FAQ: Overview of the Internet - Current Internet Trends

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What exactly are media queries and relative units, and how do they make websites adjust according to the size of window in which they are displayed?


I tried changing the window size, enlarging and reducing it. However, no font size change was perceived… Tried with Chrome and Firefox browsers.


Where is the 404 page storage?

Generally stored in the server, they are sent back to the client upon request, along with the content of the webpages.

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Your site and your server can be set up in so many different ways that this question is too open-ended to answer. As you progress in the course, this will become clearer.

It all depends on the CSS and framework you are using. Bootstrap, Angular, and React provide a way to make content responsive without spending too much time on CSS. Using Bootstrap framework I was able to create many responsive internal sites at work



jQuery came out at the tail end of the browser wars when IE was going one way, and W3C was going another. Vendors were siding with W3C but they still went their own way. The early library was so influential because it abstracted away some of the ugly bits of coding for two platforms and gave developers a single interface model.

It made coding for any browser possible with the addition of a single library. It is not a framework. It’s just a function that maps two platforms into one execution model. The ugly bits are still there in the background, if you read the source code. This was cutting edge stuff in the day. A library function.

When mobile came into existence it happened so fast that everybody was scrambling for years. The response from W3C and the WHATWG community was media queries introduced in CSS3. Now CSS had logic which was not wasted on just device width. It brought in transitions and gradients and a whole host of really cool designer aimed features.

Bootstrap was timed to take advantage of this transition. jQuery had given us abstract control over the DOM; Bootstrap came along to give us abstract control over the style sheet. I’ve never built a site with both, but I bet it can be done very nicely in 2010 terms.


Awesome Thank you for sharing. I didn’t know

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A study of the history of the internet should be a complete course. With all the bits chronologically documented. Of course, this is all online so one can make it their own extra study. Don’t forget to add this to your syllabus.


will do thank you so much :slight_smile:

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The same happened to me @ajracini

The same happen to me, anyone can explain this?

I’m using Microsoft Edge, and same, no change with resize.

Yeah the page isn’t responsive. I guess, the Codecademy instructors need to review the code behind that page. They thought it was responsive but that was done.

Hey friends!

To complete the task, use the resize cursor between the “Learn” content (on the left) and the demo website (on the right). The content on both sides will be adjusted when you resize this way :slight_smile:

If you try to resize the demo website using your browser/device tools it won’t work :frowning:

I struggled at first but hope this helps :slight_smile:

When you change resolution of website to mobile you will see the changes in font and image please refer attached image.

Do apps still fetch data from a server even though they’re not part of the W3?

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By ‘not a part of W3’, what exactly do you mean?

Let me take a stab at this as a fellow learner.

World wide web is the user interface that queries files from a server to display it onto a screen. With mobile applications. the UI is stored on the local storage. The UI is not queried, each time you open the app.