Google have produced a very handy online book explaining how the Web works. 20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web provides explanations about Cloud Computing, HTML, Web apps, browsers, privacy, and a number of other topics that many people would have no clue about.
Most of us use the Web on a daily basis, but many people have no idea how it works or how they can read the information in an URL to determine the nature or validity of a site. The explanations in this book are simply stated, and easy to understand. As you’d expect, the book makes quite a few references to the Google Chrome browser, but that’s fair enough given that they’ve gone to the effort of producing the book and making it freely available for us to use.
We really owe it to ourselves to have a deeper understanding of the Web, especially as it becomes more and more pervasive in our lives. I’ll certainly be using this book with the students I teach.
3 Replies to “Google’s book to help us understand the Web.”
Hi Jenny. My name is Margeaux. I am a student in Dr. Strange’s EDM310 class at the University of South Alabama. I thought that “20 things that I learned about Browsers and the Web” was a great online tool for anyone that has any questions about the Web. A lot of people just use the internet but do not really know a lot about what is behind it. This online book goes into great detail explaining what’s behind the different concepts like malware and cookies, and what exactly they mean. I think that it is safe to say that computers really are so much a part of our lives and predominantly will become more so over the years. Everyone should know as much as they can know about it, especially because for the average person, our personal information is out there. Great tool. Thanks for posting!!!!
Hi Margeaux. Thanks for visiting. I enjoy seeing students from Dr. Strange’s class pop in for a visit. Hope the course goes well for you, and that you make practical use of what you’re learning in a classroom someday.
Jenny : )
Thanks! I find what we are doing fascinating because this is the first time that I have really been exposed to it. So I am thankful for that. I am learning a lot.