Light on the Internet; Essentials of the Internet and the World Wide Web

Light on the Internet; Essentials of the Internet and the World Wide Web

by Wendy G. Lehnert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201612666

ISBN-13: 9780201612660

Pub. Date: 02/22/1999

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

"I enjoyed the content and the author's writing style. She strives to make complicated topics fun and enjoyable to read. She covers topics very well, and ensures that the students are able to move from the basic to the advanced concepts in a logical fashion."
—Prof. Brandon Alt, Montana State University -

Overview

"I enjoyed the content and the author's writing style. She strives to make complicated topics fun and enjoyable to read. She covers topics very well, and ensures that the students are able to move from the basic to the advanced concepts in a logical fashion."
—Prof. Brandon Alt, Montana State University - College of Technology

"It is clear and concise, yet it handles complicated topics with ease. I think the greatest appeal will be that a lot of information and "how-to" tips are presented in a relatively short book."
—Prof. Amy W. Boykin, Christopher Newport University

Light on the Internet will appeal to readers with little or no experience using the Internet and the World Wide Web. It covers the basic skills needed to get up and running on the Internet and integrates discussions of user responsibility in each chapter. Some of the things that readers of Light on the Internet will come to understand include how to:

  • Work with E-mail
  • Browse and conduct effective searches on the WWW
  • Construct web pages
  • Act in a socially responsible manner on the Internet

Coming Soon:
Learn the Internet by using the Internet!

Light on the Internet features a web site that is-in essence-an extension of the book. This web site streamlines the process of transforming instruction into action, encouraging the crucial hands-on experimentation that leads to true Internet mastery. Itfeatures:

  • Platform specific information for Windows, Macintosh, and Unix
  • Software specific checklists for various browsers and E-mail packages
  • Timely supplemental readings
  • Links to related topics
  • Additional resources for instructors
  • Regular updates by the author to maintain currency


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201612660
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
02/22/1999
Pages:
249
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 First Things First
1(22)
1.1 What Is the Internet?
1(1)
1.2 Getting On the Internet
2(2)
1.3 Host Machines and Host Names
4(2)
1.4 Bandwidth, Kilobytes, and Other Jargon
6(4)
1.5 The Client/Server Software Model
10(2)
1.6 The World Wide Web and Web Browsers
12(3)
1.7 Illegal Activities: How to Stay Out of Trouble
15(5)
Problems and Exercises
20(3)
CHAPTER 2 Working with E-mail
23(36)
2.1 E-mail: The Prototypical Online Experience
23(1)
2.2 E-mail Netiquette
24(2)
2.3 Anatomy of an E-mail Message
26(4)
2.4 What to Expect from Your Mail Program
30(1)
2.5 Viewing Your Inbox
31(2)
2.6 Viewing Individual Mail Messages
33(1)
2.7 Sending a New Mail Message
34(4)
2.8 Replying to and Forwarding E-mail Messages
38(3)
2.9 Binary Files and MIME Attachments
41(4)
2.10 Mailing Lists
45(8)
2.11 Internet Abuse and Privacy Issues
53(3)
Problems and Exercises
56(3)
CHAPTER 3 The World Wide Web
59(44)
3.1 Everything But a Card Catalog
59(4)
3.2 Web Browser Tips and Tricks
63(9)
3.3 Search Engines
72(4)
3.4 Subject Trees
76(4)
3.5 Clearinghouses
80(3)
3.6 Assessing Web Page Credibility
83(4)
3.7 Downloading Files from the Web
87(4)
3.8 Virus Risks and Safeguards
91(2)
3.9 Privacy on the Web
93(8)
Problems and Exercises
101(2)
CHAPTER 4 Search Strategies for the Web
103(40)
4.1 Order from Chaos
103(3)
4.2 Basic Information Retrieval Concepts
106(13)
4.3 Some Search Expeditions
119(12)
4.4 Search Engines and Web Coverage
131(1)
4.5 Meta Search Engines and All-in-One Pages
132(5)
4.6 General Tips to Remember
137(2)
Problems and Exercises
139(4)
CHAPTER 5 Building a Web Page
143(42)
5.1 Your First Web Page
143(15)
5.2 Working with Text
158(6)
5.3 Working with Graphics
164(13)
5.4 Remember the Big Picture
177(4)
Problems and Exercises
181(4)
CHAPTER 6 Building a Web Site
185(36)
6.1 Tips for a Faster, Better Web Site
185(5)
6.2 URLs and Pathnames
190(6)
6.3 Using Tables and Frames
196(11)
6.4 Copyright Law and the Internet
207(11)
Problems and Exercises
218(3)
APPENDIX A Internet Service Providers 221(4)
APPENDIX B When to Talk to Technical Support Staff 225(2)
APPENDIX C HTML Tags and Attributes 227(4)
Glossary 231(12)
Credits 243(2)
Index 245

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