"20 Things I learned about Browsers and the Web"

Google launches illustrated guide to the web

To mark the 20th anniversary of the publishing of a paper calling for the creation of the World Wide Web, Google has released an online guidebook called 20 Things I learned about Browsers and the Web.

Two decades after Tim Berners-Lee authored that “WorldWideWeb: Proposal for a HyperText Project”, the web is an “explosion of pages and apps teeming with videos, photos and interactive content,” wrote Google’s Chrome browser product manager Min Li Chan on the Google Blog.

To help answer questions about how the web works, what is HTML5 and what terms are such as cookies and cloud computing, Google teamed up with the illustrator Christoph Neimann in order to produce the online guide book.

“This handy guide is for those of us who’d like to better understand the technologies we use every day,” said Chan.

The “20 things” is written by Google’s Chrome browser team and was an example of continuing the company’s tradition of finding new ways to help explain complex but fascinating ideas and technology, Google said. It’s also possible to continue reading the book even when offline although naturally Google said it works best in Chrome.

The online book is at www.20thingsilearned.com.

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