DSS Workshop Two – Web technologies: HTML, CSS and PHP

Instructor: Prof. Jennifer Edmond

Date: 14th October 2020

Time: 12:00-15:00

One of the most common activities in digital humanities is the presentation of sources, texts, documents or arguments via the world wide web.  While there are now many user-friendly content management systems enabling this to be done with little or no understanding of the technical underpinnings of the Internet, it is both practically useful and methodologically important to understand how the protocols and standards that underpin the websites we use and create actually work.  The aim of this workshop will therefore be to explore the Internet and the Worldwide Web and the foundation technologies that underlie both. The workshop will give an introduction to the history of the web, including the emergence of hypertext and web technologies such as HTML and XML. Participants will work with HTML and CSS and will learn introductory approaches to web site development. The workshop will be of interest to those who are curious about the impact of the web on all aspects of society, with a particular focus on the Humanities, and on the delivery of humanities research projects.