Many people often wonder about the differences between a website, a web application, and a phone app. While these terms are sometimes used interchangeably, it's important to note that there are distinct differences and potential advantages and disadvantages for each, due to advancements in technology.
The Definition of a Website (The Beginning of Web 1.0)
The term website is often used broadly to refer to any place on the internet where visitors can access and navigate web pages containing data, text, images, audio, video, and other media through hyperlinks.
- A website can be static, allowing visitors to only read and view information, images, and other content. This is known as Web 1.0 technology.
- Alternatively, a website can be dynamic, enabling visitors to interact with the website and its data, thereby affecting the website's output; known as Web 2.0 technology.
In the past, websites (or Web 1.0 technology) lacked dynamic user interaction, only allowing users to view information or send information through forms. This was common from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s.
However, with advancements in technology, many websites today use what is known as Read the Entire Article