A website and a web application have blurred lines. Each one is mistaken for the other. A website exists to show static content. Web Applications – A website with the ability to run business applications, transact business and do more than display content.

Some websites have a built in web application. They are not entirely exclusive. A university website likely gives information such as location, tuition rates, programs available, etc; it will likely have web applications that allow teachers to manage grades and course materials, applications for students to register for and withdraw from courses, etc. Or take for example a restaurant site that displays hours, the menu, and photos. It’s a website. But what if you add an interactive map for directions? Or an embedded reservations systems? Most certainly it would become a website with a web application embedded.

Google AnalyticsGmail, Facebook, Twitter and Airbnb are all web applications

Gaylords.com, blogs, craigslist.co.in are all websites.

Reference: https://css-tricks.com/new-poll-line-web-apps-web-sites/

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