Introducing the Web and HTML
What Is the World Wide Web?
The World Wide Web—the Web, for short—is a network of computers able to exchange text, graphics, and multimedia information via the Internet. By sitting at a computer that is attached to the Web, using either a dialup phone line or a much faster broadband (Ethernet, cable, or DSL connection), you can visit Web-connected computers next door, at a nearby university, or halfway around the world. And you can take full advantage of the resources these computers make available, including text, graphics, videos, sounds, and animation. Think of the Web as the multimedia version of the Internet, and you’ll be right on the mark.