Web 101 (3e)
, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
, Saint Edward's University
Pearson Higher Ed USA
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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 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.
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
2.9 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
4.3 Social Networking
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
11.8 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
New to this edition
- New coverage includes recent developments, such as phishing and identity theft, e-mail viruses, RSS and podcasting, and open source vs. proprietary software.
- Two new chapters focus on basic Web construction and design, explaining how to plan, design, and publish Web sites. Chapter 9 uses Macromedia Composer, a free package that is similar to Dreamweaver; Chapter 10 uses HTML and CSS.
- All chapters are up-to-date with current data, including new links, data, and screen shots.
- Two new appendixes cover material on style sheets to help with Web design and construction, and copyright law to keep students up-to-date on the latest developments in Internet regulations.
Features & benefits
- Includes all the relevant material that a novice needs to know to become a powerful user of Web technology.
- Focuses on important legal and ethical aspects of the Web that students must know.
- Each chapter contains a variety of examples and tools to help students practice:
- Things to Remember: Facts, tips, and reminders
- Important Concepts: Key terminology and definitions
- Where Can I Learn More?: URLs for relevant Web sites
- Problems and Exercises, including three special types of questions:
- Find It Online: Find the answer on the Web
- Hands On: Gain experience with software
- Take a Stand: Present and defend an opinion
- A user-centric presentation allows students to tailor the book to their personal needs.
- Written in an engaging and understandable style that non-technical readers will enjoy.
- An open-access Companion Website includes links, PowerPoint® slides, and an appendix giving examples of Web sites with Dreamweaver. Visit the book’s companion website at www.aw-bc.com/lehnert.
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.