Bird, Linda.

The complete guide to understanding and using the internet / Linda Bird. - New Jersey : Pearson Education, c2004. - xviii, 429 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Includes index.

I. UNDERSTANDING THE INTERNET. 1. How the Internet is Changing the World. 2. The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Uses and Misuses of the Internet. II. GETTING UP AND RUNNING WITH THE INTERNET. 3. Necessary Equipment and Internet Connections. 4. Internet Service Providers. III. USING MAIL AND MESSAGING TOOLS. 5. Mail and Messaging Software Overview. 6. E-Mail Basics. 7. Beyond the Basics: Using E-Mail Safely and Effectively. IV. GETTING AROUND THE WORLD WIDE WEB. 8. Getting to Know the World Wide Web. 9. Surfing Basics. 10. Beyond the Basics: Advanced Surfing. V. RUNNING EFFECTIVE INTERNET SEARCHES. 11. Search Basics. 12. Beyond the Basics: Searching Seamlessly. VI. TAKING CONTROL OF THE INTERNET. 13. Communicating via the Internet. 14. Pulling Information from the Internet. 15. Working with Various File Types and Plug-Ins. 16. Taking Advantage of the Internet's Multimedia Capabilities. VII. PRIVACY AND SECURITY ISSUES. 17. Beyond the Basics: A Closer Look at Privacy Issues. 18. Beyond the Basics: A closer Look at Security Issues. VIII. CREATING A WEB SITE. 19. Designing a Great Web Site. 20. Tools You can Use to Create a Web Site. 21. Using FrontPage to Develop a Web Site. 22. Adding Graphics to Your Web Site. 23. Publishing to the World Wide Web. Appendix A: Interfacing the Internet with Cell Phones and PDAs. Appendix B: Web Site References. Table of contents

Extensive research and cutting edge information on topics and issues related to using and understanding the Internet, make this comprehensive and easy-to-understand presentation the ultimate Internet guide. The book provides a strong emphasis on security and privacy issues related to the Internet, hands-on tips and tools for working online, shows readers how to apply Internet skills in real life situations and clearly presents the positive and negative aspects of the Internet. Issues addressed include understanding the Internet, getting up and running with the Internet, using mail and messaging tools, getting around the World Wide Web, running effective Internet searches, taking control of the Internet and security and privacy issues. For individuals who use the Internet.

0131402897 9780131402898

Computer science
Computer networks

004.678 / BIC 2004

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