In this episode, we’ll introduce you to the internet, give you a simple framework for how the web works as well as introduce you to what a website is on a practical level.
Despite popular belief, the internet is not a series of tubes or your web browser. If you grew up in the 90s with movies like Lawnmower Man, Hackers or The Net your brain has been tainted by Hollywood's vision of internet cyberspace. We'll take you on the dime tour of the web, dispelling myths about tubes and Second Life-like virtual realities. We'll also show you that a website is just a collection of files connected to a domain name that link to each other.
We'll round out the video with a short introduction to the two most important coding languages on the web: HTML and CSS. We'll discover that HTML is used to encode all of your site's content, while CSS is the style master, controlling the visual appearance of that HTML content. Check out the example site that we built, which we’ll reference later on in the series as we explain more about HTML and CSS. In next week’s episode, we’ll dig a bit deeper into HTML!