What is a website?
A website is
a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is
hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet,
cell phone or a LAN.
definition of web page is a document, typically written in
HTML, which is almost always accessible via HTTP, a protocol that transfers
information from the Web server to display in the user's Web browser.
The three primary things to
make a website online are your domain name, web host (web space or hosting
provider) and a website project.
Types of websites:
1.1 Static Websites
A static website
is one that has web pages stored on the server in the format that is sent to a
client web browser. It is primarily coded in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML); Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are used to control appearance
beyond basic HTML. Images are commonly used to effect the desired appearance
and as part of the main content. Audio or video might also be considered
"static" content if it plays automatically or is generally non-interactive.
This type of
website usually displays the same information to all visitors. Similar to
handing out a printed brochure to customers or clients, a static website will
generally provide consistent, standard information for an extended period of
time. Although the website owner may make updates periodically, it is a manual
process to edit the text, photos and other content and may require basic
website design skills and software.
A dynamic website
is one that changes or customizes itself frequently and automatically.
dynamic pages are generated "on the fly" by computer code that
produces the HTML (CSS are responsible for appearance and thus, are static
files). Various web application frameworks and web template systems are available for general-use programming languages like PHP, C#, Perl, Python, and Ruby, to make it
faster and easier to create complex dynamic web sites.
A site can display
the current state of a dialogue between users, monitor a changing situation, or
provide information in some way personalized to the requirements of the
individual user. For example, when the front page of a news site is requested,
the code running on the web server might combine stored HTML fragments with
news stores retrieved from a database or another web site via RSS to produce a page that includes the
latest information. Dynamic sites can be interactive by using HTML forms, storing and reading back browser cookies, or by creating a series of pages that
reflect the previous history of clicks.
2. What is a web application?
A web application or web
app is any program that runs in a web browser. It is created in a
browser-supported programming language (such as the
and relies on a web browser to render the application.
3. Difference between websites and web application?
There is no fixed border
line to differentiate a project as a website or a web application.
- A website is informational:
a website consist of a static content repository that's dealt out to all
A web application is a software program which a user
accesses over an internal network, or via the internet through a web browser.
An example of one of the most widely used web applications is Google Docs,
which facilitates most of the capabilities of Microsoft Word; it’s easy to use from any location.
Web sites are
typically informational in nature with a limited amount of advanced functionality.
Simple websites consist primarily of static content where the data displayed is
the same for every visitor and content changes are infrequent
- A web application is interactive :
a web application depends on interaction and requires programmatic user
input and data processing.
A web site is a
collection of documents that are accessed via the internet through a web
browser. Web sites can also contain web applications, which allow visitors to
complete online tasks such as:
Search, View, Buy, Checkout, and Pay.
A web application is a
web site that DOES something other than display content to the masses. It’s
intended for user interactions and transactions, performing actual business
functions, and not simply displaying information to a user.
4. Whats the difference between Desktop and web application?
application is a software package, installed and
used as standalone or client server basis. It has to be
installed in both server and nodes(clients) and only used within the
A web application
is software that is delivered to users
from a web server like the Internet. It
means it has to be installed only on server ,not on clients. Users can access
it via browsers.
5. What is a mob app?
A mobile app is a computer program designed to run on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.
Apps are usually
available through application distribution platform, which began appearing in
2008 and are typically operated by the owner of the mobile operating system, such as the Apple App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone Store, and BlackBerry App World. Some apps are free, while others must be bought.
Usually, they are downloaded from the platform to a target device, but
sometimes they can be downloaded to laptops or desktop computers.
6. What’s the
Difference Between a Mobile Website and Mobile App?
apps and mobile websites are accessed on a handheld devices such as smartphones
(e.g. iPhone, Android and Blackberry) and tablets.
A mobile website is similar to any other website in that
it consists of browser-based HTML pages that are linked together and accessed
over the Internet (for mobile typically WiFi or 3G or 4G networks). The obvious
characteristic that distinguishes a mobile website from a standard website is the
fact that it is designed for the smaller handheld display and touch-screen
Like any website,
mobile websites can display text content, data, images and video. They can also
access mobile-specific features such as click-to-call (to dial a phone number)
or location-based mapping.
Apps are actual
applications that are downloaded and installed on your mobile device, rather
than being rendered within a browser. Users visit device-specific portals such
as Apple’s App Store, Android Market, or Blackberry App World in order to
find and download apps for a given operating system. The app may pull content
and data from the Internet, in similar fashion to a website, or it may download
the content so that it can be accessed without an Internet connection.