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What is a Browser

  • The extras folder has a copy of the file called What is a Browser-Dreamweavercc.jpg used for this lesson
  • The web was created as a way for researchers to share research information
  • The browser is used to read the HTML tags
  • The web began as text, bulleted and numbered lists and hyperlinks
  • As the web began to take off, users wanted it to be better organized
  • Additional HTML tags were added in order to allow for a page to be better organized and include images
  • Web page content is provided using HTML tags
  • The HTML tags on a web page provide structure for the web page
  • The content for a web page is either static, meaning it never changes, or is provided when the web page is requested using a database to provide the content
  • All content ends up within HTML tags in order to be displayed onto the web page
  • Styling for the web page content is done using CSS
  • A browser is comprised of the following:
    • HTML Parser - reads the HTML tags on the page to set up the page structure
    • CSS Interpreter - reads the CSS style rules on a web page to format and position web page content
    • JavaScript interpreter - reads the JavaScript on a web page and awaits event triggers which causes JavaScript to run additional code on a web page

What is a Browser

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • A Browser is a Software That Reads a Web Page 0:10
    • 3 Parts of a Browser
    • How is a Page Read by the Browser?
  • HTML 0:59
    • Parser
    • Page Structure
    • Header Tags
    • Paragraph Tags
    • Other HTML Tags
    • Content
    • Static Content
    • Dynamic Content
  • CSS 3:07
    • Formatting
    • Positioning
    • Example of Page Layout
    • Styling Can Include Images
  • JavaScript 4:28
    • User Interactivity
    • CSS and JavaScript are Interpreters
    • In Terms of Cross Browser Compatibility