Making a tiny website

What is the simplest way to describe what a website is and how to make one?

A website is a bundle of text, images, and code that can be interpreted by a web browser.

You can make a website by:

  • Opening TextEdit or Notepad, or some similar program on your computer and creating a new document.
  • Typing “Hello”
  • Saving it as a .html file, for example website.html.
  • Opening the file in your web browser.

The only difference between this website and the websites you visit online is your website is a single file on your computer. When you visit wikipedia.org, you’re requesting this file from Wikipedia’s computers, which gets opened by your browser.