Introduction to HTML
What You'll Learn
Whether you're coding by hand or using a web design tool like Dreamweaver or WordPress, you're writing HTML, the lingua franca of web browsers. Anyone developing their own website will eventually need to learn HyperText Markup Language, and it's surprisingly easy!
This workshop will have you writing HTML in just one night with the basics of the language. You'll learn how HTML defines the structure of a web page by identifying types of content, and best practices for using HTML elements.
This workshop will cover:
- HTML 4 vs. XHTML
- The DOCTYPE and why it's crucial
- Elements, the basic building blocks of a web page
- How CSS relates to HTML
- How to write clean, standards-compliant code
- The future of HTML
- What NOT to do
Who Should Take This
Anyone who wants to hand-code, or who wants a better understanding of what Dreamweaver, WordPress, and other visual editors are writing. You should understand the Fundamentals of Web Design first.
Presented By Douglas Wray
Doug Wray has been working with online information systems since 1984. Starting in science using TeX and LaTeX realtime rendering on Macs progressing to desktop publishing for commercial printing thence into web design. He's used numerous electron-herding methods including HTML and CSS. Sometime in 2001 he broke with conventional wisdom and stopped using tables for structure - following in the footsteps of Eric Meyer and Jeffrey Zeldman. He now builds websites exclusively with CSS and finds it an exciting and challenging pursuit.