Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Anatomy of a URL, part of Web Development Foundations: Web Technologies.
…Web design is filled with elements that just seem…to fade into the background. We use them over…and over to build sites, but never really give…them a whole lot of thought. URLs certainly fit into…that category and if there's any one part of…web design that is sadly overlooked, it's learning exactly…what a URL is. URL is short for Uniform…Resource Locator. Although we tend to think of them as…a single entity that's used for links or web addresses, they're actually made up of…several parts. And the syntax used within them helps servers determine what type…of file you're looking for, where to find that file, and can also pass along several…optional parameters to the server. Let's start by examining a common…URL and identifying the different parts of it. So, here I am into my browser and if I…type in http://www.lynda.com…into my browser, it navigates me to the home page of lynda.com.…
Just as you'd expect. But let's take a closer look at this. The first part of the…link, the http: is known as the protocol. In this case it tells the browser…
- Working with web clients and servers
- Exploring HTTP
- How browsers work
- Structuring HTML
- Controlling presentation with CSS
- Dealing with data
- Working with a content management system (like WordPress)
- Using cloud services
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to the Web
2. Front-End Technology
3. Back-End Technology
4. Assembly Technologies
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