Introduction to the Internet
What is the Internet <ul><li>The Internet, or World Wide Web, is global network linking various computers  and networks to...
Connecting to the Internet <ul><li>Connection to the internet requires an Internet Service Provider (the bridge between co...
Web Browsers <ul><li>Software used to view web pages on the internet (uses GUI) </li></ul><ul><li>Allows viewing and movin...
Web Address Structure <ul><li>1) http:// (hypertext transfer protocol- identifies language being used to view pages) </li>...
Web Address Structure <ul><li>Domain names can tell you who is providing the website, where .com generally refers to comme...
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Intro To The Internet

  1. 1. Introduction to the Internet
  2. 2. What is the Internet <ul><li>The Internet, or World Wide Web, is global network linking various computers and networks together </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet began as a small network of govt. computers using a text based system </li></ul><ul><li>Evolved into a graphical user interface which we recognize today (web pages) </li></ul><ul><li>Web pages contain links to other pages (distinguishing feature) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Connecting to the Internet <ul><li>Connection to the internet requires an Internet Service Provider (the bridge between computers) </li></ul><ul><li>Connection types: Dial-up, DSL, Cable, Wireless (Costs vary) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Web Browsers <ul><li>Software used to view web pages on the internet (uses GUI) </li></ul><ul><li>Allows viewing and moving between pages by left-clicking links or entering web addresses </li></ul>
  5. 5. Web Address Structure <ul><li>1) http:// (hypertext transfer protocol- identifies language being used to view pages) </li></ul><ul><li>2)WWW (identifies use of the World Wide Web) – most need this, some dont </li></ul><ul><li>3)Site name - name of the site to be visited </li></ul><ul><li>4)Domain name – identifies type of webpage (ex. .com, .org, .gov) </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. http://www.nypl.org </li></ul>
  6. 6. Web Address Structure <ul><li>Domain names can tell you who is providing the website, where .com generally refers to commercial, .gov to government, .edu to educational institutions, etc </li></ul><ul><li>There are no spaces in a web address, separation is represented with underscores (“_”) </li></ul><ul><li>Email addresses are different than web addresses (web addresses do not use the @ symbol seen with email addresses) </li></ul>

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