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
.htmlfile, for example
- 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.