Web Development Core Concepts - What is a website?

Hello and welcome to web technology core concepts at Learning Journal. We are starting this new series for an absolute beginner. If you are a complete beginner and willing to learn website development from scratch, this is the place where you should start.
This short training will help you to understand the necessary core concepts and familiarize you with the bunch of jargons that you will come across in your learning journey.
Great! Let's start with the most basic question.

What is a website?

You must have been using internet and surfing many websites. Have you ever wondered, what is a website? How will you define it? Here is the definition.

A website is a collection of web pages which are grouped together and usually connected using hyperlinks.

Make sense? Let's try to understand that.
There are three things.

  1. Address
  2. Webpage
  3. Hyperlink

To open any website, you must know its address. Start your browser and type an address. Whatever you see in your browser, it is a web page. A web page is made up of content. The content may be a combination of some text, images, buttons, links to other pages, and a variety of other things.
Whatever you see in the address bar of your browser, it is a web page address. A more technical name for the web page address is URI (Uniform Resource Identifier). Some people also call it a URL (Uniform Resource Locator). You will be amazed to know, that every web page on the internet has a unique URL.
The third and most important part is a hyperlink. You can directly call it a link. A link is nothing but a pointer to a new URL. That means it is a pointer to a new web page. If you click a link, the browser will take you to a new page.


The most important takeaway from this video is to understand the relationship between these three things.

  1. A web page has a unique URL that identifies the page. You can open the page using its URL.
  2. The web page is made up of a variety of content. For example, text, images, buttons, and hyperlinks.
  3. A hyperlink is a type of web page content that internally contains a URL for another web page.

Great! That's it for this video. See you again with a new concept.
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