Now that you’ve got the basics of HTML and CSS down, we’re going to take a look at how to actually use that knowledge to make a real website. Today, we’ll take you through the process of creating a site from start to finish.
Everyone lives at least a little bit of their life on the web, and whether you develop web pages for a living or you want more control over how your comments show up on websites, having an understanding of HTML at your command is invaluable. With that in mind, in our first lesson on how to make a website, we’re covering the top-level basics of HTML — the predominant markup language of the web.
If you do most of your editing in a plain text environment, you don’t get to take advantage of time-saving features like easily replacing text with hyperlinks—but a quick AutoHotkey script can make it much easier.
Opening a browser and loading a website you built yourself is a great moment. If you or someone you know needs some help getting to that point, The Web Book is a free, roughly 300-page PDF resource of DIY web building.
Though you can make a strong argument for hand coding your web site the appeal of a What You See Is What You Get approach is undeniable. This week we take a look at the five most popular tools for WYSIWYG HTML editing.
Firefox and Safari partially support it, Google’s Wave and Chrome projects are banking on it, and most web developers are ecstatic about what it means. It’s HTML5, and if you’re not exactly sure what it is, here’s an explainer.
Google’s search results have long included a “View as HTML” option tacked next to PDF files it indexed. Now it’s increasingly just “View”, as the native viewer app used in Google Docs is available for quick document scans.