Lesson 2: Fundamentals of the Web

In this lesson, you’ll learn the fundamentals the Internet and the World Wide Web work and how designing for web differs from other methods of communication.

What you’ll learn in this lesson:

• Fundamentals of web page technology

• The roles of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

• The evolution of web standards

Starting up

You will work with several files from the web02lessons folder in this lesson. Make sure you have loaded the weblessons folder onto your hard-drive from www.digitalclassroombooks.com/webdesign. See “Loading lesson files” in the Starting Up section of this book.


See Lesson 2 in action!

Use the accompanying video to gain a better understanding of how to use some of the features shown in this lesson. You can find the video tutorial for this lesson at www.digitalclassroombooks.com using the URL provided when you registered your book.

How web pages work

You’ll benefit from understanding the structure and function of systems that deliver the work you design across the Internet. This lesson focuses on understanding the structure and function of the Internet and the World Wide Web. Understanding these systems will help you deliver your web design projects more effectively. You will now take a quick look at how websites are hosted and how ...

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