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02-08-2005, 11:05 PM


i'm new to coding, HTML, etc. does anybody have a way to learn HTML.


02-08-2005, 11:23 PM
Welcome to the club!

I've found this site is a great introduction to complete beginners:


And when you get a handle on things:


Other than that, check out the code of your favorite sites, read web logs of other developers, check out some html-centric sites (alistapart.com, csszengarden.com, etc).

Hope it helps,

02-09-2005, 01:20 AM
If you are a real beginner, I would recommend codepunk.hardwar.org.uk. It is easy to understand, and gives you a visual result example along with every piece of code. It makes it really easy, and also teaches a lot. He does leave some things out, though.

02-09-2005, 01:26 AM
If you are a real beginner, I would recommend pagetutor.com. It is the easiest to understand, and gives you a visual result example alongside every piece of code.

It may be easy to understand, but it also teaches deprecated code, old methods, and non-standard layout. I'd recommend learning the right way first...

02-09-2005, 01:53 AM
I agree with rmedek. Don't look at any sites that use deprecated methods. Definitely stick with HTMLdog and W3schools. One thing that bugs me a lot is that most coders learn the bad ways before learning the good ways. So much wasted time, and you'll save yourself a ton of time and pain if you just learn good standard XHTML and CSS instead of HTML. So here's a tip: If you ever see a tutorial using <font>, run away!! Its old, you'll get used to it, and it'll be hard to get away from it. Also any sites teaching <table>s for layout should be ran away from.

02-10-2005, 12:29 AM
Sorry, I haven't even been to pagetutor in about 4 years, so I had forgotten what was even there. All I remembered was the good previews of the code. That being said, what about codepunk.hardwar.org.uk? (btw neither one of these sites was where I learned it from, I just noticed them on one of my daily tours of the web)

02-10-2005, 02:46 AM
join neopets.com and get into editing your profile and stuff, fonts are html and your profile is some css and html. when you insert images thats html also and pretty much any website editing, get into freewebs.com and find sites with pre made stuff and edit it and then slowly start doing it yourself

02-10-2005, 02:49 AM
get a html book too, after you touch the edges you can start making text boxes and radio buttons and such from viewing the source of websites, just copy the source and edit it, its good practice

02-10-2005, 04:53 AM
Viewing the source of pages on the web can be a good way to get used to reading code, but be carful which sites you look at. A lot of the sites out there are way too difficult for a beginner to understand, especially if they are written with some WYSIWYG program, like frontpage.