1. Evolution of the Web,  [ updated - 7/5/12 ]
  2. Timeline of Languages of the Web *
  3. A Brief History of Markup, by Jeremy Keith, from A List Apart [ updated - 9/20/10 ]

Who “Owns” The Web?

  1. W3C *
  2. ICANN
  3. InterNIC

Web Design Languages

  1. Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML)
  2. CSS
  3. Dreamweaver
  4. Expression
  5. Google
  6. HTML
  7. Javascript (see JavaScript Frameworks)
  8. XHTML
  9. XML

Web Development Languages

  1. Ajax
  2. ASP
  3. ASP.NET
  4. CGI
  5. ColdFusion
  6. Google
  7. Grails
  8. Java EE
  9. Perl
  10. PHP
  11. Python
  12. Ruby on Rails  [ updated - 7/17/13 ]

Free Developer Online Course

Building Dynamic Websites, Professor David J. Malan, Harvard, from Academic Earth  [ updated - 1/4/11 ]

Course Description

Today’s websites are increasingly dynamic. Pages are no longer static HTML files but instead generated by scripts and database calls. User interfaces are more seamless, with technologies like Ajax replacing traditional page reloads. This course teaches students how to build dynamic websites with Ajax and with Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (LAMP), one of today’s most popular frameworks. Students learn how to set up domain names with DNS, how to structure pages with XHTML and CSS, how to program in JavaScript and PHP, how to configure Apache and MySQL, how to design and query databases with SQL, how to use Ajax with both XML and JSON, and how to build mashups. The course explores issues of security, scalability, and cross-browser support and also discusses enterprise-level deployments of websites, including third-party hosting, virtualization, colocation in data centers, firewalling, and load-balancing.

Course Index

    1. HTTP
    2. PHP
    3. PHP (continued)
    4. XML
    5. XML (continued)
    6. SQL
    7. SQL (continued)
    8. JavaScript
    9. JavaScript (continued)
    10. Ajax
    11. Ajax (continued)
    12. Security
    13. Scalability
  1. 27 ways to learn programming online,  [ updated - 3/24/14 ]

Recommended by Students

  1. The Pragmatic Bookshelf, [ updated - 3/4/11 ]  recommended by Dawn, from the AcademyX – HTML Student
  2. Job Hunting Skills: Build a Web Resume, [ updated - 1/19/17 ]  recommended by Alexa and the gang at – Thank you!


Hi Max!

I wanted to send a quick note to thank you for your page, some talented students and I are getting a lot of use from it! Our makerspace team is working on a coding project where the kids are going to build their own interactive website. We’ve been scouring the web looking for help and ideas which is how we stumbled onto your page here, ..It’s been tough finding kid friendly resources about the topic so you have our thanks!

Our group agreed that your page was really helpful so they wanted to return the favor. As a token of our appreciation they wanted to share another resource that one of our superstars Alexa found, it’s full of basic html and css tutorials with a guide to making your own personal website to post your resume.

The tutorials it lists came in handy for beginners like us so hopefully you can get some use from it. Let us know what you think:

Build a web resume-

Maybe you might even find it useful for your page?

If you do decide to share it I’ll be sure to show Alexa and the gang you liked her idea. I love sharing stuff so if you have any other needs or cool project ideas please share! Maybe any tips for getting kids excited about computer science? Thanks for your time and sorry for rambling, I’m so excited about this connection!

Cheers and well wishes,
Assistant Media Specialist



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