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Discovering the Internet : Complete Concepts and Techniques

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12/23/2003
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Summary

The Shelly Cashman Series is proud to introduce you to Discovering the Internet. This book was designed to blend concepts and basic skills required to be a successful user of the Internet. All topics are key to one's productivity, resourcefulness, and overall knowledge. Societal coverage make this book unique, and with an entire chapter devoted to the technologies of the Internet, students will receive both basic and technical coverage of Internet concepts and skills.

Table of Contents

Into the Internet
Introduction
2(2)
Defining the Internet
4(1)
Using the Internet
5(7)
Who Uses the Internet?
6(1)
Internet Activities
6(6)
History of the Internet
12(7)
Origins in ARPANET
12(2)
Growth and Development
14(1)
Beyond Research, To the Public
15(1)
The Beginnings and Rise of the Web
16(3)
Connecting to the Internet
19(9)
Connection Methods
19(6)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
25(3)
Chapter Review
28(2)
Terms to Know
30(1)
Test Your Knowledge
31(2)
Learn it Online
33(1)
Exercises
34(6)
Browsing the Web
Introduction
40(2)
Web Sites, Web Pages, and Web Servers
42(5)
Web Sites
42(2)
Web Pages
44(1)
Web Servers
45(2)
IP Addresses, Domain Names, and URLs
47(2)
IP Addresses
47(1)
Domain Names
47(1)
Uniform Resource Locators (URLs)
48(1)
Web Browsers
49(12)
Starting the Browser and Loading a Web Page
50(3)
Clicking a Link and Using Web Page Features
53(3)
Navigating Recently Viewed Web Pages
56(5)
Using Browser and Desktop Shortcuts to Revisit Web Pages
61(11)
Using the Address List
61(2)
Creating and Using a Favorite
63(4)
Using the History List
67(3)
Creating a Web Page Desktop Shortcut
70(2)
Saving Online Information
72(6)
Printing a Web Page
72(2)
Saving a Web Page
74(2)
E-Mailing a Web Page
76(1)
Saving a Web Page Image
76(1)
Adding Web Content to the Active Desktop
77(1)
Changing Browser Options
78(5)
Showing and Hiding Toolbars
78(2)
Changing the Default Home Page
80(3)
Loading Web Pages Faster
83(1)
Using the Web: Risks and Safeguards
83(11)
Is My Computer Protected from Hackers?
84(1)
Will My Computer Get a Computer Virus?
84(1)
Is It Safe to Shop Online?
85(2)
Will I Be Exposed to Objectionable Content Online?
87(1)
Is My Personal Information Kept Private?
87(4)
How Can I Protect My Privacy?
91(3)
Chapter Review
94(2)
Terms to Know
96(1)
Test Your Knowledge
97(2)
Learn it Online
99(1)
Exercises
100(6)
Searching the Web
Introduction
106(2)
The Search Process
108(8)
Choosing the Best Search Tool
109(1)
Formulating the Search Query
110(2)
Examining the Search Results
112(3)
Evaluating the Credibility of Search Results
115(1)
Search Tools
116(18)
Using Directories
119(6)
Using Search Engines
125(6)
Using Metasearch Engines
131(3)
Advanced Search Techniques
134(8)
Using Boolean Operators
134(1)
Using Search Engine Advanced Search Features
135(7)
Browser Searches
142(8)
Searching the Web Using the Address Bar
142(2)
Searching the Web Using the Search Companion
144(3)
Customizing the Search Companion
147(3)
Specialized Searches
150(8)
Searching for People and Businesses
150(3)
Searching for News
153(1)
Using Research Alternatives to Search Tools
154(4)
The Invisible Web
158(2)
Chapter Review
160(2)
Terms to Know
162(1)
Test Your Knowledge
163(2)
Learn it Online
165(1)
Exercises
166(6)
Communicating Online
Introduction
172(2)
E-Mail Systems
174(5)
E-Mail Addresses
175(1)
E-Mail Clients, Servers, and Protocols
175(2)
Anatomy of an E-Mail Message
177(1)
E-Mail Etiquette
178(1)
Using Outlook Express
179(24)
Reviewing the Outlook Express Window
179(2)
Reviewing an Incoming E-Mail Message
181(8)
Composing and Sending and E-Mail Message
189(5)
Managing Messages
194(4)
Managing Contacts
198(5)
Using Web-Based E-Mail Services
203(16)
Creating a Yahoo! Mail Account
203(5)
Sending and Receiving Messages
208(6)
Using Other Yahoo! Mail Features
214(5)
Online Communities and Text Messaging
219(11)
Mailing Lists
219(3)
Newsgroups
222(4)
Web-Based Discussion Groups
226(3)
Text Messaging
229(1)
Real-Time Online Communications
230(4)
Chat
230(1)
Instant Messaging
231(1)
Virtual Meetings
232(2)
Chapter Review
234(2)
Terms to Know
236(1)
Test Your Knowledge
237(2)
Learn it Online
239(1)
Exercises
240(4)
Getting More Out of the Internet
