Assignment 1-1: HTML and NVU Introduction
COMP107: Introduction to Web Authoring
Professor Tina Comston
10 January 2009
When it comes to the business, whether it be freelance or professional there are several things to be considered, as well as several different kinds of easy to use programs available to make the whole process that much efficient One thing to be considered or a question to be answered rather is what is the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web? What is a scripting language such as HTML, and what does it do for the Internet? When making a web page what is the best program to use? How does the “Fair Use” doctrine of the U.S. copyright statue apply to web authoring? In the following, these questions will be answered and considerations discussed because they all serve as a good starting base becoming a Web authorer.
How to understand the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web is a rather simple thing to do. The typical “web surfer” believes the Internet and the World Wide Web to be one in the same. However, this is a very common place misunderstanding. Although the Internet and World Wide Web are similar in process, they are structured rather differently. The Internet is actually a networking infrastructure; a networks of networks. Information travels through the internet using a variety of languages, known as protocols, so long as the computer(s) trying to talk to one another are connected to the Internet. The World Wide Web or Web is an informational medium source used to access information over the Internet. Protocols, such as HTTP, are used to transmit data in this way. Applications or Web browsers, such as Internet Explorer or Firefox use Web pages that are linked together via hyperlinks to send and receive such information. When broken down, the Web is a simple tool used in conjunction with the Internet (Webopedia, 2008). The Web is like the card catalog of the Internet....