For Beginners - Web Addresses
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Every one of the 100's of millions of webpages on the internet has its own unique web address. You can find these advertised in newspapers, on television, everywhere! They often begin with 'www'. Don't get them confused with email addresses.

To use a web address, look first for the white address box, near the top of the screen.
picture of Address box
Use the mouse to click in this white box, which will highlight this web address in blue. Now type the web address that you want to try. You don't have to type 'http://'. Type the address very carefully. There should be no spaces and no commas. Press the Enter key (which is the big key, a couple of keys to the right of letters P and L). Wait until the webpage you want appears on the computer screen. This may takes a little time.

Once the webpage you requested appears on your screen, you can move around its website.

Sometimes you get a message saying that the webpage couldn't be found. This can happen for a number of reasons.
  • You may have typed it wrong. Check it carefully. Remember no spaces and no commas!
  • It may have been printed wrong. Try _ instead of -.
  • The webpage might be busy. Try again later.
  • Some websites are advertised too soon. Try after a few days.
  • The webpage might have moved. Try a search to find it.
  • Webpages and websites often disappear when the site owner no longer wishes them to be found
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