Well you are not alone. According to Reuters News Service there are about 550 Billion websites populating the Internet. While search engine giant Google may have as many as 1.3 billion indexed in their database, this is actually a number they chose to keep secret.
Websites serve a multitude of purposes-they may carry late, breaking news, today and maybe tomorrow’s weather, health information covering what causes pimples to how cancer is treated, or perhaps the latest family photos from a couple living in New Zealand http://oursminiworld.com/. Regardless of a website’s purpose, their creators, known as webmasters, may choose one of two delivery formats: a website or a blog.
What is a Website
In the true sense of the word, what we refer to as a website today is a connected group of pages posted to the World Wide Web that is regarded as a single publication, which is usually maintained by one individual (webmaster) or perhaps by a business or organization. Many websites are devoted to a single topic or even a number of closely related topics or themes. The news of the day is an example and so are health matters.
From a technical standpoint, a website is a static collection of written content and illustrations in what amounts to a fixed format. A website is constructed using hypertext markup language (HTML). This is a code that when viewed-looks like a bunch of gibberish. By fixed format, I mean once the website is constructed, it is often a bit complicated to change its appearance.
Websites are most often built using an HTML editor. For the right price, this editor may be purchased as part of a complete software package or website builder. I bought one of these after trying unsuccessfully to use the site builder offered free as part of my first website hosting account (more on hosting later). My personal experience in building websites was an exercise in futility and I built two of the ugliest sites on the Web. Blogs are most often thought of as a website that posts short articles on any topic conceivable and readers are able to go on the site and post comments. Pretty cool…right!