Web Technology: Hardware

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What is hardware?

Web Technology: Hardware

These days, even the most basic freelance design work comes down to hardware, since without it, Web technology would not exist. So, what exactly is hardware? Basically, it can be defined as the components that make up the physical computer.

A desktop computer has different sections, such as a monitor, screen, system unit and speakers. All of these are considered hardware. So are microphones, keyboards and your mouse. It can help to think of hardware as the structural tools that help you do your work as a designer. These things make computing possible, and without them you would not be able to access the Web.

Computing speed is often affected by the hardware you own, such as your hard drive and your RAM (random access memory). This speed is important for working on the Web as well as creating and working with various files. Although hardware is only a small part of Web technology, as a designer, it is one that you can't do without.

   

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