Web browsers

A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for retrieving, presenting and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.

Internet Explorer

Internet explorer was first released in August 1995. This was developed by Thomas Reardon from Microsoft. For example, a device that uses internet explorer is a surface pro.

Google Chrome

Google chrome was first released September 2nd 2008. This was developed by Jeff Nelson from Google. For example, a device that uses this is a google phone.

Mozilla Firefox

This was first released on September the 23rd 2002. The developers of this are David Hyatt and Blake Ross from the Mozilla foundation. Devices that use this are different types of laptops, e.g. Hp laptop.

Apple Safari

Apple safari was first released on January the 27th 2003. The developer of this was Steve Jobs from Apple. Devices that use this are iPads, MacBooks, iPhones and many more.

The 7 Website purposes

To inform

Example's of this are : The sun and the Guardian.

These websites gives us the latest news of whats going on in the world.

To Educate

Examples of this are : My maths and BBC bitesize.

These websites allows us to access information for education purposes. E.g. you can get information for certain subjects using it for revision.

To Persuade

Examples of this are : The daily mirror and amnesty international.

These allows us to see different peoples point of views on certain topics.

For e-commerce

Examples of this are : Amazon and Ebay.

Amazon lets us search and browse for different items where you can then purchase and have them delivered to your house.

For Storage

Examples of this are : Drop box and the cloud.

Drop box allows you to save documents, images and videos onto your own account which then you can access on any computer.

For Sharing

Examples of this are : Instagram and Twitter.

Instagram allows you to upload images, and allows you to like and comment on other peoples uploads. Twitter allows you to tweet, retweet, upload images and like other peoples images.

For Social Interaction

Examples of this are : Facebook/Facebook messenger and Snapchat.

Facebook allows the user to upload, share, like and comment on other peoples pictures. Also it allows you to communicate with each other sending each other messages using Facebook messenger.

Conventions of Wesbite

Apple's website has many of the following conventions.

Interactivity: Any element of the website that allows the user to control or add something.

Image: A photo/picture/visual element.

Navigation Bar/Menu: This will allow the user to easily find and change between tabs and pages on a website.

Embedded video and music: Many websites will feature a wide variety of video and music to inform or entertain the audience.

Hyperlinks: These can be any selectable object (a word/picture/video), clicking on a hyperlink will take the user to another part of the website.

Search function: This part of a website allows the user to quickly look for anything on the website based on a word or phrase.

Merchandise: There will be an area of the website where the user can purchase related products 'merchandise'. Think of it as a gift shop in a museum - but online!

Logo: A unique and recognisable picture or 'badge'. The user will recognise this and know that they are on the right website.

Layout Grid: A website might be laid out in very tidy, straight lines and columns. This makes it easy for the user to view.

Website/Product name : Similar use to logo. The website/product name will need to be big and clear so the user knows they are on the correct website.

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