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World Wide Web

How has it all started ?

Over 30years ago, history was made, by the first ever website, that was published on the internet. In 1989 a british computer scientist, Tim Berners-Lee, who was a researcher at CERN, invented the World Wide Web. The primary intention, was to share information between scientists in universities and institutes around the world.

On the 30th of April 1993, CERN launched the world wide web to a public domain. It was released with an open licence, to maximize it's potential.

In the early 1990's there where huge battles for which browsers will florish the most, to handle the world wide web. In the late 1990's the Cascading Style Sheets was proposed by Håkon Wium Lie, a Norwegian web pioneer.

HTML has since been upgraded over the years with much more new elements and styles. The latest HTML version is HTML5, and CSS3 for CSS.

What is web development ?

Web development is one of the most demanding jobs, in the today's web industry. The major three types of web development titles are Front-end Developer, Back-end Developer and the Full-stack Developer.

Front-end Developer

The Front-end Developer implements web design in the front end of the website using the three key languages, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It is important for the developer to use code supported by multiple browsers and multiple devices's screen dimensions. Other skills are nowadays important to learn, like jQuery(JavaScript library), BoootStrap(CSS library), frameworks, Restful Api's(facebook api, google maps api, etc...)

Back-end Developer

The Back-end Developer on the other hand, handles requests from the Front-end Developer and makes sure all data transmitted is secure, from and to the servers, and to deliver the data requests as requested, in an efficient way. The more popular the website is, the more chances of attacks you might expect from hackers. Back-End Developers use a variety of server-side languages like PHP, which is one of the most popular languages, followed by other powerful languages like Python, Ruby and Java.

Full-stack Developer

The Full-stack Developer does both jobs, front-end and back-end development. In a large scale company, you can be a front-end or a back-end, but usually not both. Full-stack Developers are more likely to work on smaller businesses, which are hired to run and maintain the business's website. Freelancing is a good example for a full-stack developer job.

Ready to start coding ?

Start learning the basic code in HTML and CSS. We have created our pages to be simple and understandable, with examples to easily follow, and with an interactive editor to test your code, like you would in a live server.

Test your new skills, including adding jQuery, Bootstrap, Material-Icons and whatever library you would like to test in our editor.