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HTML and CSS From Scratch. 10:1 Design Principals

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

So now you know how to create a web site using HTML and CSS, but how do you make it beautiful and useful? This is an important aspect of web design. In other posts I have described how bad design causes stress and makes users more likely to leave your website, and the colour associations […]

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HTML From Scratch. 9:1 Forms

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

It can be very useful to have a form on your website. Forms allow users to send feedback, contact information for newsletters, or buy products. Some forms allow users to upload content to the website: for example, an avatar on a social networking website. Most web forms are processed by scripts on the server written […]

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HTML From Scratch. 7:1 iframes

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

In this lesson we return to HTML to cover a few more important element types. The first of these is the iframe. Iframe stands for inline frame, and iframes are like rectangular windows in a web page, within which another web page can be displayed. This allows you to incorporate portions of other websites within […]

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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. 2:1 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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Beginning PHP – some basic concepts

Monday, February 21st, 2011

PHP is an Interpreted Server-Side Language. This means that the code is never sent to a browser. It “lives” entirely on the server. The server reads through any PHP that it encounters in a document, and works out what the result should be. A document containing PHP is normally has the extension .php, however it is possible […]

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