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Intro to HTML – Week 1 Recap

Posted on: August 31st, 2012

For Tuesday, September 4, start work on Web Gazette Stage One. You can find more information about this on the Assignments page. We’ll have time to work on this project in class on the 4th and I’ll answer any questions you have.

Reading Assignment
In the text, Learning Web Design, read Chapter 5 “Marking Up Text.”

Everyone has a good start on the fundamentals of making web pages, to wit:

  • Web pages are made of HTML – hypertext markup language documents – which are read by browsers like Firefox and Internet Explorer.
  • HTML is made up of elements, such as headings and paragraphs and the html element itself.
  • Most elements are made up of tag pairs – <title>Page Title</title>, for example.
  • But some elements are singletons – <hr>, for example, is a single tag that makes a horizontal rule.
  • HTML elements are semantic. In other words, an <h1></h1> heading is the most important heading on a page, and an <h6></h6> is the least important.

In class, we made a basic web page template for use in all our pages in this class. And we started on our first hands-on html page – Web Gazette Stage 1.

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