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Web Page

What is a web page?

A web page is a destination for specific content, stored in a web server. It can be accessed by using a unique Uniform Resource Locator (URL) in a web browser.

A collection of web pages makes a website. For example, this page you’re reading this text on is a single web page on the Zyro website as a whole.

A web page can display different types of content to visitors. The content can be textual, non-textual, and interactive.

Non-textual content includes static and animated images such as .jpeg, .png, and .gif, and flash files. It can also be audio and video files such as .mp3, .mp4, and similar.

Lastly, interactive content on a web page typically includes hyperlinks, forms, and other engaging content for visitors.

Web pages can be static or dynamic. A static web page shows the same content each time it’s viewed.

A dynamic web page, on the other hand, has content that can change each time it’s accessed. Examples of dynamic web pages are newspaper sites, social media homepages, and in-browser games.

The purpose of a web page is to provide information, display content, facilitate communication, or sell products and services to visitors.

Elements of a web page

While there are nearly endless element options, here are some of the most common types of content on a web page:

  • Header — used to attract the attention of visitors. Headers are titles that are part of the page, usually followed by paragraphs.
  • Navigation menu — helps visitors to access information without having to scroll up and down the page. It can be simple links, drop-down lists, or sticky horizontal or vertical menus.
  • Primary content — introduces the main idea of the web page and informs visitors on what the web page offers.
  • Web page design — retains visitors’ attention by providing aesthetically pleasing visuals. This includes white space, colors, fonts, as well as animation and other graphics.
  • Sidebar — a separate column or box set that is set aside from the main article to explain information briefly without interrupting a web page’s flow.
  • Footer — appearing at the bottom of the page, a footer usually includes information about the regulations, the conditions, and the terms of use.

What is the difference between a web page and a website?

Web pages are part of a website, which is a collection of web pages. 

A web page’s URL is dependant on the site’s address. This means that the URL has an extension.

For example, www.zyro.com is the site address. Meanwhile, www.zyro.com/blog/what-is-a-web-page is a specific web page URL.

How to create a web page?

Usually, web pages are created using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to display text, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for styling, and JavaScript for interactive elements.

There are other scripting languages one can use to maximize a web page’s functionality or bring up specific content as well.

Luckily, nowadays, there is a more user-friendly approach to creating a web page – for complete beginners, a website builder is the easiest route. 

Here are the steps to build a website with a website builder:

1. Sign up with the website builder

Go to the homepage of the website builder and sign up for the service. When using Zyro, for example, you need to click on Join Zyro at the top right corner of the page. After that, enter your email manually or sign up via Gmail or Facebook.

Once an account is set up, either purchase one of the available plans that the website builder can offer.

2. Select a website template

Navigate to the template section of your website builder and pick one that fits your needs. Consider what kind of look and functionality you want to have for your website.

3. Customize your website pages

Lastly, customize the web page by adding, deleting, and modifying elements, sections, and pages.

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Duncan

Duncan is obsessed with making website building and eCommerce accessible to everyone. He explains the best tools and the latest digital marketing trends in ways that are clear and engaging. His focus is on supporting the sustainable growth of small to medium-sized enterprises. When not writing, he enjoys deep sea fishing and endurance cycling.

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