Getting Ready to Create Websites
In this chapter, you get ready to create your website or websites. You learn the essentials of how the Web works and the technologies that power it, plan your website, and install the apps you will need to create the website. You also get a domain name and web hosting if you do not already have them.
Grasp How the Web Works
The World Wide Web, nowadays usually just called the Web, consists of a vast number of websites accessible through the Internet using a web browser. Each website contains one or more web pages — usually, many more. Each web page is identified by a unique address called a Uniform Resource Locator, or URL. To request a web page, the user enters its URL in a web browser app, either by typing the URL or by clicking a link. The web server hosting the website transmits the requested page to the browser, which displays the contents for the user to view.
What Is a Web Page?
A web page is a digital document that is accessed through the Web using a web browser ...