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Are all web pages HTML?

I want to create a website but am just a beginner.

So where is its place?

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closed as off-topic by Gilles, Nathan Tuggy, Al E., Ward, rene Mar 25 at 21:01

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Just a side note that may not apply specifically in your case: Stack Exchange does not have a site appropriate for every possible question. – Andrew Barber Feb 6 '12 at 16:51
@AndrewBarber Good point. – Startup1 Feb 6 '12 at 16:53
I'm not sure if it is a perfect fit for Stack Overflow, but I think it's a good question with a good answer and it's worth keeping it. Voting to reopen... and it's reopened. – Dennis Feb 6 '12 at 17:50
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This is an interesting case. It's a nut-n-bolts type question about website development, and I can see some arguments for it being considered a programming question. However it's also a simple question with a very broad and open ended scope, so it's possible that even if it's on topic, it's not appropriate for the stackoverflow format.

I think you'd be better off going to and asking a series of questions there.

Also, if you go through a few simple tutorials on developing web pages including HTML, CSS, Javascript, Java, and PHP you'd get your answer very quickly with not too much effort.

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But to answer the question: HTML is a document format, like PDF in many ways. The browser just asks the website for the page, and generally HTML is always returned. However, the HTML page can also reference CSS, Javascript, Java, Flash, and other code which runs as a program inside the browser on the user's computer. Complicating matters further, the web designer can write code that runs on the webserver - typically this code returns HTML to the browser. But a webserver can serve all kinds of stuff, including HTML, images, CSS, and various forms of code. – Adam Davis Feb 6 '12 at 16:03
That should give you a lot to think about, and probably the best way to get it all straight in your head is to install a webserver on your computer (check out WAMP or LAMP for possible easy-installs) and follow some tutorials for beginning web development. – Adam Davis Feb 6 '12 at 16:04
I did try to find the answer myself before posting it. For someone who already knows the answer it might look simple. For me, only after I saw the answers. (Which were very good.) – Startup1 Feb 6 '12 at 16:04
Thanks for your answers. – Startup1 Feb 6 '12 at 16:12
@Lix I still haven't gotten an answer for future cases. Even if chat can be considered the place for the question – I lack the reputation. – Startup1 Feb 6 '12 at 16:25
@Startup1 - only 3 points left! ;) – Lix Feb 6 '12 at 16:26
@Lix Thank you. I see I now have enough. I wonder why... :) – Startup1 Feb 6 '12 at 16:30

I think this belongs on I don't think it's too open ended and could be answered with a quick overview of static vs dynamic pages.

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Good idea. I actually posted the question there first… . But it was closed as off topic. :) – Startup1 Feb 6 '12 at 17:27

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