Internet / Web Questions

What's a URL?

A URL is the location of a file on the web. This can be the location of a website, a page on a website, an image and more. http://www.knitblog.com is the URL of this website. http://www.knitblog.com/simple-help.htm is the URL for this page. How do I get the URL for a page I like on a website? Go to the page and look at the address bar in Internet Explorer (or other web browser program), you will see the URL for that page. http://www.knitblog.com/images/needles.jpg is the URL of the above image

How do I get the URL of an image?

Find an image on a website, right click on the image and choose "Properties". You will see a field named "Address: URL". The text following it is the complete URL for the image. You can create a link with the URL, go here to learn how.

What is bandwidth?

You go to a blog/website and see text and images. Each time you view these, you are receiving a certain amount of information from the blog owners server. The amount of information you receive is considered bandwidth or traffic. Each month or year, the blog owner pays money for a specified amount of bandwidth. So each time an image that "lives" on their server is viewed, they are paying for it to be seen. For much more information, click here