How the web works

Names

Just like your personal computer is organized by names and files, a web computer (server) operates in a similar manner when it distributes a website.

Here’s an oversimplification of the process to use a URL to obtain a website:

Graphic showing how computers use names of websites to reach files that compose websites.

To experience this process, we’re going to role play these steps:

Outline showing how computers use names of websites to reach files that compose websites. This outlines our simulation.

Files

All types of files can be transferred to your computer and visualized using a web browser. Let’s explore two file types commonly used to construct websites, HTML and CSS.

You can download your work from above and retain it for our future sessions.