April 6, 2011

Learning HTML and CSS

Recently someone asked me if you have to know HTML and CSS to be able design blogs like I do. The answer is yes. However, you don't have to be an expert. A few basics will go a long way. Blogger makes everything a lot simpler than if you were to design your own web page.

So where did I learn basic HTML and CSS? I used the websites below. They are very well organized and straightforward. I used the first one the most. For those of you wondering what CSS is (and maybe HTML), they explain it in the introductions.

http://www.w3schools.com/html/DEFAULT.asp

http://www.html.net/

http://www.utexas.edu/learn/html/

I also checked out books from my local library. If you do the same, just make sure to look for books that have been published in the last year or two.

Hope it helps!

~ Dani ~

5 comments:

  1. W3schools is a great source..but I prefer this source

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  2. W3schools and tizagare great sources but they don't offer video tutorials...I rather prefer this video/text Guide

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  4. fastest way of learning some basic HTML is to study websites around the Internet, inspecting them by using web-dev tools inside browsers like Firebug or just Webdeconstructor(http://webdeconstructor.com) -it to reveal all HTML tags on it

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  5. Yes, that is a great way to do it, Darkone. I like the developer tools in Chrome, I haven't tried others. You can always do a View Page Source in any browser and see the source code for any website, but the web developer tools show you where the difference code applies to the site. It's pretty cool.

    For CSS, I also like this site: http://www.csszengarden.com/

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