Technologies and devices
Style may refer to: design, the process of creating something, fashion, a prevailing mode of expression, e.g., clothing and many other things. Here manly concentrate on activities which make humans more attractive and environment where they live more pleasant and comfortable.
A web search engine is designed to search for information on the World Wide Web (WWW). (By the way, there are other networksoperating on the Internet). The search results are usually presented in a list of results and are commonly called hits. The information may consist of web pages, images, information and other types of files. Some search engines also mine data available in databases or open directories. Unlike Web directories (Yahoo.com) , which are maintained by human editors, search engines operate algorithmically or are a mixture of algorithmic and human input.
In fact there are two technologies the search engines operate:
1. Information seekers could browse the directory which is prepared by humans.
2. Keyword-based search. This requires keeping of full-text copies of web pages on the providers' servers. This form relies much more heavily on the computer itself to do the bulk of the work.
When a user enters a query into a search engine relevant field (typically by using key words), the engine examines its index (result of analytical computer-work upon full-text documents collected by search engine Web crawler) and provides a listing of best-matching web pages according to its criteria, usually with a short summary containing the document's title and sometimes parts of the text.
It is easy to understand, that you will get desirable results depending on two factors:
1. Effectiveness of algorithms the programmers of search engine company use to satisfy users' request.
2. Skills, knowledge and sharpness users compile the "search query" and change it to reach desirable result. It is not so easy as some people used to think and so called boolean operators AND, OR and NOT to further specify the search query.
Anyway, there are three leader in search engine business - Google, Yahoo! Search, Bing and Baidu. More statistics is here (does not work in Opera)
Free on the web
The greatness and the importance of the Internet to people is that it provides a wealth of free resources for learning, entertainment and communication. Some of these resources are free (or conditionally free) and are available in a status of their owners, some of the resources available when using P2P technology (for instance torrent technology) and are not legally free. And a significant part of the so-called free resources are in fact "pirated" or simply are illegally used.
The most popular resources on the Internet are e-mail, instant messengers (such as Skype etc.), search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.), social networks (Facebook etc.), on-line games, e-commerce and distance learning web-sites.
When we are talking about computers that we or our children use at home and at work, the first thing we are interested in is how to buy the computer or device that will best meet our needs. Since the needs of all people are different, then the necessary and sufficient parameters of the computer we need are also different. In addition we will be interested what programs need to be installed on a computer in the way to minimize the associated costs. A very important factor is the protection of our computer and data from hackers.
Electronic business or Electronic commerce commonly referred to as "eBusiness", "e-business", “e-commerce” or “eCommerce” means implementation of information and communication technologies (ICT) in support of product's or service's selling or exchange activities of business. E-commerce focuses on the use of ICT to enable the external activities and relationships of the business with individuals, groups and other businesses.
Web-design is the skill of creating presentations of content (usually hypertext or hypermedia) that is delivered to users through the World Wide Web (WWW), by way of a web-browser or other web-enabled software like Internet television clients, blogging clients and RSS readers.
Web design is creation of collection of electronic files that are deployed on a web server/servers and present content and interactive features/interfaces to the end user in form of Web pages once requested. Such elements as text, images (GIFs, JPEGs) and forms can be placed on the page using HTML/XHTML/XML tags. Displaying more complex media (vector graphics, animations, videos, sounds) requires plug-ins such as Adobe Flash, QuickTime, Java run-time environment, etc. Plug-ins are also embedded into web page by using HTML/XHTML tags.
Typically web pages are classified as static or dynamic.
Static pages don’t change content and layout with every request unless a human (web master/programmer) manually updates the page. A simple HTML page is an example of static content.
Dynamic pages adapt their content and/or appearance depending on end-user’s input/interaction or changes in the computing environment (user, time, database modifications, etc.) Dynamic content is often compiled on the server utilizing server-side scripting languages (Perl, PHP, ASP, JSP, ColdFusion, etc.). Both approaches are usually used in complex applications.
For ordinary Internet users actually there two way to create a personal web-site – free or cheap Internet resources which offer pre-designed web-pages which requires entering just simple information which configures personal web-site. Here is an example of that kind of service.
Another approach is more complex and requires purchasing of a domain name (about USD 10 per year) and hosting services (free or about 30 – 100 USD per year) to deploy web-site files on a server. Then you should choose the web-site Content Management System (CMS) which could be also free. For instance for this web-site I use Joomla!
In this section I will try with your involvement to give you some advise and examples on ho to create successful personal web-site.