October 5

posted Oct 5, 2011, 11:21 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Oct 5, 2011, 11:47 AM ]
Now that you know a little bit about HTML, it's time to really shake things up. Before learning about an entirely new way of getting your web pages to look the way you want, let's review:

In Assessment 1, you learned:
  • What tags, attributes and elements are
  • Which tags are required in every web page (<html>, <head>, <body>
  • What <title> tags do
  • What heading tags (h1, h2, etc) do
  • What <p> tags do
  • How to use the HTML Validator
In Assessment 2, you learned:
  • How to make lists, both ordered (<ol>) and unordered (<ul>) and how to show list items (<li></li>)
  • How to make links with <a href> tags
  • How to make anchors with <id> and <target> tags
Since then, you've learned a little bit about:
  • Colors, using names, RGB, and hexadecimal codes
  • Tags that are required for images (<src> and <alt>)
  • Where to find images that are acceptable for using on your web pages
  • How to resize images using the height and width attributes, and --even better -- by using a software program.
Whew! If you've done all that, it's time to move on to start learning about CSS

Go to the CSS Introduction page at W3Schools.org and begin learning what CSS is and why it offers advantages over straight HTML coding. Keep in mind that what you've already learned about HTML will allow you to quickly learn about CSS and how it can make your web pages faster, easier, and more interesting. 

NOTE: There are multiple pages to this CSS Introduction assignment. Follow the NEXT CHAPTER link at the bottom of the instructions to move to the next page, and so on, until you have read and understand the following:
(They're all on the left hand side of the screen in the navigation portion of the page, in case you get lost. Or you can just click them from here. Just make sure you do them in order.)