This week the class lectures and videos focused on the basics of web design and the elements behind a web page. The lynda.com lectures went over the basics of web design (front end development) and the process of designing, and dreamweaver as a web site creator and manager.
Web Design Concepts of note:
-The web is a series of interactions between clients (browsers, mobile devices, chat) and servers (deliver content via FTP, mail, DB, name server).
-Browser (url) –> DNS (locates host & requests content)–> PHP (hosting server)–translates/renders–> Browser
-http(protocol/tells type)://www(subdomain).lynda(domain name).com(top-level domain)/(path/port)
-FTP(large files), SMTP(sends mail) v. POP(receives mail), RTP(videos,audio)
-http: stateless nature
<head>look and function, not visuals, better but not necessary
<body>visual, set in order, appearance
Dreamweaver Concepts of note:
-Create and manage not just pages, but web sites
-need to care and understand HTML and CSS
-label assets: _assets to separate from folders
-don’t use spaces, shorten names, no special characters or punctuation, avoid uppercase, be consistent between .htm and .html
Web sites of note: