good Website?

Since I’ve been told I need to create my own webpage and blog, I’ve been wondering what makes a good website. The elements I can think of are contents, structure, design and popularity. However, even with knowing that angel I need to be working on, things are still harder to be done than talked. Some people may point out that the new generation spends most of our time online. By browsing all those websites where we spend the time, we should pick up some tricks along the time. Thus, we should be quite familiar with what makes a good website. Well, that is not true.

Unlike the websites I usually visit, my webpage is small in size and the contents are limited in certain topics. Also, unlike those corporations, I do not have unlimited resource, man power and time to make my website perfect. My knowledge about those successful websites is quite useless in my current situation.

Because I have assigned topics for the contents, I cannot simply post whatever attracts people’s attention on my website. Therefore, goes bye-bye popularity. Two out four elements which makes a good website are limited for me to make any alteration. In order to make my website outstanding, I have to put more efforts on the structure and design of the website. Each page in my website should have an eye-catching layout. The colors I use should also be well designed. Of course, all of these efforts won’t do much work if I cannot write the required content in a professional way.

So, under my situation, what makes a good website? Due do the primary purpose of creating this website which is to practice our skills and finish the course with flying color, and the limited contents, popularity is not going to be an important element anymore. However, the effort can still be shown in the design and structure id the webpage. Also behind the words I post, is my true thoughts and opinion. If more people share the same a point of view with me, I just may end up keep posting new articles.

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Data Management


Till today I still don’t understand why Apple is still selling 16G iPhones. It was completely a disaster when I mistakenly brought a 16G iPhone5S. After two month the most frequent notification from the system is shortage of memory. During that time, data management is mostly important to me.

Today, every file, every document and every software need more memory from our electronic devices. With new technology development being done every day, pictures are more detailed, audios are clearer, videos have better quality than ever and software we use are more functional and powerful. However, all of these advance changes requires much bigger memory than ever as well. The example of my 16G iPhone5s is more than hard lesson for this situation. For starter, my music alone took 5G out of the device and the system itself needed almost 2G. That is half of the memory capacity gone in a hear beat. Therefore, I was forced to manage my data.

For most people, cell phones are not the only device need to be managed for data. Computers data management is exhausting as well. The way I use to manage my data is to store my files separately on different devices and hardware. Computers on today’s market normally have memory under 1TB so dose laptops. In order to manage the data, other hardware is needed for additional storage. For computers with a mainframe, external storage hard drive can installed to increase the capacity of memory. Therefore, people can organize and manage their files in order. Personally, I use portable storage hard drives to maintain my data. I have three hard drives with capacities of 500G, 1TB and 1.5TB. The 500G hard drive is almost full and the rest two are half full.

Besides hardware people can use to manage data, there are some software people can install on their electronic devices to help their management. Going online always left a huge amount of temper data in the memory. When we watch a video on YouTube or view some online documents, the system automatically save the data on our devices. Some software is designed to eliminate those temper data out of the system and clean out more memory storage for people to use.

I wonder that do others do to manage the massive data from today’s technology. Leave some comments and let me know.

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The Use of Web page

Because it is too easy for people to register a domain name and have their own web page, people may wonder, what we use the web page for.

Statistically, until March 31th, 2016, there are totally 80655993 websites I the word and in the month of March alone, the number increased by 3.1 million. So, what do people use of all those websites for?

In my point of view, there are two main categories of websites due to their different purpose. The most common type of web pages is to share information. By sharing information, I am not only referring news webs or personal blogs. Indeed, those news websites share a lot of current news and personal blogs share details of people’s life, but there are other websites should be count as informational websites. For example, most of companies of today have their website, some of them maybe just simple introduction of their business and some maybe more complex about their contents. Also, all the advertisement websites should be counted and all other kind of websites share information to people. Another brunch of websites is functional webs, such as PayPal, Amazon and eBay. All those websites have their own functional purpose, some them provide banking service and some of them are trading platform. For places where people often find difficult to park cars, there are websites people can book and pay their parking spot in advance. Not to mention there are so many websites for hotel, fight, and travel plan reservation. We have to admit nowadays people have used the advantage of internet in every way in life to make it easy.

However, the purpose of my personal website is quite different than those two categories I just mentioned. Although, through the things I posted people can gain information but in my perspective the true purpose of establish this web page is to practice my skills and learn more from the process.

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How to Register a Domain Name

Nowadays, the most common way to gain information is internet, and most information has to be organized within different web pages. A domain name is one of the most crucial elements for every web page. The domain name is the address of the web page, and through the domain name is the most direct way for people to visit the web page. During the earlier time of internet development, people invest their money into domain names which will be popular in the future. Then, those people sell the domain names to people who are interested in those domain names. Although, people used to gain big fortune through dealing domain names, now people can register a domain name within minutes.

Back in the days, people who want to register a domain name need to submit application forms to certain agency which may cost a large amount of time and energy. In addition, people need to prepare their own serve and data base. However, thanks to the technology development we made in the last decade, all of those cumbersome process can be spread. Today, people do not need to go through any inspections or submit any forms of application. Either do us need to prepare our own serves or data base, because there are companies provide all those services for us.

It is easy to register a domain name through internet today. There are countless websites can do that. Those websites do not only allow us to register a domain name but also provide users to use their serves data bases by sharing. Some famous websites where people can register a domain name are Word press, The Web.com, eHost.com and Ipage.com. All we have to do is to apply a domain name of your choice by using our emails. Most of these websites provide free service and even some people want to make their website or blog fancier, it won’t cost more 20 dollars to do so.

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