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In the vast expanse of the internet, where information flows like a river, there exists a powerful force that facilitates communication between web servers and our browsers. This force is known as HTTP, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol. As adults navigating the digital realm, it’s essential to understand the fundamentals of HTTP, the language that underpins our online experiences. In this blog, we will unravel the mysteries of HTTP and explore its role in shaping the modern web.
In the ever-evolving landscape of the internet, technological advancements are continuously reshaping the way we experience the online world. One such significant evolution is the transition from HTTP/1.1 to HTTP/2—a major protocol upgrade that promises faster, more efficient, and secure web communication. In this blog, we delve into the world of HTTP/2, exploring its features, benefits, and the impact it has on website performance and security.
- Public Domain Archive – [Free] Expansive collection of GPL-licensed images.
- Pixabay – [Free] More than one million images curated by category, public domain / royalty-free.
- Pexels – [Free] Another large royalty-free pic and asset repository.
- Skitterphoto – [Free] Great repository of modern high-resolution photography.
- Behance – Browse for new and innovative design work from artists and developers worldwide.
- Adobe Express – [Free] All-in-one online graphics editor with AI image generator.
- Adobe XD – [Free trial] Powerful wireframing and protoype tool with collaboration features.
- OmniGraffle – [Free/Trial] The most flexible and portable diagramming tool. Great for creating complex charts, diagrams and visuals optimized for online audiences.
- Atlassian Jira – [Free up to 10 users] Agile project management suite with workflow automation.
- Akamai Realtime Threat Monitor– [Free] A live dashboard with many visualizations that graph the current state of Internet threats as detected by Akamai’s global Edge platform.
- Down Problem – Current Report of Reported Service Outages
- Digital Attack Map – Realtime map of Global DDoS Attacks
- Google App Status – Current Report on Google App Uptime and Status
- HRank – Which ISPs are ranked the highest in UpTime?
- Internet Traffic Report – Monitor the Internet Traffic Around the World
Personal Data Security:
- Have I Been Pwned – Has your data been compromised in a security breach? Scan the Dark Web to find out.
- MyNetWatchman – (Win) Virus, Trojan, Malware Detection and Removal
- WebPageTest – [Free] Full-featured website dedicated to performance tests against a website. Features a grading system that points out constructive positives and negatives; gives visual feedback suitable for presentations. Well-suited to be anyone’s first stop when it comes to performance analytics and creating a basis for performance tuning.
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