We need to realise that the Web is not the Internet – they are different. The Web is only a subset of the whole Internet, but what it does do is provide us with a friendly way of organising and viewing the information that is available on the Internet – not all the information, but certainly a large portion of it.

The Web enables information to be organised and presented according to pages – imagine an A4 page if you like. On any such web page, various elements of information can be included by the person developing and designing the web page. These elements of information can include text, graphics, photographs, animations, sound files and even video files.

It is important to note that every web page on the Internet (and there are in excess of 10 billion web pages presently on the Internet) has its own unique web address, known as a Universal Resource Locator (or URL).