As the Internet continues to develop as the central resource for entertainment, news, communication, and research, Web 101 continues to include all the tools students need to acquire a foundational understanding of the online resources available today and how to take full advantage of the Web's power. Ideal for an Internet literacy course, 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 students all the background information and tools they need to become proficient users and savvy content-providers of the Internet.
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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.
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.
Appendixes A HTML Tags and Attributes B Style Sheets C UNIX File Types D All about Copyright
Web 101 by Wendy G. Lehnert
Wendy G. Lehnert
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