The Secret Lives of Web Pages, Hardback Book

The Secret Lives of Web Pages Hardback


Every day billions of people view billions of web pages.

A blank rectangle in a web browser transforms into the Guardian, or Google, or, God help us, Yahoo!

News. That single home page is often the work of hundreds of people over thousands of hours.

A single page of the Huffington Post is more complex than the space shuttle. And yet most people don't know what's behind a web page.

Paul Ford knows how the web works, every bit of it. He was one of the first bloggers - he started well before the term "blog" was coined, and so programmed all his own web publishing software himself - and he is now a well-respected programmer.

In The Secret Lives of Web Pages, he explains what happens when a web page loads into your browser, from the basic text and headlines to the moment your identity can be stolen, in an engaging, funny, smart, and accessible way, from a place of love and wonder and with deep historical understanding.

Based on his own experience and extensive conversations with a who's who of Internet creators, The Secret Lives of Web Pages is the definitive book on coding and the web page: what it is, why it happened, and how to understand it.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Media studies
  • ISBN: 9780241262566



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