Learn how the web works. Explore the web programming fundamentals you need to know to build robust applications and websites.
- If you're like me, you spend part of your day touching or clicking on links and typing URLs in the address bar of your favorite browser. Many of our daily interactions with information, businesses, and services now happen over the World Wide Web, and the majority of them happen in a good old web browser on a computer or mobile device, which begs an important question. What exactly happens when you type a URL in that address bar or click on a link to a webpage? And how are these websites and applications put together in the first place? Knowing how the internet works and how to work with it, all the way the from the code editor to the mobile browser and beyond, is essential to anyone wanting to publish their ideas on the web.
What you have now is a local copy of the web document running in your browser. Unplug the web, and the page persists. Reconnect the web, click on a link, and the whole process starts over. That was the high-level version. Now it's time to dig in and really understand all the pieces that make up the web we all know and love. Let's get cracking.
- From URL to website
- Structure of a web document
- Dual-purpose code
- Browsers and editors