On the web now a days the definition of a website in terms of a collection of web pages and resources on a domain name is blurring. For example our website has sub domains. We are also using web forwarding. Also we are using Google Apps. Where we start and where we end is blurring. We use many solutions of Google. So where do we start and where Google starts is the issue. We use Google authentication for most tasks. In fact such blurring is there that on the face of it we found us more integrated with Google than DoubleClick.com which is a Google company. For all our needs we first check if there is any Google service available.
This blurring lead us to an interesting question : What is a web site?
At first the question seemed childish as we have been on the web since many years. In fact even raising the question seemed laughable. When we tried to answer the question seemed a heavy one to answer crisply. There was no direct answer which can accommodate the reality that there was a blurring between two web domains. Where our site ends and Google's starts was a question. Also many things were commonly used but were not compulsory. Therefore we brainstormed and then eliminated as many optional things as we could. Every thing that was left raised other important questions.
The following constituents that make a web site were left for us:
The following parameters for customization of content were also discovered by us: