Chapter 1. How Web Publishing Works


What Do I Mean by Web Publishing, Anyway?

Simple Website in Five Steps

Anatomy of a URL

Smart Web Pages


What Do I Mean by Web Publishing, Anyway?

If you are reading this book, I feel I can safely assume that you are interested in building a website. Perhaps you are already familiar with Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), PHP, or the general concepts behind the broad topic of web publishing.

To make sure we’re speaking the same language, I want to define my use of the term web publishing:

“To make HTML available on the Internet for people to view in a web browser.”

This is a very narrow definition of the term, but it’s all I am able to cover in this book. And, it’s plenty to ...

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