Internet - Navigation
World Wide Web (WWW) is a collection of web pages connected together with hyperlinks. Each document or page has a unique address that allows you to find it among the millions of other documents on the Web. The address is called a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) or sometimes a Uniform Resource Indicator (URI). When you chose a new link by clicking on it or by typing it into the address field your browser sends a request for that document and displays it on the screen. That link can be to a different section of the current document, another document on the same website as the original or on another website anywhere in the world. Web pages are designed using hypertext markup language or HTML.
Designing a basic HTML page is not difficult after mastering a few simple codes or if you are planning a website you can have a Web Developer create one for you. The key to the web are the links to different, useful or interesting pages. Many web page user will collect links to their favorite sites or web pages and add them to a bookmark or favorites list.
Receiving information from another computer is called downloading. When a user chooses a web page to go to the browser automatically downloads the information from the page and displays it on the users computer screen. The user can also choose to download specific files. Sending information to another computer is called uploading. To place a web page on a website the developer must upload the file from their computer to the ISPs computer. Much of the information that is available to download off the Internet is compressed and you may need a utility to uncompress the files or programs that you download.
Being Online means being connected to another computer, whether that computer is your ISP, your friends computer across town or a remote office computer, through a modem, or digital connection. Going Offline means disconnecting your computer from the remote connection.