Introduction
244(2)
News, Sports, Weather, and Traffic Resources
246(10)
Characteristics of News-Oriented Web Sites
247(6)
Use of Streaming Media
253(3)
Research and Reference Tools
256(11)
Using Online Encyclopedias
257(2)
Using Online Dictionaries
259(2)
Using Online Reference Desks
261(3)
Using Online Trip Planners
264(3)
Health, Entertainment, Hobby, and Other Special-Interest Web Sites
267(13)
Finding Health, Diet, and Fitness Information
267(6)
Exploring Entertainment, Hobby, and Other Special-Interest Web Sites
273(7)
Personal Finances
280(9)
Banking, Bill Presentment, and Bill Payment Services
280(7)
Financial Calculators, Insurance, and Credit
287(2)
Online Investing
289(1)
Education
289(5)
K-12, College, and University Education
290(1)
Employee Training and Professional Development
291(2)
Adult Continuing Education
293(1)
Shopping
294(5)
Online Consumer Marketspace
294(1)
Shopping Guides and Shopping Bots
295(3)
Online Auctions
298(1)
Online Gaming
299(2)
Download and File-Sharing Sites
301(1)
Download Sites
301(1)
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Sites
302(8)
P2P File-Sharing Networks
308(2)
Chapter Review
310(2)
Terms to Know
312(1)
Test Your Knowledge
312(2)
Learn it Online
314(1)
Exercises
315(7)
Understanding Internet Technologies and Security
Introduction
322(2)
Networking Basics
324(12)
Local, Metropolitan, and Wide Area Networks
324(3)
Network Topologies, Access Methods, and Transmission Media
327(5)
Connectivity Hardware and Software
332(4)
Internet Infrastructure
336(10)
Network Service Providers (NSPs)
336(2)
TCP/IP Stack
338(1)
IP Addresses
339(2)
Domain Name System (DNS)
341(5)
Wireless Internet
346(5)
Wireless Services
347(2)
Wireless Web
349(2)
Internet Telephony, Television, and Videoconferencing
351(4)
Internet Telephony
351(2)
Internet Television
353(2)
Videoconferencing
355(1)
Network Security Issues and Technologies
355(13)
Internal Network Security Threats
355(3)
External Network Security Threats
358(7)
Transactional Risks
365(1)
Virtual Private Networks
366(2)
Chapter Review
368(4)
Terms to Know
372(1)
Test Your Knowledge
373(2)
Learn It Online
375(1)
Exercises
376(4)
Creating Web Pages
Introduction
380(2)
Web Site Planning
382(6)
Purpose
382(1)
Target Audience
383(1)
Objectives and Strategies
383(1)
Organizational Structure
384(4)
Web Page Design
388(24)
Usability
388(9)
Navigational Elements
397(5)
Other Design Elements
402(10)
Markup Languages
412(28)
Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML)
412(1)
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
412(28)
Dynamic HTML (DHTML)
440(1)
Extensible Markup Language (XML)
440(1)
Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML)
440(1)
Publishing and Testing Web Pages
440(1)
Web Authoring Tools
441(7)
Web Development Applications
441(4)
Multimedia Tools
445(2)
Programming and Scripting Tools
447(1)
Chapter Review
448(2)
Terms to Know
450(1)
Test Your Knowledge
451(2)
Learn It Online
453(1)
Exercises
454(4)
Understanding E-Business
Introduction
458(2)
E-Business Origins
460(1)
Electronic Funds Transfer
460(1)
Electronic Data Interchange
461(1)
Unique E-Business Factors
461(13)
Geography, Time, And Space
461(2)
The Network Effect
463(1)
Redefining Markets
464(3)
Personalization and Customization
467(7)
E-Business Models
474(20)
Business-to-Consumer (B2C)
475(5)
Consumer-to-Business (C2B)
480(1)
Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C)
481(2)
Business-to-Business (B2B)
483(11)
Business-to-Government (B2G)
494(1)
Creating an Online Store
494(6)
Storefront Software
495(2)
Credit Card Authorization and Processing
497(3)
Chapter Review
500(2)
Terms to Know
502(1)
Test Your Knowledge
503(2)
Learn It Online
505(1)
Exercises
506(4)
Managing a Web Site
Introduction
510(2)
Understanding Portals
512(11)
Consumer Portals
512(1)
Vertical and Industry Portals
513(6)
Corporate Portals
519(4)
Managing Complex Web Content with a Content Management System
523(4)
Promoting a Web Site
527(18)
Search Tools
528(9)
Permission-Based E-Mail, Online Communities, Link Exchanges, and Web Rings
537(8)
Measuring Web Site Performance
545(7)
Web Site Performance Standards
545(1)
Web Site Metrics
546(1)
Web Server Logs
547(1)
Web Server Log Analysis Tools
548(4)
Chapter Review
552(1)
Terms to Know
553(1)
Test Your Knowledge
554(2)
Learn It Online
556(1)
Exercises
557
Appendices ii
Index i
Photo Credits xxiii


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