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Learning Web Design from Scratch !

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by PHIL BADER, May 22, 2007.

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    I'm trying to learn from scratch ! just the basics
    can anyone help me by referring me to good tutorials especially on CSS and HTML ?
    SEMrush
    Any help would be appreciated
     
    PHIL BADER, May 22, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Felu

    Felu Peon

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    Look at the tutorials at www.w3schools.com . They are quite good for learning the basics.
     
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  3. PHIL BADER

    PHIL BADER Guest

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    I'll check it out thanks...
    If you guys have more keep them comin
     
    PHIL BADER, May 22, 2007 IP
  4. fej

    fej Active Member

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    W3schools has a lot of great tutorials. Great Post!
     
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    hi,
    may go to learnhtml.com for basic html & dhtml

    as goodies
     
    mattcch2007, May 22, 2007 IP
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    +1 for w3schools. I have been working on/with webpages for many years and still refer back to their site from time to time.

    For some side information, I suggest using Firefox as your primary testing browser with one of the HTML validator extensions. For writing HTML, I recommend starting with a text editor rather than Dreamweaver or the like. You'll gain a much more intimate understanding of how HTML works if you do the markup by hand. If you're on Windows, Crimson Editor is a good program to try (for OSX you could try SubEthaEdit and on Linux you can use Vim).
     
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  7. Dan Schulz

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    Get your hands on Internet Explorer 6 and 7, Firefox, and Opera if you can. Test your code in each browser as you go along, rather than waiting until the end.

    Understand that HTML is a structural markup language, not a presentational language. Stick to HTML 4.01 Strict or XHTML 1.0 Strict (if you can follow ALL the instructions in Appendix C of the XHTML 1.0 specification that is).

    Learn how to use proper, minimal semanatic markup. Avoid the over-use (as in abuse) of elements, classes and IDs at all costs. Reading Designing With Web Standards, 2nd Edition is highly recommended.

    You will also want to read my little tutorial on HTML and CSS markup, as it definatley touches upon these topics as well, along with some best practices that many people still do not seem to realize are necessary:
    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?p=2619952#post2619952
    I did have to make one correction (was unable to edit the post after a period of time, which blows), which can be found here (in the same thread, just a few posts down):
    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?p=2630993#post2630993
     
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    agreed, need test on ie and firefox, sometimes lokking different on borders:)
     
    mattcch2007, May 22, 2007 IP
  9. Dan Schulz

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    Not just IE and Firefox, but all four major rendering engines (Trident, Gecko, Presto, KHTML/WebKit). You can get three out of the four just by testing in IE, Firefox and Opera. :)
     
    Dan Schulz, May 22, 2007 IP
  10. PHIL BADER

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    Amazing stuff guys. Thanks so much ;).
    Appreciated.
     
    PHIL BADER, May 23, 2007 IP
  11. Dan Schulz

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    No problem. You might also want to look at the stickied threads on the HTML and CSS boards at SitePoint for extra information, tips, tricks, tutorials, examples and more...
     
    Dan Schulz, May 23, 2007 IP
  12. Bullfrog245

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    You might also enjoy this site

    http://www.davesite.com/webstation/html/index.shtml
    (I would make this a link, but I can't yet)

    It has a feature similar W3schools, which is an interactive "test area" where you can see in real time the effects of changing code.
     
    Bullfrog245, May 23, 2007 IP