Home: this is the default section to access the site, the first thing a visitor sees. The company, its aims, its activities, its history, etc. are usually shown on the home. The home is similar to any other site section, the only difference is that you standardly access this section first and that it is the one introducing the company. Home should not be mistaken with site introduction: the home is part of the site, it is not before it.
Sections: sites are divided into sections. Each section shows a specific topic. The sites usually have between 5 and 9 sections, although they can be more or less. For the section to be appropriately divided, each of them should introduce a precise topic, it should not derive into a topic belonging to a different section and it should have a name allowing the user to easily recognize it (that is to say, a visitor perfectly knows in which section to find each thing and what a section has, according to its name). If you wish to mention something from another section, you can put a link moving the user from one section to the other.
Pictures: including pictures on a Web site is a complex task. Pictures need to be always quality ones so that they do not spoil the site design. Then, you should choose to have own pictures or pictures taken from the Internet. If you choose to have pictures of the company, of you and your partners, etc, you should hire a professional photographer or ask an amateur friend to make the captures. You can never use homemade bad quality pictures (although this often happens). If you cannot afford a professional photographer and you do not know anyone that can take pictures, you can get pictures on the Internet. The pictures you may use from the Internet must come from a pictures stock and never from an image search on a search engine. When you search for pictures in, let’s assume and almost get it right, Google, you are looking for images included in Web pages. That is to say, if you use some of these pictures, you will be using pictures from somebody else. In picture stocks, you can find professional quality pictures for free or very affordable prices.
Header: this is a Web site heading. There, you can find buttons, some contact information, the corporate Logo or just the header. All the designer’s energies are focused on the header, since it is the element having more design work. This is because it is the more visible portion of the site and the one that is always present. That means that the header is kept throughout the different site sections. Many times a picture with some design touches and text elements is used to create a site header.
Buttons: they are used to go from one section to the other. Each button has the name of the corresponding section. There is also lot of design work focused on the buttons. The designer always tries to create a novel and easy-to-use button. Adding effects to a site button is very common. For instance, it is very common that the buttons appear pressed when entering into the corresponding section or that they light up when sliding the mouse over them.
E-mail accounts: in order to have a Web site, it is necessary to have a domain under your name and a hosting. The domain is your Web site address (www.yourcompany.com) and the hosting is the space used on a computer called server that is permanently connected to the internet. Having these two things, you can set up different e-mail accounts with the name you want. For instance, firstname.lastname@example.org is always used for users' questions. You can set up as many accounts with the name as you want (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com). Both your site domain and hosting can be paid or free and they have an expiration date before which you need to renew your subscription. Free serves finance themselves by placing advertising on your Web site.
Form: forms have several uses. They are usually used for the contact section. Each part of the form that needs to be filled is called "field". You can include as many fields as you wish and make some or all of them mandatory. Mandatory fields are used for people to enter the data you need to answer their question. For instance, mandatory fields for a hotel reservation are usually the name, address, phone number, e-mail address and the number of people that are going to stay there. By putting as a mandatory field the number of people, the hotel makes sure that people do not forget to add this information to the question. Some forms use an authentication field. This field requires putting an alphanumeric code that you see next to it. This is used to prevent forms from being filled by computers.
Introduction: it is an animation usually made by a program called flash, that does not belong to the site but it is before it. We think it is unnecessary since it is usually an expensive item and mainly because nobody sees it but skips it or closes the page. It means that having an animation previous to the page view can be counterproductive.
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