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Jump to:navigation, search A website (also spelled Web site; officially styled website by the AP Stylebook) is a collection of related web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that are addressed relative to a common Uniform Resource Locator (URL), often consisting of only the domain name, or the IP address, and the root path ('/') in an Internet Protocol-based network. A web site is hosted on at least one web server, accessible via a network such as the Internet or a private local area network. A web page is a document, typically written in plain text interspersed with formatting instructions of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML, XHTML). A web page may incorporate elements from other websites with suitable markup anchors. Web pages are accessed and transported with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), which may optionally employ encryption (HTTP Secure, HTTPS) to provide security and privacy for the user of the web page content. The user's application, often a web browser, renders the page content according to its HTML markup instructions onto a display terminal. All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the World Wide Web. The pages of a website can usually be accessed from a simple Uniform Resource Locator (URL) called the homepage. The URLs of the pages organize them into a hierarchy, although hyperlinking between them conveys the reader's perceived site structure and guides the reader's navigation of the site. Some websites require a subscription to access some or all of their content. Examples of subscription sites include many business sites, parts of many news sites, academic journal sites, gaming sites, message boards, web-based e-mail, services, social networking websites, and sites providing real-time stock market data.
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1 History 2 Overview 3 Static website 4 Dynamic website o 4.1 Dynamic code o 4.2 Dynamic content o 4.3 Purpose of dynamic websites 5 Software systems
laptops. CERN announced that the World Wide Web would be free to use for anyone. . as perceived by the user. so the distinction between individual sites.or service-based sites 6 Spelling 7 Types of websites 8 Awards 9 See also 10 References o o 11 External links  History The World Wide Web (WWW) was created in 1989 by CERN physicist Tim BernersLee.• • • • • • 5. or dynamically converted to. a website may be • • • • a personal website a commercial website a government website a non-profit organization website It could be the work of an individual. PDAs and cell phones. Before the introduction of HTML and HTTP. These protocols offer a simple directory structure which the user navigates and chooses files to download.2 Product. Websites are written in. may sometimes be blurred. and is typically dedicated to some particular topic or purpose. Documents were most often presented as plain text files without formatting or were encoded in word processor formats.  Overview Organized by function. Any website can contain a hyperlink to any other website.1 Content-based sites 5. also called an HTTP server. On 30 April 1993. including desktop computers. A website is hosted on a computer system known as a web server. other protocols such as file transfer protocol and the gopher protocol were used to retrieve individual files from a server. HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) and are accessed using a software interface classified as a user agent. Web pages can be viewed or otherwise accessed from a range of computer-based and Internetenabled devices of various sizes. and these terms can also refer to the software that runs on these systems and that retrieves and delivers the web pages in response to requests from the website users. a business or other organization.
as they pick a suitable template from a palette and add pictures and text to it in a desktop publishing fashion without direct manipulation of HTML code. Although the website owner may make updates periodically. with which the site is edited using a GUI interface and the final HTML markup is generated automatically by the editor software WYSIWYG online editors which create media rich online presentation like web pages. such as classic website. It is primarily coded in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). In summary. standard information for an extended period of time. visitors are not able to control what information they receive via a static website. audio/video and interactive menus and navigation. it is a manual process to edit the text. blogs. where content and HTML markup are manipulated directly within the editor program WYSIWYG offline editors. Similar to handing out a printed brochure to customers or clients. widgets.  Static website Main article: static web page A static website is one that has web pages stored on the server in the format that is sent to a client web browser. animations. intro. a static website will generally provide consistent.Apache is the most commonly used web server software (according to Netcraft statistics) and Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS) is also commonly used. Simple forms or marketing examples of websites. Template-based editors. because they present pre-defined. and must instead settle for whatever content the website owner has decided to offer at that time. static information to the user. This may include information about a company and its products and services via text. This type of website usually displays the same information to all visitors. such as Notepad or TextEdit. photos and other content and may require basic website design skills and software. such as Microsoft FrontPage and Adobe Dreamweaver (previously Macromedia Dreamweaver). photos. such as Rapidweaver and iWeb.  Dynamic website Main article: dynamic web page . They are edited using four broad categories of software: • • • • Text editors. which allow users to quickly create and upload web pages to a web server without detailed HTML knowledge. a five-page website or a brochure website are often static websites. and other documents.
A dynamic web page is generated on the fly by piecing together certain blocks of code. or provide information in some way personalized to the requirements of the individual user. The web page content varies based on certain criteria. etc. based on certain criteria. procedures or routines. text. Dynamic websites can have two types of dynamic activity: Code and Content. update and expand. A site can display the current state of a dialogue between users. monitor a changing situation. session variables.  Purpose of dynamic websites The main purpose of a dynamic website is automation. The code is constructed dynamically on the fly using active programming language instead of plain. and more specifically how its content changes at any given moment.A dynamic website is one that changes or customizes itself frequently and automatically. It is much simpler to build a template and a database than to build hundreds or thousands of individual. a website with a database of news articles can use a pre-defined rule which tells it to display all news articles for today's date. A website with dynamic code refers to its construction or how it is built. In response. static HTML.  Dynamic content The second type is a website with dynamic content displayed in plain view. and more specifically refers to the code used to create a single web page. or by using direct interaction (form elements. server side variables etc. A website with dynamic content refers to how its messages. . This type of dynamic website will automatically show the most current news articles on any given date. Variable content is displayed dynamically on the fly based on certain criteria. either predefined rules or variable user input. images and other information are displayed on the web page. be built more efficiently and is easier to maintain.  Dynamic code The first type is a web page with dynamic code. DVD's and books. Another example of dynamic content is when a retail website with a database of media products allows a user to input a search request for the keyword Beatles. It interacts with users in a variety of ways including by reading cookies recognizing users' previous history. For example.).. and will then display a list of Beatles products like CD's. mouseovers. static HTML web pages. A dynamically-generated web page would call various bits of information from a database and put them together in a pre-defined format to present the reader with a coherent page. A dynamic website can operate more effectively. usually by retrieving content stored in a database. the content of the web page will spontaneously change the way it looked before. Dynamic code is invisible or behind the scenes and dynamic content is visible or fully displayed.
com or eBay work? A. to answer your question:: they use PHP. and not just deliver "canned" web pages. Those are two very different sites. Note that any particular site might choose to use any of the server-side programming languages. They generate their content "on the fly. How do websites like realtor. . though: they aren't just collections of prewritten web pages. They have one major thing in common. Which one they choose doesn't really matter. ASP and other server-side dynamic web programming languages in order to generate content on the fly." drawing information from databases and collecting more information from the user to store in those databases.. et cetera). So. Flash. because what finally reaches the web browser is just plain HTML (and images.
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