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20 March 2011

20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web

Yesterday I wrote about MathBoard, a Chrome app is an example of HTML5.  Another page of HTML5 is Google's new book about the Internet: 20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web.
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"How do browsers and the web actually work? What is HTML5—or HTML, for that matter? What do terms like “cookies” or “cloud computing” even mean? More practically, how can we keep ourselves safe from security threats like viruses when we’re online?" Read more about the book at the Official Google Blog)

Though the book "acts" like page-turning books on web pages we've come to love (like this one), that are built in Flash, the "20 Things" book is really a web page written in HTML5, JavaScript and CSS - there is no slow-loading Flash plugin.

Though the illustrations by Christoph Niemann might lead you to think this is a children's book - it isn't.

(Investigating Mr. Niemann's web links, I found this video. It is only tangentially connected to the subject of this post; I thought you would enjoy it.)