What is the Internet?
The internet is a network of network. It is both a virtual and physical world. It can be used for communication, information and recreation.
Internet explorer was founded August 16th 1995. The developers were Microsoft (Bill Gates, and Paul Allen). Internet Explorer is only available on Windows PC's/Window devices.
Google Chrome was first released on the 2nd September 2008, and it was developed by Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Google Chrome can be used on almost any device. It comes a default on the new Google Phone, but it can be installed via an app store/web browser on almost every device e.g. iPhone, Surface Pro, MacBook.
FireFox was released November 9th, 2004. It was developed by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross. FireFox, like Google Chrome, can be used on almost every device. It isn't restricted to one platform like Internet Explorer.
Safari was released January 7th 2003 along with the first iPhone. It was developed by Steve Jobs, who was also a founder of Apple. Safari is only available on MacBooks and iPhones.
Websites that inform are usually updated frequently and they inform people on what's going on around the world. Examples of these websites are..
Websites that educate help students by providing past papers and other revision resources. Some examples of these websites are...
Websites that are for pursuading promote their views and lure you in with large fonts and "click bait" titles. They would lure you in to make you either buy their product, or to get ad revenue off of you (all you have to do is click on the article, and they'll get paid). Examples of these websites are like..
When you go on these types of websites they advertise all their products and try to get you to buy them. These websites monitor the type of things you've searched (cookies) and they replace your ads with those items to guilt you into buying them. Examples of these websites are..
These websites allow you to upload, and download, loads of data. It is basically an online hard drive that can be accessed from anywhere, if you have an internet connection. Some of these websites are..
These websites allow you to share content such as music, videos, and information. You can share these things with anyone you want, friends, family, or even the world. Some of these websites are..
For Social Interaction
These websites allow people to communicate through the internet. These websites are quite similar to the websites that allow you to share, but these ones are specifically for communication between people. These websites let you share videos, photos, and comment on these posts. Some of these websites are..
Websites will include all/most of the following conventions:
Logo - A unique and recognisable picture or badge. The user will recognise this and know that they're on the right website.
Search Function - This part of the website allows the user to quickly look for anything on the website based on a word or phrase.
Interactivity - Any element of the website that allows to control or add something.
Website/Product Name - Similar to logo. The website/product name will need to be big and clear so that the user knows they're on the right website.
Image - A photo/picture/visual element.
Hyperlinks - They can be any selectable object (a word/picture/video), clicking on a hyperlink will take the user to another part of the website.
Embedded video and music - Many websites will feature a wide variety of video and music to inform or entertain the audience.
Virals - Can ve an image, sound, or a video. Viral's are used to spread a message very quickly. They are designed to be passed on and shared between users.
Layout Grid - A website might be laid out vert tidy, straight lines and columns. This makes it easy for the user to view it.
E-commerce - Used to describe an area of the website the user can buy, trade or sell anything.
Merchandise - There will be an area of the website where the user can purchase related products or 'merchandise'. Think of it as a gift so in a museum - but online!
Navigation Bar/Menu - This will allow the user to easily find and change between tabs and pages on a website.