From Web sites to Web applications, Part 1, Web site or Web app?

Make good decisions by analyzing your Web presence

From the developerWorks archives

Brett McLaughlin

Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: June 01, 2010

Are you building a Web site or a Web application? The line between Web sites, which are largely informational, and Web apps, which are more interactive, has blurred. There are best practices for building good informational sites, and those practices aren't the same for building a good application. In this article, learn the real, tangible differences between Web sites and Web apps, and then analyze your own sites. Explore the kind of sites you're managing, designing, and coding in a way that helps you improve their design and usability. Learn to make informed decisions that support your Web goals.

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ArticleTitle=From Web sites to Web applications, Part 1: Web site or Web app?