Day 1: Web Basics
The web is the backbone of the internet, and the largest application platform today. As we will see, this is all due to a core characteristic:
The web is simple.
Think about it - when you want to check Facebook, you just type
facebook.com in your browser, press Enter, *poof* and you suddenly know what all your friends ate this morning. This simplicity isn't apparent - although there are some complex things going on, most of the behind-the-scenes stuff is pretty easy to understand.
What we'll do today is learn the bare minimum that we need to know in order to develop a website. We'll see how the browser works, we'll learn how the server knows what data to send us, and we'll find out how designers make websites look pretty.
Let's dig in!