Your website: build it or outsource it? part 2
There is 2 kinds of technologies to consider when building any site that is more than strickly basic:
- Server side
- Server side technology happens on the computer that is hosting your website and it feeds your visitors with information that their browser can process. Like, say, you have a shopping cart built in ASP, the user enters the item they want to buy and their zip code and the server returns the amount for shipping. There are many technologies for server side programs but what they have in common is that they usually return standard web language to the visitor, therefor, they have little impact on the accessibility to the site. Languages used for server side technologies include (but are not limited to) Ruby in rail, ASP, Pearl, PHP, MySQL. They are used for sites that involve databases, e-commerce, dynamically generated content (like forums, blogs and myspace) and sometimes games.
- Client side
While all websites have a server side (minimally: the server) and a client side (minimally: the html) the client site is usually more accessible to new web builders. Also, if you don’t know html, how do you go about generating it dynamically?