Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Web standards and the W3C, part of Web Development Foundations: Web Technologies.
…One of the most important developments in the evolution…of the Web is the development of web standards.…To understand why web standards are so important, we…first need to consider browsers again for just a…moment. Although many differences still exist between how browsers…handle events, and render page elements, and layout, and…things like that, there really aren't as many differences…now, as there have been in the past. So let's…go back to the mid to late 90s. There we have two browsers. Netscape and…Internet Explorer, both of them were battling…each other for market dominance. Now, some refer…to this period as the browser wars. In order to build better browsers with cooler…capabilities, each one would release proprietary features…that were not supported by any other browser.…
This meant that with every single new release, web…designers would have to learn new ways of developing…websites to take advantage of those features. This would…often lead to designers needing to develop multiple versions…of pages for different browsers. So it was inevitable…
- 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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