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Web Basics

The Web is a collection of electronic documents that are all interlinked together. These "electronic documents" are known as web pages. An example of a web page is the one you are currently looking at right now! Web pages can contain text, graphics, video, and sound. Every web page has its own unique web address, which is also known as its Uniform Resource Locator (URL). Web pages also contain hyperlinks, which allow you to go from one web page to another and from one website to another.

Clicking on hyperlinks is just one way of surfing the Web. Another useful way to get to your destination on the Web is to enter the URL of your destination website into your browser's address box. Your browser's address box appears on the top of your screen. All you have to do is enter the www destination of where you want to go.

Web browsers are a type of software that allow you to view and access websites and web pages. For example, did you know you are using a web browser right now. The two most popular web browsers are Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. Web browsers have toolbars which allow you to go back, forward, refresh your web page, bookmark a web page, and many other buttons and options.

Now that you know something about Web basics, let's move on to search engines, which will allow you to find anything that you are looking for with a few clicks of your mouse!

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