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HTML From Scratch. 4:6 Images for the Web

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Although it is considered best practice to use CSS to place images in a web page, it is still very useful to know how to do this with HTML. Here is the basic code to include a picture called mycat.jpg in your HTML document: <img src=”mycat.jpg” alt=”my cat Fluffy” /> Notice this is another self-closing […]

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CSS From Scratch. 4:1 Include Your CSS File

Friday, August 5th, 2011

CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. It is a separate language used to change the way things look on an HTML page. It looks quite different to HTML, but if you think of it as simply lists of attributes and values for each element on your page, in a separate document, you will find it […]

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HTML From Scratch. 3:1 HTML Attributes

Friday, August 5th, 2011

For links for this lesson (the W3C online validator) see separate sheet. resources HTML elements can take various attribute and value pairs, which tell the browser something extra about how to display the element, or give more information which can be used by web crawlers (Googlebot et al) or assistive devices such as screen readers. We […]

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HTML From Scratch. 2:2 Lists

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Lists are very important in HTML, and are a little more complicated. There are two basic types of lists: Ordered lists have UPPER or lower case letters, numbers or roman numerals. This can be specified using HTML attribute and value pairs, but is best done with CSS. You can also start your list from a […]

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HTML from Scratch. 2:1 Basic Tags

Friday, August 5th, 2011

HTML tags usually come in pairs, which surround parts of the text on the page. There are a few exceptions which don’t need a closing tag. In this lesson we covered the essential tags which you need to know to “mark up” (put HTML tags into) your web page. Most of these reflect the meaning […]

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HTML From Scratch Part 1:2 Basic HTML

Friday, August 5th, 2011

When you use your browser to look at a web page, it talks to the server, which sends back the right file (page).  You can imagine this like someone getting a message in morse code: computers use a simple system of 0’s and 1’s. Just like the dots and dashes in morse code can be […]

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Styling the Tweet Feed Widget Part 2: inline CSS styles

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

If you’ve been paying any attention to my blog you will have seen that I never finished styling the tweet feed widget. The issue was this: there are some inline styles which the widget inserts dynamically. I didn’t quite realise this until I went back to finish off my stying. In case you don’t know […]

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