PART I: AT THE GATES OF ENLIGHTENMENT
“Empty your cup; return to the beginning”.
1.1 The browser interface
Every time we go online we get to use an interface to communicate with the internet. This particular interface is known as “the browser” and its purpose is to translate the incoming data from the outer world into our computer screen. The most popular browsers are Internet Explorer (known as IE and now replaced by Microsoft Edge), Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari but there are hundreds of other browsers.
As an author, I may be a programmer or a technical writer, but above all, I am a technical Instructor. My writing experience comes from teaching, coaching, and debugging code from thousands of students. When I write about these concepts I always think about the struggling I’ve experienced when I was learning this material, and the struggle I see on other students when they ask for help. As I write, those problems come to the surface and I try to address them ahead of time in order to prevent you from falling into common traps.