The Missing Link: An Intro to Web Dev and Programming

Want to create your own website? The Missing Link: An Introduction to Web Development and Programming will be your guide. This textbook is key for brand-new computer programming students and anyone interested in crafting a web page or computer application.

The Missing Link: An Introduction to Web Development and Programming provides a broad yet informative overview of web page creation. The textbook presents concepts clearly and visually. However, while concepts of web development are fairly simple, implementation can be challenging. Therefore, the book allows beginners to follow along step by step so they can practice web development on their own. It describes all the different processes that web applications go through from concept to completion. It also provides readers with many tools, not just a few, so they can understand the broad scope of ways to solve problems when programming.

The Missing Link An Introduction to Web Development and Programming

An Introduction to Web Development and Programming splits into sections and chapters. First, the textbook covers basic such as the history of the Internet, current trends, web servers, and fundamental design and development. Then, students will learn about the language used in programming. This includes creating HTML files, page and text layout, forms, tables, graphics and navigation, which are the basic components of a web page. The textbook also gives useful tips on coding for media and mobile devices, as well as styling fonts. The following chapters explain more tools for customizing, such as JavaScript and CSS. The book also dives into data and site maps. It wraps up with tables of tables and figures, which are handy references to peek back on periodically.

Michael Mendez is a professional web developer working in the information technology field for more than 12 years. In his career, he has offered all types of website and technical support to small and medium-sized businesses, as well as public sector agencies. He provides hardware and network installation, web development, systems maintenance, and other crucial services for the 21st century. He’s made sites for academia, media, emergency management, non-profit, business-to-business, and business-to-consumer companies and organizations. Mendez is also a professor. He earned a master’s degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia, where he studied computer science, business, and communications.

Publisher: Open SUNY
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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