Introduction: Website Design and Development

This page was last updated on the 21st of September, 2015 by Patrick Carpen.

Website Design and Development: An Introduction by Patrick Carpen.

Back in the good old days of pioneering the web, websites weren’t always that impressive; and building them weren’t so simple either. You had to hand-code line after line of strange characters to make sure your website does exactly what you wanted it to do.

And at the end of the day, there was only so much you could showcase, and so much you could do.

Then someone came up with the first “drag and drop” software. Things just weren’t the same after that. The growing need for websites gave rise to dozens of software companies rolling out their own web design software, to the point where the seasoned handcoder was left ultimately in the dark. Well, sort of.

Webhost companies and domain registration companies soon joined the goldrush. It turns out everyone needs a website, and the world keeps going more and more online everyday.

With the hundreds and thousands of web design and development tools and software being distributed all across the internet, and the world as a whole, the average user is left groping in the dark when it comes to choosing the best web design/development tools for his or her needs.

Needless to say, no matter how powerful drag and drop software gets in the world of webdesign, a solid foundation in the basic web development languages: html, css and javascript, will take you a far way.

What it boils to is this: how do you get on the straight and narrow path to becoming a competent web developer? The Answer can be found in my book “Build Your Website” by Patrick Carpen.

On this site, I will cover the following topics:

How to Master HTML

CSS

Javascript

PHP

Ruby On Rails

How to Register A Domain Name (Including how to choose a good domain name)

How to Host Your Domain Name (Including how to choose a good webhost)

WYSIWYG – What are your options

Why WordPress is the future of web development

How to Install WordPress On Your Domain Name

How to Start Creating Your First WordPress Powered Website

WordPress Themes: How to Choose The Best

Some Essential WordPress Plugins For Every Site (Must Have)

WordPress Plugins and What They Do

All About SEO

And More….

Keep reading and have fun.

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