What exactly is a web browser?

As web developers, we are using web browsers continually to preview and debug our web pages, dynamic web application and the website page’s we develop. However, many consumers are unsure of what a web browser actually is. Admittedly, for many, this can be very confusing as there are such a lot of Internet related terms flying around now that it can be difficult to explain exactly what a web browser is. This can be especially true where many web services, such as e-mail and search engines are so tightly integrated into the web browser and the web browsing experience.

Speaking of search engines, Google, which I’m sure you have all heard of, prepared an excellent video which demonstrates and explain the concept of a web browser and attempts to explain exactly what a web browser is, and indeed, what it is not. If you are in any way unsure, take a look at the video below.

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