Question: What's the difference between a web page and a website?
A web page is a single page on the Internet, with a single address called a URL. Some URLs are easy to remember and some are not. You can save a "favorite" or "bookmark" of any web page, in your web browser, so you can click to go to the web page without having to type the address.
Examples of web pages and their URLs:
- The Palms Middle School home page, http://www.palmsmiddleschool.org
- The Palms Middle School Electives page, http://www.palmsmiddleschool.org/electives
- Your main (home) page, e.g, http://www.palmsmiddleschool.org/spull
- Your personal calendar page, e.g, http://www.palmsmiddleschool.org/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1283110865970
- The LAUSD ISIS page, http://notebook.lausd.net/portal/page?_pageid=33,143936&_dad=ptl&_schema=PTL_EP
- The Google home page, http://www.google.com
- The Google advanced search page, http://www.google.com/advanced_search
A website or web site is a collection of related web pages, usually but not always with similar addresses. The address of a website is the address of its home page.
Examples of websites and their URLs:
- The Palms Middle School website, http://www.palmsmiddleschool.org
- The LAUSD website, http://www.lausd.net
- The Google website, http://www.google.com
A website can be a portion of a larger website. Each Palms teacher has a website that is part of the Palms Middle School website.
Examples of websites within websites:
- Your website, e.g, http://www.palmsmiddleschool.org/spull
- The LAUSD Food Services Division website, http://achieve.lausd.net/cafela