Chapter 1 – Internet and Web Basics
The Internet and the Web are parts of our daily lives. How did they begin? What networking protocols and programming languages work behind the scenes to display a web page? This chapter provides an introduction to some of these topics and is a foundation for the information that web developers need to know.
This chapter also gets you started with your very first web page. You'll be introduced to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), the language used to create web pages. Resource websites and chapter links are listed below.
Internet & Web Standards
Accessibility & Universal Design
Internet & Web Trends
Blogs & Wikis
RSS & Podcasting
The Internet & Web - Critical Thinking
Take a moment to carefully consider some of the issues below:
- Has the Internet changed the way that you communicate with your friends and family, work on school assignments, research and compare products? If so, how? Cite specific examples. How do you think it will impact these activities in the future?
- To see an overview of the evolution of the Internet between 2002 and 2012, view "The Internet a Decade Later," an infographic by http://www.bestedsites.com. What changes do you consider most important, most surprising, and most influential? Choose one topic that interests you. Make a prediction about the state of the topic ten years from now.
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