Description: Client Server Technology and Web Applications There is a gap in user experience between desktop applications and web applications. Desktop applications run on a single computer, while web applications run on the Internet. Since the invention of the Web, developers have been trying to design web applications that demonstrate the speed and interactivity of applications running on the client machine of a LAN (Local Area Network). Despite the explosion of web based applications in the 1990ís (and continuing today), many users still prefer desktop applications. Like web sites, desktop applications access up to date information by connecting to the Web through the Internet.