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The Business of Digital Publishing by Frania Hall

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Working with the web

Introduction

Structure of documents is important for any sort of digital output but there needed to be a catalyst for the rapid growth in digital products. There had been database products available for some time but CD-ROMs formed the first big wave of digital products in the early 1990s. However, it was the growth of the web that became the main driver for rapid development in digital products from publishers.

The web and HTML

The internet itself developed as early as the 1960s as part of a US government initiative and grew by the 1980s, creating a network of computer networks. However, the way internet sites talk to each other and link together most commonly takes place via the World Wide Web, which developed in the ...

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