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Intro to Making a Website

Download the lecture slides here and the demo code from lecture here


By Mark Zhang

New to web programming? This series of video lectures provides a gentle introduction to web programming. We first look at what happens behind the scenes when you access a website in your browser, then briefly survey core technologies in web programming.

For those following the 6.470 lectures, the videos provide more detail on some topics we glossed during lecture, particularly on URLs, IP addresses, and DNS lookup.


Accessing a Website

The Internet and IP Addresses

IPs versus URLs

DNS Lookup

HTTP Requests and Server Side Processing

Client Side Technologies

Server Side Technologies

Additional Technologies

Web Hosting and Conclusion


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