Without it, you wouldn’t be able to watch all those YouTube videos. You wouldn’t be able to let the world know what you had to eat for lunch on Facebook, or tweet out a hashtag for the latest global silliness. You wouldn’t be able to experience Caterday every weekend. You wouldn’t be able to file your taxes online, find a new home, look for a job, take classes, get a map to a location, or access your email. You wouldn’t be able to hangout on Google Hangouts or Skype, Jabber, or Viber with friends and family around the world. You wouldn’t be able to “google it” to find the answer to the question. You also wouldn’t be able to blog.
The web browser is our gateway to the web, the door through which we virtually walk to discover the world around us.
Many say the web is the great democratizer, allowing anyone with an Internet connection access to the world’s collective knowledge. I say it is the web browser. Without it, that access would be constrained to email or code based requests to databases.
The web browser is a graphical interface on the world of the web, allowing us to see and experience the data. And it is all data, a collection of pixels displaying fonts, colors, images, video, and the web browser converts it into a readable and accessible format for the human experience.
Web Browsers Translate the Virtual and Digital to Readable Content
The purpose of Lorelle’s WordPress School is to teach you WordPress from the inside out. We’ve spent the first part of this educational series teaching you the basics of WordPress, helping you understand how the content features work, publishing posts, styling and structuring those pots, creating links, adding images, video, and starting to customize the look and feel of your site.
Why are the words here italic? How does each word or letter change from the normal font to the italic emphasis?
The web designer or developer would tell you that it is because the words are wrapped with an HTML tag called
<i>). They’d explain how the CSS sets the style for how the HTML tag changes the font to slanted. That’s true, but there is so much more to it.