Treehouse NewsNew Course: How the Web Works

Joy Kesten
writes on April 27, 2015

Joy Kesten returns in the new How the Web Works course.

In order to surf the world wide web, you need an application called a web browser. You’re probably familiar with this. You might even be learning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to program for the web. But have you ever looked into how it works?

In this course, we’ll dissect each aspect of how the web works. You’ll learn about URLs, domain names, IP addresses, the domain name system, and the HTTP protocol, to be fully prepared for web development or just a more knowledgeable web user.


We have new courses at Treehouse every week, so keep an eye on our Roadmap and stay tuned for much, much more to come!

4 Responses to “New Course: How the Web Works”

  1. This is a great idea for a video course. I find that a lot of people working on the web don’t understand the basics such as DNS or how requests happen which is crucial when you are building web apps or trying to debug a site.

    I worked in IT before I was a web developer so I had a pretty good understanding of the OSI model, and even though the web only touches on the upper 3-4 layers, it is still extremely useful information that has saved my butt more times than I can count.

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