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Anna Hussie
04-08-2011, 08:31 AM
what do you know about HTML? I need basics

04-08-2011, 08:33 AM
Start here (http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp).

Major Payne
04-09-2011, 07:45 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.


5 Great Resources To Learn How To Code: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-great-resources-learn-code/

How to Make a Web Page:

Full Web Building Tutorials: http://www.w3schools.com/
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
The Web Book (free): http://www.the-web-book.com/index.php

How to Make a Web Site:

How to Create a Web Site: http://www.4creatingawebsite.com/?=gg
Web Developer Class: Learn the Basic HTML Tags!: http://www.htmlgoodies.com/primers/html/article.php/3478151
So You Want To Set Up Your First Site, Huh?: http://www.htmlgoodies.com/tutorials/getting_started/article.php/3479561
How To Build a Web Site: Develop a Project Outline : http://www.htmlgoodies.com/tutorials/getting_started/article.php/3862031
How to Start / Create Your Own Website: The Beginner's A-Z Guide: http://www.thesitewizard.com/gettingstarted/startwebsite.shtml

Choosing Dimensions for Your Web Page Layout:

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

960 Grid System: http://960.gs/

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

Why Validate?: http://validator.w3.org/docs/why.html
CSS Validator: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
HTML Validator: http://validator.w3.org/#validate_by_uri+with_options
But it Doesn’t Validate : http://net.tutsplus.com/articles/general/but-it-doesnt-validate/

Web Editors (Many Free):

10 Fantastic Free Web Page Editors: http://www.elated.com/articles/10-fantastic-free-web-page-editors/
Free HTML Editors, Web Editors, and WYSIWYG Web Editors and Site Builders:
WYSIWYG Editor List: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTML_editors#WYSIWYG_editors
25 Useful WYSIWYG Editors Reviewed: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/05/06/25-wysiwyg-editors-reviewed/
Basic text editors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTML_editors#Basic_text_editors

Should get you started until you want to learn CSS, too.

04-09-2011, 08:11 PM
You can find some video tutorials on lynda.com too -- paid though

04-10-2011, 09:00 AM
HTML is a markup language. In the olden days when there were only words on a screen, institutions would share information. Each institution had it's own way of identifying what was a header, what was a paragraph, what was a citation, blockquote, etc. So what they did was simply surround text with tags that identified what it was. <p> meant it was a paragraph, <h1> meant it was a level 1 header, <li> meant it was a list item, and so on.

If you were to remove all the bells and whistles from a website, you should still have a document that can be read and understood logically. HTML identifies what it is. CSS handles how it looks.

04-10-2011, 11:32 AM
Some useful sites here. (http://www.exitfegs.co.uk/Sources.html)
Use the Search facility. Single words often work best.


04-10-2011, 08:43 PM
Stickied: we get a lot of these posts now.
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