Google Web Book Explains the Internet


Google has produced a nice little illustrated web book called “20 Things I learned About Browsers and the Web”. It uses HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. Because of the HTML5, only the most recent browsers can display it. Chrome 11, Firefox 4, and IE9 work but IE8 does not. The book is now available in 15 languages. It has been open-sourced so that those who wish can look at the code to see how to produce their own web book.

Added later: As the comments show, Firefox 3.6 and IE8 browsers may work even when a warning about HTML5 is shown.

The Google announcement is at this link The English (US) version of the web book can be viewed here.

The book has some useful educational material about how the web works and about security. It is worth a look.

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