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Three Different Approaches Text editor like Notepad HTML editor such as: –KompoZer –DreamWeaver –Microsoft Expression Web –iWeb (Mac) –Coffee Cup, Etc. Content Management, blogs, etc. Content Management
What is HTML? HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is a special language which tells the browser how to format text in a www document. An HTML file consists of text and tags. HTML uses CSS for page layout and design HTML5, still evolving, includes more features, better plugin support, and more semantic tags.
Syntax Contains tags that dictate how the content will appear, i.e. formatting. Examples: Happy Applies bold to the word Breaks the line Some tags include attributes that alter the basic command, for example: Welcome
Other Characteristics The format is text files, with.htm or.html extension. Hard returns, tabs, and extra spaces are ignored. DO NOT use spaces in file names. File names ARE CASE SENSITIVE. Tags are not case sensitive, but the standard is lowercase.
One More Thing… The first page in a web site should be named index.htm or index.html. Because it’s the default filename, it nicely shortens your URL example: www.cofc.edu instead of: www.cofc.edu/index.htm
Displaying an HTML File Use any browser software – such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc. Also, use any OS —such as Windows, IOS, Linux, Android, etc.
Beginning Skills The basic tags for an HTML file Heading tags Paragraph tags Use attributes (such as width=" ") Line breaks Indent with blockquote We will also insert an image
In-Class Practice Write a webpage about a simple topic. See the handout. …For practice only; not to turn in. …When creating web sites, it is extremely important to organize files in the proper folders … …For practice only; not to turn in. …When creating web sites, it is extremely important to organize files in the proper folders … OBJECTIVE:
Get Started Open My Computer Create a folder called “_____ ” Find a picture and save it in the folder. (less than 600px width is best) Open Notepad or Textwrangler (for Macs) Open any browser