A web browser is an application that allows you to explore the World Wide Web.

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The World Wide Web

Since I was first exposed to the Internet back in 1995, people have erroneously had a tendency to use the terms Internet and World Wide Web interchangeably. It may take the mind of a true geek to really care about the difference, but the World Wide Web is actually only a small fraction of the Internet.

This article is the first in a series meant to supplement the web design course that I’m currently teaching at SUN Area Career & Technology Center. I will define the Internet and the World Wide Web, talk briefly about their history, and discuss a few of the web’s defining features.

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The Basics, Part 1: What’s a web browser?

Though the web browser is probably the single most frequently used software application on any individual’s computer, few people know how to describe it. This article will explain what a web browser is, what it does, and how to choose the best one to fit your needs. Read more