A (brief) helpful history of the web:
When the web was invented, people were unsure of its use and purpose. They knew it could hold and send information, but they weren't sure what kind of information it would send.
The first major language for the web was HTML (HyperText Markup Language). It is a language (with its own rules and symbols) that allows people to create text and links on the web. But text alone was limiting - people wanted to also include pictures! After pictures were added, people wanted to keep adding more functions to the page: for example, automatically redirecting from one page to another, or typing numbers into a formula and getting a result, like a calculator.
This makes programming computers much easier.
What is W3Schools?
What is Replit?
In order to run code, you typically need to download software that is tailored for this. Replit is a website that allows you to code and create websites directly online, without all the effort of setting stuff on your personal computer. It's what we'll be using in the Final Project of this pre-course to make things easier for you!
What is Stack Overflow?
Everyone gets stuck sometimes and there’s no way you’ll remember everything about code. Stack Overflow is a website where programmers ask questions and get answers. You will find that most of the problems you will face have already been answered there.
For example, if you’re trying to figure out how to make an image rounded, you can google “how to make an image rounded stack overflow” and find the answer in the first few results links.