The internet, also known as the World Wide Web, started to really take shapes in the 1980s, and basically has exploded into all aspects in our society. We can find all kind of information in the internet, we can also interact with it, we shop online, we pay our bill, we order food deliveries, we book hotel and airline reservation, we chat, we socialize, … I don’t think we can live without it now.
So have you consider what really happens when when you visit a web site, how information is delivered to you? If you are curious, you can do a “view source” to see the underlying HTML codes. Give it a try, but will probably give you a big headache reading it, as it is usually very complex and long. Today’s web pages are very complex and can deliver very sophisticated user experience to you.
For pure education purpose, I would like to drop back to a simple demo. I will introduce you to a very simple HTML page so that you can look under the hood, but also understand it. Even if you are not technical, or that if you are a student trying to learn to code, I hope that this will provide some insight to you.
An HTML page usually consist of 3 core parts:
- HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)
- CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) for visual styling
An HTML document is like the envelope that you can put all your contents into. There are different HTML Tags that gives the specific instruction to the we browser. All HTML document consist of the following simple structure like below, and lots of details will go between the header section and the body section.
<html> <head> <!-- This is the header section --> </head> <body> <!-- This is the body section --> </body> </html>
If you are interested in learning more, here are some links from w3schools:
Hope you enjoy this simple illustration, happy coding !