What is a Webpage?

A web page is a file that is normally written in a language called HTML. HTML stands for hypertext markup language. HTML is a scripting language in which you can code things on the page like b for bold, and u for underlibe. You can even use notepad to edit any one of these html files. If you want to see what HTML looks like. Open your browser, go to your favorite website, and click view source. This will show you the HTML of your webpage. In any case, your web browser read the HTML file and spit back a nice looking formatted webpage. When you go to a website by typing in the URL which is basically an address to a file on a web server. An example would be:


The server goes and grabs that files and then sends it to your browser. Your browser decodes the entire funny looking html and shows you a webpage.