You use it every day, for banking, researching, shopping, and social media, but do you really know how the web works? In this course, author James Williamson introduces the technology that makes the web run, the terminology involved, and how it all comes together to power the websites we know and love. He covers the alphabet soup of technologies involved (HTML, CSS, URL, DNS, HTTP, and IPv6), and explains what separates the front end (what we see) from the back end (what we don't) on the web. This course is your "plain English" guide to the world of domains, databases, servers, and the technology that makes the web work. (Lynda)
Please complete the following sections of this lecture: 1. Introduction to the Web; and, 2. Front End Technology.
Feel free to watch more, but this class deals with what we call "front end" web technology, so to watch further in this lecture is beyond the scope of this class. (If you are interested in back end technology, check out the newly rewritten IST256 next semester.)
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Web Technology Fundamentals. Lynda.psu.edu.