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Web Applications Guide

web applicationsThe first web pages available on the internet were typically made up of static text and images. Improvements to web browsers, web standards and network bandwidth have made it possible to produce web sites that work more like interactive applications. Online email services such as Gmail and Hotmail are good examples of web applications that rival traditional desktop applications in functionality. Today many more web applications exist including word processors, spreadsheets, image editors, databases, integrated development environments, knowledge bases, instant messaging, social networking and much more.

This guide will show you some of the technologies that are used to create web applications, reviews some of the most popular web applications, and compares web applications to their more traditional desktop based versions.

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Microsoft Access 2013 Web Apps: What You Need to Know

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    Microsoft Access 2013 Web Apps: What You Need to Know

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