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Web Design & Development

Web design and development can be as easy as using a template to build a web site or it can be a refined skill for professionals. In this section, learn more about design, animation, web servers, domain names and more.

How Paywalls Work

Many print publications are turning to paywalls -- online systems charging visitors to access Web content -- to bridge revenue gaps. But are people who have gotten used to accessing such information gratis ready to pony up?

Why is the Google algorithm so important?

The Google algorithm searches out Web pages that contain keywords you used to search. Learn about the Google algorithm and how the Google algorithm works. See more »

How Web 2.0 Works

Web 2.0 is the phrase that is used to describe the Web environment that emerged after the dot-com crash. Find out what Web 2.0 is and how Web 2.0 works. See more »


ARPANET is the oldest and most influential merger of computer networks which contributed to the birth of the Internet. Learn more about the ARPANET system. See more »

What is this click fraud that is costing Google billions?

Google has revealed its current click-fraud estimates for its advertising program. Find out how click fraud works and how it affects the search-based advertising industry. See more »

Net Neutrality Primer

If you spend any amount of time surfing the Web, you've probably come the term "net neutrality." But what is it, and why is it stirring up controversy in Congress, the business world and the blogosphere? See more »

How the Webbys Work

The Webby Awards are the premier awards honoring excellence on the Internet. Learn about the Webbys and their history. See more »

How Semantic Web Works

The Semantic Web proposes to help computers 'read' and use the Web. Learn about the tools that could make the Web machine readable. See more »

How Web Advertising Works

Most of us encounter Internet-based ads on a daily basis, and some of us have the misfortune of being utterly bombarded. Does anyone actually click on those things? Find out all about the world of Web advertising. See more »

How Penny Per Page Might Work

The World Wide Web is known for its nearly unprecedented "free content." But can it stay that way? Learn how the penny-per-page revenue model might work. See more »

Odor-producing peripherals will bring smell to the Internet, and are just around the corner. Find out how they will work! See more »