Web technologies have many benefits over other technologies. These are:
- Less Expensive Computers:
As every desktop can be equipped with a free browser, so the users only need inexpensive, low maintenance computers that can run the browser software.
- Can strengthen your competitive advantage:
Web technologies can strengthen your competitive advantage.
- No need to distribute new Software:
There is no need to distribute new software to any of the client browsers. Once programs are updated on the server, they can instantly see the changes the next time they load the page into their browser. Troubleshooting has also improved as most issues can be investigated and resolved on the server.
- Helps in shaping education:
Web technologies are having on commerce, media, and business. It has its impact on education also. Teachers are starting to explore the potential of media-sharing services, blogs, and others social software – which are not designed specifically for e-learning and can be used to empower students and to create exciting new learning opportunities.
- Media sharings:
Flickr, the photo-sharing site provides an important resource for students and educators who looks for images to use in learning materials, presentations or coursework. Many of the images uploaded to Flickr carries a Creative Commons license and making them particular suitable for educational use and using of images makes it much easier to search relevant content.
- Usage of Commercial social networking website
It is defined as any web service that in which users is to create web pages or profiles that provide information about themselves and are available to other users and offers a mechanism for communication with other users such as a forum, learning materials, chat room or instant messenger or email.
- Using of Low Network :
In a web environment, the client application browser doesn’t access the database over the network to retrieve the data or to update the data. The browser sends instructions to the server with the information as necessary to execute the server program. The server software is used for communicating with and retrieving any information from the database and composing the page to be sent back to the client side, there is no need to exchange data. So web applications often run faster than applications based on clients.
- Platform Independent:
Web applications can be accessed through a variety of web browsers like Firefox, Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, Lynx and Opera. Web browsers exist for any operating system. As they receive only the HTML document so it is irrelevant if the document is being viewed on Windows, Linux/UNIX, Mac, or any other system. Some web applications are accessible through wireless devices with a browser and Internet connection.
- Usage Accounting:
Developers can find out that how many times the web application is run, which may not be possible when distributing standalone applications to clients. A per-usage fee structure can also offer by vendor.
There are variety of Web Browsers like:
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Opera Browser
- Safari Browser
- Netscape Navigator
- Lynx and Opera