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100 Ideas that Changed the Web by Jim Boulton

By Jim Boulton

This cutting edge name appears to be like on the historical past of the net from its early roots within the examine initiatives of the USA executive to the interactive on-line global we all know and use today.

Fully illustrated with photographs of early computing gear and the interior tale of the net world's movers and shakers, the e-book explains the origins of the Web's key applied sciences, resembling hypertext and mark-up language, the social rules that underlie its networks, similar to open resource, and inventive commons, and key moments in its improvement, resembling the stream to broadband and the Dotcom Crash. Later rules examine the origins of social networking and the most recent advancements on the net, comparable to The Cloud and the Semantic Web.

Following the layout of the former titles within the sequence, this e-book should be in a brand new, smaller structure. It presents an educated and engaging illustrated background of our such a lot used and fastest-developing know-how.

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The website then uses this information to tailor the experience, avoiding the need for users to enter the same information repeatedly. Lou Montulli, who wrote a large chunk of the code for Netscape Navigator, invented the cookie. One of his many challenges was how to support e-commerce, particularly partially completed transactions. For security reasons, he did not want the information stored on the server. He needed to find a way to store the information on the user’s computer instead. His solution was the cookie.

In the mid-80s, Adobe, Apple and Aldus created a new paradigm – desktop publishing (DTP). ABOVE: Aldus PageMaker was the first desktop publishing software, introduced in 1985 for the Apple Macintosh. OPPOSITE: A selection of icons created by Susan Kare for the Apple Macintosh. The home-publishing revolution began at Xerox PARC. Like many other PARC employees, John Warnock became frustrated at Xerox’s refusal to market his innovation, so he left to form his own company. The product he had created was PostScript, a programming language to control the laser printer.

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