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Web Sites

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Static Websites

Throughout the 1990s and early part of this decade, the primary way of delivering content via the web was by building what are known as 'static web pages and sites'. A static website is simply a directory on a Webserver that contains HTML documents along with images and other linked files. To change the site, the HTML documents would be modified with an HTML Editor and re-uploaded to the webserver, usually via FTP.

Web-Based Publishing Tools

While many static websites still exist, today most new content on the web is created using a variety of | web-based applications] that allow users to create and edit content within their browser rather than uploading content created via a desktop application. In addition to simplifying the content-creation process, these web-based tools also enable collaboration by multiple people, discussions and feedback mechanisms, integration with other systems, and a generally richer user-experience than a static website could hope to provide.

Web-based publishing tools are a rapidly-growing class of software and most tools will share a variety of features with