Preface: I have not used a programming language in ~10 years (i.e. Turbo Pascal for DOS, Basic)...
I need to check out existing Internet webpages and on those pages, I'll need to analyze the contents of that webpage & create an entry in a database (for each webpage) where different fields will show the different characteristics of that page (e.g. a field for what year the webpage was created, a field for "the author of the article" which appears on that page, a field for "Is this article still relevant today, as it was when it was written?",...)
I am thinking the easiest way to analyze many pages, is to create a Windows program which runs in a "always-on-top" window, which is ~1/16th the size of the full screen dimensions (such that if you're running Windows at 800x600, then this always-on-top window will be 200x150 pixels in dimension) ... such that I can easily view the underlying internet webpage & will be able to enter the field values for that webpage, in the always-on-top program.
If possible, instead of copying the URL of the wepage from Internet Explorer & pasting it into the always-on-top program, it would be great if the always-on-top program could have the ability to "suck out" the URL from the underlying IE webpage ... is that possible?
I would then want to save the information of those various webpages into an output file, where that output file can easily be inputted into a "database program".
Can you suggest any programming languages that is easy enough to learn, to create this kind of database-entry like Windows program?