The World Wide What?


First, let's define what a web site is. Pixel?

It's where a spider lives.


Cute - but wrong. A web site is a group of web pages, covering anything from one of Pixel's art projects to a report on local traffic.

They still have traffic in this time period?!!

What is a web site?
The World Wide Web (WWW) is an Internet-based computer network that allows people at one computer to access information stored on another. People connect to these other computers so they can look at web sites - which are groups of documents that present info on everything from the kindergarten art project to your local sanitation schedule.

A single document in a web site is often called a web page. These web site documents are stored on high-powered computers called servers. One server can store thousands of documents for many different web sites. When you want to look at a particular web site, your computer connects to a server and receives the web site documents through the Internet.

It's very easy to make this connection. Simply select a special WWW address called a URL and the computer takes it from there.

Sample URL
Sample URL

How do you create a web site?
All you have to do is create a bunch of web site documents and load them onto a server. This may sound complicated, but its not! Lucky for you, there are software programs that will guide you through every step of the way. One such program is FrontPage 98.


Righto! That brings us to FrontPage - the tool were going to use to create our report.

It's an amazing piece of software. It allows you to design, create, and publish web sites. You simply choose the type of web site you want and FrontPage will walk you through it. Then, presto! You have a web site and an audience of millions. Grongy!


Pixel, the expression "grongy" hasn't been coined yet.

Okay. FrontPage is rad. Happy?

What is FrontPage?
FrontPage is a powerful tool used to design, create and publish web sites. You choose the type of web site you want, while FrontPage generates and organizes all the web site documents you need. Then you can fill your web site with the text, pictures, sounds and other features you want your visitors to experience.

By using a tool like FrontPage, creating a web site is now much easier and more intuitive than it was in the past. You can also skip learning HTML (short for Hypertext Markup Language), which is the language or code that web browsers use to present web content.

To do all these tasks, FrontPage offers you three different programs. They are: FrontPage Explorer, FrontPage Editor, and FrontPage Personal Web Server.

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