Web Design & Development

Web design and development can be as easy as using a template to build a web site or it can be a refined skill for professionals. In this section, learn more about design, animation, web servers, domain names and more.

The Webby Awards are the premier awards honoring excellence on the Internet. But at this ceremony you won't hear anyone breathlessly thanking the academy for one of the spiral statues.

Even though they're central to creating and maintaining the Web, computers can't make sense of all this information on their own. They can't read, see relationships or make decisions like you can. Learn how the semantic web could change that.

Most of us encounter Internet-based ads on a daily basis, and some of us have the misfortune of being utterly bombarded. Does anyone actually click on those things? Find out all about the world of Web advertising.

The World Wide Web is known for its nearly unprecedented "free content." But can it stay that way? Learn how the penny-per-page revenue model might work.

Odor-producing peripherals will bring smell to the Internet, and are just around the corner. Find out how they will work!

These days, you can find animated figures all across the Internet! Ready to give life to your own creations? Learn about dynamic HTML, animated GIFs, Java, Shockwave and Flash animation techniques.

You can put anything you want on a Web page, from family pictures to business information, to your random thoughts and musings. Learn how to create, upload and promote your pages so they're available all over the world.

Banner ads generate a big part of the revenue for many Web sites. Learn how banner ads work, how much they cost and how much you might earn if you put them on your Web page.

One of the greatest things about the Internet is that nobody really owns it. It is a global collection of networks, both big and small, that connect together in many different ways to form the single entity that we know as "the Internet." How is this possible?

Are you ready to get your brilliant idea online and active? Here's the breakdown of what you'll need to do.

When you type a URL into your Web browser's address bar, the correct page appears as if by magic (provided you typed it correctly). Is it the work of sorcery? Nope! Domain name servers are handling all the data behind the scenes.

One of the most unique business models spawned by the Web is the Application Service Provider. Learn all about this innovative Internet-based software-publishing model.