How a Web page is delivered to a browser
Here’s a little technology that most of us take for granted.
We click on a link (or enter a URL into a browser window) and suddenly a page appears. Well, it ain’t that easy. And we’ve all seen the results of what happens when that system breaks down. Understanding what’s going on in the background could help you solve those little breakdowns more quickly — or at least communicate more clearly when you’re seeking help. Alternately, understanding the inner workings of your site’s pages might help you to make better decisions that enable that page more quickly (and more closely to your vision for those pages).
So this is going to be the start of a series of Web Publishing 101 posts — collaborative effort between Philip M. “Frumph” Hofer and myself — to help demystify the process.