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As the Internet continues to develop as the central resource for entertainment, news, communication, and research, Web 101 continues to include all the tools readers need to acquire a foundational understanding of the online resources available today and how to take full advantage of the Web’s power. Lehnert and Kopec cover the fundamentals of the Internet’s most popular features—communication tools, e-mail, searching, personal safety, and software—with new material on social networking and Web construction and design. Web 101 gives readers all the background information and tools they need to become proficient users and savvy content-providers of the Internet.
Getting Started; Personal Safety Online; E-mail Management; Web 2.0; Find What You Want—Fast!; Software on the Internet; E-Commerce; Encryption and the Internet; Basic Web Page Construction; Advanced Web Page Construction; HTML Character Codes; Style Sheets; File Types; Copyright Law. For all readers interested in the fundamentals of the Internet's most popular features.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321424679
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 912
  • Sales rank: 1,293,993
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Wendy G. Lehnert teaches in the Department of Computer Science for UMASS-Amherst, where she developed the course upon which Web 101 is based.

Richard Kopec is a professor of Computer Science at Saint Edward’s University in Texas. Kopec’s professional interests include Internet technology, Internet applications, Web page programming, and computer architecture and design. He received his PhD at Indiana University, Bloomington.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. First Things First
1.1 Taking Charge
1.2 Computer Basics
1.3 Units of Memory
1.4 The Internet
1.5 Host Machines and Host Names
1.6 Speed and Bottlenecks
1.7 The Client/Server Software Model
1.8 The World Wide Web and Web Browsers
1.9 How to Get Online
1.10 Browser Tips and Tricks
1.11 Alternate Web Browsers

Chapter 2. Personal Safety Online
2.1 Taking Charge
2.2 Acceptable Use Policies
2.3 Password Security
2.4 Phishing and Identity Theft
2.5 Viruses, Trojan Horses, and Worms
2.6 E-Mail Viruses
2.7 Hacker Attacks and Intrusions
2.8 Firewalls
2.9 Protecting Your Privacy
2.10 Libel and Lawsuits
2.11 Threats and Harassment
2.12 Software Piracy and Copyright Infringements
2.13 Pornography and Other Lapses in Good Taste
2.14 Hoaxes and Legends
2.15 Laptops and Wireless Networks
2.16 Summary of Computer Software-Based Risks and Nuisances

Chapter 3. E-Mail Management
3.1 Taking Charge
3.2 Basic E-Mail Client Operations
3.3 MIME Attachments and HTML-Enabled Clients
3.4 E-Mail Netiquette and Netspeak
3.5 SMTP and Mail Servers
3.6 HTTP, POP, and IMAP
3.7 Filtering and Routing
3.8 Web-Based E-Mail Accounts

Chapter 4. Web 2.0
4.1 Getting Started
4.2 Blogs
4.3 Social Networking
4.4 RSS
4.5 Wikis and Folksonomies
4.6 Discussion Groups
4.7 Internet Relay Chat, Web-Based Chat, and Instant Messaging
4.8 The Psychology of Chat Rooms
4.9 Google Earth

Chapter 5. Find What You Want—Fast!
5.1 Taking Charge
5.2 More about Subject Trees and Clearinghouses
5.3 General Search Engines and Meta Search Engines
5.4 Tools of the Trade
5.5 Searching the "Invisible Web"
5.6 Assessing Credibility on the Web

Chapter 6. Software on the Internet
6.1 Taking Charge
6.2 Open Source versus Proprietary Software versus Freeware
6.3 File Formats
6.4 Trouble-Free Downloads
6.5 Antivirus Protection
6.6 Installation Tips
6.7 Spyware and Adware
6.8 File Download Utilities
6.9 Software Clearinghouse
6.10 FTP Software Archives and Clients
6.11 Managing Your Software
6.12 Finding Good Software Reviews

Chapter 7. E-Commerce
7.1 Taking Charge
7.2 Online Shopping Risks and Safeguards
7.3 Secure Servers and Secure Web Pages
7.4 Commercial and Self-Regulation
7.5 Online Auctions

Chapter 8. Encryption and the Internet
8.1 Taking Charge
8.2 Private-Key Encryption
8.3 Public-Key Encryption
8.4 Digital Signatures
8.5 Key Management
8.6 Counterfeit Keys
8.7 Key Certification
8.8 Digital Certificates
8.9 Strong and Weak Encryption

Chapter 9. Basic Web Page Construction
9.1 Taking Charge
9.2 Copyright Basics
9.3 Planning Your Web Page
9.4 Creatng Web Pages with a WYSIWYG Editor
9.5 Publishing Your Web Page
9.6 Image File Formats
9.7 All about Color
9.8 Background Patterns
9.9 Image-Processing Utilities
9.10 Creating a Navigation Bar
9.11 A Web Site Construction Checklist

Chapter 10. Advanced Web Page Construction
10.1 Taking Charge
10.2 What Is HTML?
10.3 Style Sheets
10.4 Client-Side Image Maps
10.5 Introduction to Interactive Web Pages

Chapter 11. Web Pages and Scripting Alternatives
11.1 Taking Charge
11.2 CGI Scripts
11.3 Java Applets
11.4 Data-Driven Web Pages
11.5 XML
11.6 AJAX
11.7 PHP
11.8 How Far Can You Go without Programming?

Each chapter concludes with Things to Remember, Important Concepts, Where Can I Learn More?, Problems and Exercises, and Above & Beyond.

A HTML Tags and Attributes
B Style Sheets
C UNIX File Types
D All about Copyright

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