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Resources for learning the latest on HTML
For easy to read, short and to the point lessons about HTML, a beginner should head over to HTMLDog.
While offering lessons in HTML at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, the language used is all beginner friendly. The best thing about the short lessons is the exclusion of extraneous discussion that is often found in HTML books that just end up confusing beginners. So while more can be said for each HTML element, HTMLDog offers beginners just the right amount to get the concept. HTML Dog focuses solely on HTML and CSS offering three levels of tutorials for each: beginner, intermediate and advanced. HTMLDog also offers very handy HTML reference and CSS reference pages detailing tags, elements and selectors for easy lookup.
Here is the outline of their HTML Beginners Tutorial:
Getting Started – What you need to do to get going and make your first HTML page.
Tags, Attributes and Elements – The stuff that makes up HTML.
Page Titles – Titles. For Pages. Difficult to get your head around, I know…
Paragraphs – Structuring your content with paragraphs.
Headings – The six levels of headings.
Lists – How to define ordered and unordered lists.
Links – How to link things together.
Images – Adding something a bit more than text…
Tables – How to use tabular data.
Forms – Text boxes and other user-input thingamajigs.
Putting It All Together – Taking all of the above stuff and shoving it together. Sort of a recap thing.
HTMLDog strongly encourages beginners to hand code web pages (we agree) and to follow XHTML 1.0 strict web standards (we agree as well). For a closer look read this blog post about HTMLDog.
Opera also offers various articles covering HTML5.
The MDC (Mozilla’s Doc Center) cover HTML and HTML5. It should be noted that those browsers at the forefront of web standards are the ones that offer some of the better help resources.
Lynda.com also covers HTML5 if you are looking for a quick place to start.
For more mini-lessons and resources about HTML visit our blog archives.
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