One thing to always remember is that the main goal of your website should be for it to be readable. Otherwise, what’s the point of anyone going there?
Have you ever been to a webpage that was so garrish, using tons of colors that it actually hurt your eyes? Or a page where the print was very close to the same color as the background, so you could barely read it?
These are pitfalls to avoid.
Some of the general rules of thumb are: Continue reading Basic HTML – Pt. 4 – Web Colors Revisited
You may have noticed, when you read other parts of this tutorial, that colors are represented by a series of 6 numbers and letters.
For instance: <bgcolor=#334466>This is also applicable for fonts, links, and other items on a webpage.
When we specify color values this way, this 6 digit value is seperated into 3 seperate values. 33 represents the amount of Red in the color, 44 represents the amount of green available, and the final 66 represents the amount of blue in the color. Continue reading Basic HTML – Pt. 3 – Web Colors
It is good practice to always close a command at the same time that you open it. This helps to lower the instances of code errors.
If you wanted to italicise some text, good practice would dictate that you start by typing <em> followed immediately by </em> then move your cursor back to between the open and close command, to begin your typing.
i.e. <em> </em> would appear first, then you would place the cursor between the > and < symbols and begin typing. This will give you the following result:
this is a line of italicised text. Continue reading Basic HTML – Pt. 2 – Basic Font Syntax
The basic layout of an HTML page is as follows:
1. < html >
2. < body bgcolor=”#F4F4F4″ text=”#333366″ link=”#333366″ vlink=”#333366″ alink=”#888888″ > Continue reading Basic HTML – Pt. 1 – html format
Note: for the purposes of demonstration, all commands are shown here with spaces between the brackets. This is for the sole purpose that a web browser does NOT misinterpret text for commands.
Therefore, if you are typing the command, remove any spaces so that the brackets are immediately followed and preceded by your command.
Alright, that said, let’s get to it.
All text must live between the “< html >” and “< /html >” symbols.
It is good practice to always close a command at the same time that you open it. This helps to lower the instances of code errors. Continue reading Basic html commands and coding practices