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What is a blog/website

  • What Is A Blog
  • What Is A Website
  • Difference between a blog and website
  • Two Types Of Websites

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What Is A Blog

A blog (a truncation of the expression weblog) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).

The emergence and growth of blogs in the late 1990s coincided with the advent of web publishing tools like WordPress that facilitated the posting of content by non-technical users.

The majority of Blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via GUI widgets on the blogs, and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites

In that sense, blogging can be seen as a form of social networking service. Indeed, bloggers do not only produce content to post on their blogs, but also build social relations with their readers and other bloggers.

Many blogs provide commentary on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries; others function more as online brand advertising of a particular individual or company.

A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic.

Source – Wikipedia

What Is A Website

A website, also written as web site or simply site, is a set of related web pages typically served from a single web domain. A website is hosted on a computer system known as a web server, also called an HTTP server, accessible via a network such as the Internet or a private local area network through an Internet address known as a uniform resource locator (URL).

All publicly accessible websites collectively constitute the World Wide Web. Web pages, which are the building blocks of websites, are documents, typically written in plain text. They may incorporate elements from other websites with suitable markup anchors. The pages of a website can usually be accessed from a simple Uniform Resource Locator (URL) called the web address.

Websites have many functions and can be used in various fashions.  A website can be a personal website, a commercial website, a government website or a non-profit organization website. Websites can be the work of an individual, a business or other organization, and are typically dedicated to a particular topic or purpose. Any website can contain a hyperlink to any other website, so the distinction between individual sites, as perceived by the user, can be blurred.
Source – Wikipedia

What Is The Difference Between A Blog and A Website

These days websites and blogs are used interchangeably and are revered to as weblogs. But I’m being from the old school, I think of a website as a static or dynamic website that doesn’t have continuous information added to it. Whereas a Blog is more dynamic in that it has content continuously being added to it. Forums are a form of a dynamic website blog.

With WordPress you can have a websites that can be setup as a static/dynamic site which you would see for a brick and mortar store, where you just want a presence for your company or store on the Internet.

WordPress can also be a blog like this website you are presently on. Content is always changing and new content is always being added. A good example would be a sports website, Yahoo new and millions of others.

Two Types Of Websites

Static website

Static website is one that has web pages stored on the server in the format that is sent to a client web browser like Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome and many others. 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.

Dynamic website

A dynamic website is one that changes or customizes itself frequently and automatically. 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.

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.

Another example of dynamic content is when a retail website with a database of media products allows a user to input a search request, e.g. for the keyword “Beatles”. In response, the content of the web page will spontaneously change the way it looked before, and will then display a list of “Beatles” products like CDs, DVDs and books.

Dynamic HTML uses JavaScript code to instruct the web browser how to interactively modify the page contents.

Source – Wikipedia

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