Web Technology Basics


Web Technology Information: A Primer

Would you like to use Web innovations such as podcasts and wikis, but aren't sure how? Find out with the Web Technology Information Web Guide. You'll discover that the Web is filled with instruction manuals to get you going with plug-ins, RSS, mpegs, mp3s, Web 2.0, YouTube and more. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.

Web Technology Basics

Before you explore all the wonderful media and tools on the Web, it's important to get acquainted with Web technology basics.

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  • The sites in this section provide a good foundation for using the Web, and will be useful to consult for the other topics in this guide.
  • Knowing key shortcuts in your Web browser can speed up surfing. Visit a browser's Web site for tutorials. Newbie.org has a browser tutorial for Mozilla Firefox; tutorials for other browsers can be found on the upper left of the page.

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