How to Tell the Difference Between Blogs and Websites

You may feel that if you can get to it on the web then it must be a website. But there are a number of differences between a true website and a blog. In this article, you'll learn how to spot the basic differences and use these to your advantage when deciding which type of content to create.

Steps

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    Examine the content of blogs. The following content is fairly typical of a standard blog. They:
    • Are like daily journals with the most recent data at the top.
    • Are programmed platforms to allow anyone to easily create a space on the web.
    • Store older posts in archives.
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    • Also designs come in layouts, or must be done with-in certain boundaries.
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    • Typically do not allow server side scripting.
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    Contrast these features with a website. The following website features are different from blogs. They:
    • Do not make posts, but rather add the data to a page for viewing.
    • Are written in a code by the website designer educated in that code.
    • Have unlimited storage on multiple pages that can be viewed on one screen.
    • Have almost no boundaries to what you can design or create to display.
    • Require server side scripting to perform more complex tasks.
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    Consider the content that both websites and blogs have in common. They:
    • Can be written in Html Code for certain portions of what is displayed.
    • Are viable means of keeping an audience up-to-date on a particular subject.
    • Are the basic content of the web.
    • Can be hosted under a domain name of your choice providing it is available.
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    Decide which works best for you. Some things to keep in mind when deciding include:
    • If you know very little about HTML you will want to use a blog.
    • If you're looking for free hosting, be sure you have php support.
    • Learn HTML, PHP, and Ajax these are the basic building blocks of websites and invaluable to know when on the web.

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Categories: Website and Blog Creation