What is a WEB DOCUMENT?

Web documents contain text, links to images and other documents as well as instructions about how that content is to be merged and displayed on your customer's computer.

Web documents must be in any or all of five different formats and identified by the extension portion of the document name.

.HTM/.HTML

These documents are in HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and often incorporate scripts written in more advanced languages when functions, not permitted by HTML itself.n Think of HTML as the skeleton of a website.

.JPG, .GIF, & .PNG

These are image formats which web browsers like IE and Firefox are able to read and render on your computer screen.

Links to these three document types may be imbedded within an HTML document or my stand alone without the HTML "shell" (example: Picture of our Founder).

.PDF

PDF is the abbreviation for Page Display Format, a near-universal means by which page content can be exchanged between different computers.

Widely accepted as the means by which content is exchanged between originators and publishers, PDF format has become a near-universal means by which publications can be added to your website without being converted to HTML format. And most desktop and lap top computer are delivered with the software needed to display PDF documents. If you don't already have Adobe Reader (for reading PDF documents), your can obtain it for FREE from Adobe.

Links to PDF documents may be imbedded within an HTML document or may stand alone without the HTML "shell" (example: December 27 newsletter.

EVERYTHING ELSE

You will encounter web documents with extensions like .ASP and .PHP (like this page). These are essentially HTML pages on steroids.

Browsers, particularly IE, may also display certain proprietary formats like .DOC or .XLS. But such propriety formats do not conform to the international standards established by W3C and may not work when viewed with browsers which do conform to accepted international standards. Example: MS Word document