The internet and the world wide web (www) Question: Are they the same thing? Answer: No The Internet How we get webpages Webpages (on the internet) are held on a computer called a server which is always connected to the internet When you (the client) type in a web address or click on a link you are requesting that the webpage held on the server is sent to you The sever responds to your request and sends the information back Client Server Client Server e.g. you e.g. google Request Request The Internet Response Response HTML The webpage information that is sent over the internet when you request a webpage is HTML HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language Creating webpages We create webpages in HTML We could use a program like notepad to type HTML but it is difficult to learn and takes a long time to master So we use a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor like Dreamweaver How do we get our webpages onto the internet? Once we have create a webpage we need to transfer it onto a web server There are web servers which allow you to upload your webpages. These are called web hosts To get a good domain name (the web address) you need to purchase it. Then link it to your web server. Creating a website 1. Create webpages (HTML files) in Dreamweaver 2. Get a web host account and domain name (often provided together) 3. Upload the webpages onto your web host account with any pictures or files in the page Task in pairs – brochure Web pages Points to include: What is the internet? What is the WWW? What is a webpage? Website? HTML – what is it? How do we get webpages from the internet? – client, server, request, response. HTTP – what is it? How do our websites get on the internet? – what is a web host? What is a domain name? How do we create html webpages? How do we layout webpages?