Chapter 10 Website Technology

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7/30/2009 1 Computing 2010 Chapter 10 Website Technology Computer Information Systems 105 Website Technology Early Website Technology When the Internet was in its early stages from the early 1970s through the 80s, it was still the domain of computer enthusiasts, academicians, and über geeks. Application programming software to make web pages and websites Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Busines didn’t even exist until after Tim Berners Lee invented Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) in 1990. A website is an assortment of Web pages that can include text, images, videos, and other elements that is hosted on a web server accessible via the Internet. Computing 2010 Chapter 10 Website Technology Computer Information Systems 105 Website Technology Hypertext Markup Language HTML is the acronym for Hypertext Markup Language which is the principal programming language resolved and rendered by browsers to display Web pages. Hypertext refers to text on a computer that will lead the user to Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Busines related information and a markup language is a computer programming language using a set of annotations that give browsers the instructions to display text, images, and other web elements on a web page. Computing 2010 Chapter 10 Website Technology Computer Information Systems 105 Website Technology Hypertext Markup Language HTML is represented in the form of tags called elements that are enclosed by angle brackets like “<” and “>”. The brackets help browsers know where information like hyperlinks, paragraphs, lists, colors should be located on a web page, and controls the general appearance of the overall page. Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Busines Basically the bracketed elements of HTML are the method used to portray the arrangement of text based information in a web page document. Example: <title> Yahoo! </title>
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7/30/2009 2 Computing 2010 Chapter 10 Website Technology Computer Information Systems 105 Website Technology Hypertext Markup Language Head Elements typically define a web document’s title, style, and additional information about the document’s author, page description, and keywords to help search engines find the web page. Typical head element tags are as follows: Example: <title> UltraPureCosmetics </title> Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Busines <style></style> tags define an overall style for a webpage by describing fonts, colors, and other design elements. <style>
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