Whether we are eight or eighty our world is shaped by the web, web design and most particularly the rapidly altering knowledge infrastructure made possible by talented, inspired and hard working people across the globe - and the law of accelerating returns. I hope this helps you with the new literacy and encourages you to take your first steps of active creation by learning to program.
There are more sites on these subjects on the world wide web than there are visible stars in the night sky. Like all things this section will evolve - be added to, refined and reorganized. What can be said is that the knowledge linked to here is of existential importance.