What is a Website?
A website is a collection of web pages ( web pages is documents that are accessed through the Internet ), such as the one you’re looking at now. A web page is what you see on the screen when you type in a web address, click on a link, or put a query in a search engine. A web page can contain any type of information and can include text, color, graphics, animation, and sound.
A company or an individual tells you how to get to their Web site by giving you the address of their home page. From the home page, you can get to all the other pages on their site. ( For example – the Web site for Microsoft has the home page address of https://www.microsoft.com. )
Why create a website?
A website is your most powerful tool for communication. A website is a unique way to connect with the world. Whether you choose to create a website to share your passion for music, inform people of your business, sell products or any other reason—there are no boundaries to what you can do! With a website, tons of possibilities are available to you!
There is no space better than the Internet to immediately get in touch with a broad international audience at an extremely limited cost.
Why do people visit a website?
Generally, people look at websites for primary reasons:
- To find the information they need. This could be anything from a student looking for pictures of frogs for a school project, to finding the latest stock quotes, to getting the address of the nearest Thai restaurant.
- To complete a task. Visitors may want to buy the latest best-seller, download a software program, or participate in an online discussion about a favorite hobby.
The main thing to remember in creating a website is that you’re not creating the website for you; you already know about the information or service you have to offer. You’re creating the site for your visitors, so it should contain the content they want, and be organized in a way that makes sense, even to an outsider.
We’ll tell you how to create and improve your website in further articles, but the main thing to remember is this: A website is a means of communication, and it is only successful when its message is received by the intended user.