Google has published an online book to explain how the internet works, to celebrate the inception of the WorldWideWeb.
In “20 Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web”, Google explains web technologies and terms such as HTML, cookies and cloud computing, and provides advice on how internet users can protect themselves from security threats like viruses.
On the Google blog, Min Li Chan, product marketing manager at Google Chrome, said that the book helps to commemorate Tim Berners-Lee’s proposal for the WorldWideWeb, which the man credited with inventing the Internet published twenty years ago, on 12 November 1990.
The illustrated book has been written and built by the Chrome team in HTML5, “so that we could incorporate features that hearken back to what we love about books”, Chan wrote. These include the weight of a book cover and the ability to flip pages. The book can also be read offline.
Google’s book can be read in a HTML5-compliant web browser here.