Difference Between Hypertext and Hypermedia

In this post, we will understand the difference between hypertext and hypermedia −


  • It refers to the system of managing the information related to the plain text.

  • It involves only text.

  • It becomes a part of the link.

  • It is the part of hypermedia.

  • It allows the user to traverse through text in a non-linear fashion.

  • It allows users to move from one document to another in a single click.

  • The user can click on the hypertext or the ‘goto’ links.

  • It helps the user move to the next document.

  • It also helps the user move from one page of a document to the other page.

  • It doesn’t provide a great user experience to the user.

  • Example includes reading a blog on a website, and click on goto links to move to the next part.


  • It refers to connecting the hypertext with media such as graphics, sounds, and animations.

  • It involves graphics, image, video, and audio.

  • It can be understood as the improved version of hypertext.

  • Text with multimedia is a part of the link.

  • It allows the user to click on the text or any other multimedia to move from one page to another page.

  • It gives flexibility of movement.

  • It attracts more number of users.

  • It provides a better user experience.

  • Example includes reading an article on a website, and click on an image takes the user to its associated page.