Understanding the Web
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Understanding the Web

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You want to better understand the Web, that is, both its history and also main technical terminology? This is the bundle that gives you a jumpstart, featuring Jay Hoffmann’s The History of the Web and Jens Oliver Meiert’s The Web Development Glossary.

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    • Non-Fiction
    • Web Development
    • Reference
    • History
    • Computers and Programming
    • Software Engineering
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JavaScript
    • Technical Communication
    • Computer Science

About the Books

The History of the Web, Volume I

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The History of the Web is a newsletter I write each week. It is the culmination of years and years of research, endless reams of notes, and a deep passion for the World Wide Web distilled down to an interesting new story plucked from the web's past each week. It's been an incredible (and unexpected) journey, and something I'm extremely proud of.

Over the past two years, I've written about sixty entries. All of them have now been compiled into this book, Volume I. Buried inside you'll find fascinating narrative threads from the web's history, starting all the way from the beginning and straight on through to the very first browsers, the emergence of web design, to the evolving landscape of our online world. You can learn all about:

  • Why we use the img tag instead of the image tag
  • The very first search engine (hint, it's not Google!)
  • The communities of people that stand at the heart of the World Wide Web

When I originally sent these out, they were in what amounts to an essentially random order, retelling each story as I uncovered it in my research. For this book, though, I wanted to do something special. So I went all the way back to the beginning and rearranged each chapter in chronological order. Now you can experience history as it was meant to be, as a living, breathing, evolving story.

If you're reading this, you love the web like I do. And if you do love the web, I guarantee you'll love the tidbits hidden throughout this book. You might even learn a thing or two.

The Web Development Glossary

More Than 2,000 Key Terms for Developers
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The Web Development Glossary is probably the largest of its kind. With more than 2,000 terms and explanations it acquaints and reunites you with the major standards and concepts of the Web, with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, accessibility, security, performance, code quality, internationalization, localization, editors and tooling and more.

The glossary then goes beyond web development, touching on computer science, design, typography, usability and user experience, information as well as project management, other disciplines of interest and relevance to the modern developer. It goes beyond, inspiring the curiosity to learn more about the Web and the people creating and using it. And still it is a glossary, of a couple of thousand terms for developers, leaning on (and giving back to) Wikipedia and the MDN Web Docs.

→ This is the book if you choose to extend and validate your web and software development knowledge.

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