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09-03-2010, 12:34 AM
Hi all,

I'm once again trying to learn web development, this time I hope to stick with it. I was thinking about taking web development in college, but I was convinced of doing otherwise because I have the resources to learn it on the web.

However, after skimming through the FAQ sticky in this forum discouraging the use of tables I realized I should probably ask as to where I should go to learn current practices of HTML and CSS. After I get those two down I will move on to the next web language, and hopefully, eventually, be a guru like some on these forums.

I look forward to your responses and links as I am pretty keen to learn and do not want to lose my motivation.

09-03-2010, 12:57 AM
http://www.w3schools.com/ is IMO one of the best sites when it comes to learning the basic of any language used in web-development

... discouraging the use of tables ...
Tables are for displaying "tabular data" like
And should not be used otherwise.

09-03-2010, 01:06 AM
Yeah, W3 is what I was using before. I'll go back and read that full FAQ now, I guess that's what I get for skimming through it.

09-03-2010, 03:16 AM
www.htmldog.com is pretty good too.

09-03-2010, 03:41 AM
Don't mean to hijack but I think I'm gonna go back to basics as well. I feel the need to do some really basic stuff. The drawback of being rather good at design means you want to run with the code before you can walk. Which leads to frustration and half-learned concepts.

Thanks for the links. 'Specially the hot dog one, Aerospace.

Dr. V

Major Payne
09-03-2010, 04:37 PM
Your First 10 HTML Tags

Just starting out with HTML? Here are 10 essential HTML tags that you'll need to know when building your web pages. If you learn how these 10 tags work then you'll have enough knowledge to put together a basic page.


Choosing Dimensions for Your Web Page Layout:

How to create flexible sites quickly using standards like CSS and XHTML: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/web/library/wa-rapid/
In Search of the Holy Grail: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/holygrail/

Care With Font Size: http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/font-size

How to Make a Webpage:

Full Web Building Tutorials: http://www.w3schools.com/
The Web Book (free): http://www.the-web-book.com/index.php
Beginner's HTML Tutorial: http://www.htmlbasix.com/
How to Create a Webpage: http://www.make-a-web-site.com/

So, you want to make a Web Page!: http://www.pagetutor.com/html_tutor/index.html
Getting started with HTML: http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Guide/
Basic HTML Code / Tags For Simple Web Page: http://www.ibdhost.com/help/html/
HTML Examples: http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_examples.asp

Why Validate?: http://validator.w3.org/docs/why.html

CSS Tutorials:



Should get you started. :P

09-03-2010, 10:35 PM
Find a good book that is a step by step walk through of html and css. One that has practice files either on a cd or you can download from the net. The Missing Manual Series, although written for Dreamweaver, is very good and can be used with just coding in notepad. Also, as pointed out by others, w3schools (http://www.w3schools.com) is awesome! Lynda.com (http://www.lynda.com) is even better but not free. Lynda has video tutorials on just about any language and software related to web design you can think of. Good luck!