What Happens When You Load a Web Page? [Video]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on June 7th, 2012

When you type in a URL and the web page loads, everything seems so simple. Peel back the layers, however, and you see a complex delivery system built around data packets. Watch this informative video to see how your web requests actually work.

Courtesy of The World Science Festival, we find this well put together video demonstrating how a trans-Atlantic web page request works.

[via Boing Boing]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/7/12
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