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Introduction to Websites

A website is a collection of interconnected, associated webpages that all work together to provide resources and information. A website is like a virtual basecamp – it is the hub where you can explore, discover and share information. From blogs to eCommerce stores, websites can host all kinds of content.


What is website design and development?

Web design and development is the process by which websites are built. Web design decides what a website looks like (the aesthetics), and web development dictates how it works (the functionality). In common usage though, non-technical people often use the term “web design” to refer to the entire process.

Is a website a piece of software?

A website may make use of software for it to run, but websites are generally not considered to be software, even though some websites may contain ‘web apps’, which are basically pieces of software that run in a web browser.

Web designers and developers may also make use of specific software programs to build websites.

Do I need a website for my small business?

How important is a good website for a business?

In general, yes, a website can be an important tool for a business to provide information or find new customers. There are a few businesses that do not have websites, but most serious businesses nowadays have their own websites. Studies show that 71% of consumers trust a business less if it doesn’t have a professional website (source).

Is it worth having a personal website?

If you want to present yourself in the best light to people who might be looking for you, including suppliers, recruiters, potential customers, or even journalists, having a website is a good idea.

How do I create my own website?

There are two main approaches through which you can get a website. The first is the DIY approach, where you manage all the technical stuff yourself (or have your own team do it), and design your website yourself. This is what most website-builder platforms offer.

The second is the full-service approach, where everything is taken care of for you, but you still retain control of your website and server. This is what Lime offers, and we believe it is the best option for most businesses, as it offers features, flexibility, and affordability. (But of course, we might be biased).

For a more detailed look at the best website option for your business, see domain and hosting, website builders, CMSs, and HTML editors.

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