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HTML From Scratch. 9:2 Special Characters.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

HTML allows the use of characters Aa-Zz and 0-9, together with ! and ?. The only quotes available for use in text are straight quotes. All other characters are known as ‘Special Characters’. So how do you include Special Characters? HTML Character Encodings. All HTML Character Encodings begin with an ampersand (&) and finish with […]

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HTML From Scratch. 7:3 Meta tags

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

We already used a meta tag in the head of our html code: <meta charset=”UTF-8″> Meta tags add extra information in the head of the html, for use by the browser or by web crawlers. The attribute name can take any value, so the following are all valid: <meta name=”author” content=”Fred Bloggs”> <meta name=”favourites” content=”chocolate, […]

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CSS From Scratch. 5:1 The Cascade

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

In the previous lesson we learned how to link a CSS file to an HTML document and how to use the Star Selector or Wildcard to put a border around every element on the page. You should have a file named stlye.css saved in the same folder as index.html. If you do not, please consult […]

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CSS From Scratch 4:2 Syntax

Friday, August 5th, 2011

The asterisk is known as the star selector, or wildcard. It just means “everything” and can be very useful in CSS. * { border: 1px solid red; } This example selected all of the elements in your html document at once, and told the browser to give them all a red border, one pixel wide […]

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