The World Wide Web is a digitized global network of computer networks. It is the sum of all the parts which includes HTML pages, video streaming services, and YouTube videos. The web can be seen as an information system that includes databases that store websites, wikis, blogs, and other content on servers.
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What is the World Wide Web?
The Web starts with a protocol, which was developed in 1989 by Tim Berners Lee. It’s called Hypertext Transfer Protocol and it allows for two-way communication between computers on the internet. This means that people can communicate over the web using their own home computer or mobile device to transfer files, create websites, send emails, etc.
How does HTML work? As I mentioned before there are servers that store content but what about when you view something like this article from your browser window (Chrome)? That is because of HTML – HyperText Markup Language. You may know it as “the language of webpage publishing” although its original intention was not for making webpages.
HTML is what tells your browser which part of the page to display right now – for example, this text that you are reading.
Basically there’s a hierarchy and at the top, it starts with an HTML tag called “head” (without a closing head tag). Inside of the head tag, we find information like how wide or long our webpage should be as well as where images can be found on our server.
Below that comes “title” which defines the title of our document: “The Web”. We place all preformatted text between two tags so they don’t render when viewed by someone else’s browser window (Chrome) and finally below all content goes another opening/closing tag which is called “body”.
In the body, we find all of our content, such as text and images that you can see on this page right now!
Please note: some browsers have different interpretations for how they should render a web document than other browsers do – it’s important to consider Arial or Verdana fonts instead of Times New Roman (unless the design calls for very large font sizes).
It doesn’t matter what browser someone uses when viewing your webpage; just so long as their browser has HTML rendering capabilities then, either way will create a functional webpage.
The Web refers collectively to any computer network in which websites are hosted by the system known as “The World Wide Web”.
The Web is the term to describe all of those websites hosted by this system that are accessible via a web browser.
By way of example, the Web is a system that has made it possible to access websites like Wikipedia.org from any location on Earth at any time in history…
The World Wide Web or “WWW” as its often called was invented by Sir Tim Berners Lee and his team while working for CERN starting around 1989 – 1990.
Soon after this invention became popular, pages became created which were not linked together according to various topics which led to more navigation difficulties than before when everything was orderly arranged into folders (or directories) that one could browse through linearly without having much difficulty finding what they wanted. This new paradigm shifted the world’s interest away from using file managers such as Windows Explorer or Finder and instead people started using the web as their primary navigational tool which led to the creation of more and more websites.
By 1993, only a few years after its invention in 1990, Web usage had exploded into many countries around the world.
The very first graphical browser was developed by Marc Andreessen’s company called Mosaic Communications Corporation or “Mosaic” for short! It would later be renamed Netscape Navigator which became popular due to it being free while Microsofts internet explorer required users to purchase software licenses from them before they could use it. This is one example of how competition between companies can help with innovation since when this happened other browsers such as Opera were also soon released onto the market because there was so much competition.
In 1994, Marc Andreessen founded Mosaic Communications Corporation with Jim Clark which is now known as Netscape Incorporated. – They soon released their first browser developed for use on computers that used windows operating systems such as Windows 95 or 98 but these versions were discontinued when Microsoft introduced internet explorer into its newer operating system releases like 2000, XP, and Vista. This innovation became a key part of how computer software companies compete since they want people to buy the latest version so those who didn’t purchase them were left out unless they had an older computer running one of the older versions.
Netscape was not able to compete against Internet Explorer which is a proprietary product of Microsoft Corporation, so they later sold their company in 1998 to AOL for approximately $58 million and went bankrupt after that transaction took place. – The world wide web or WWW as it became known has grown over time with more innovations coming into play such as HTML (HTML stands for Hypertext markup language) which allows you to create text documents using hyperlinks within them, JPEGs (JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group), GIFs which are graphics interchange format files, PNGs which stand for Portable Network Graphics Files and MPGs which stand for Moving Pictures experts group).