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HTML – Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0

webWeb Versions

The Web has versions? Yes, believe it or not.

When you create a webpage your using HyperText Markup Language (HTML) to tell a browser how to display the text and images to your visitors.  You can learn more about its history and creation on Wikipedia which has a pretty complete entry for HTML.

Basically HTML had its prototypes developed at The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in 1980. Physicist Tim Berners-Lee has been credited with starting the whole thing off. By 1989, he began work on a browser technology to easily display the evolved versions of his prototype language and HTML was developed. Berners-Lee and CERN data systems engineer Robert Cailliau collaborated on a joint request for funding, but the project was not formally adopted by CERN. The first publicly available description of HTML was a document called “HTML Tags”, first mentioned on the Internet by Berners-Lee in late 1991. Continue reading

HTML 104 – Creating Links

linkconstructionWebsite Navigation

If you’re on the web, you already know what a LINK is. It’s highlighted words, phrases or images that take a reader to another page, on your website or blog, or to another website entirely.

They can be used to add information to an article, to categorize information, group services or products for a company, or a variety of other points of interest.  They can even be used to set up any easy method for visitors to send you email.

Links are pretty simple things to code, but they do have a few parameters that are worth noting. Continue reading

HTML 103 – Setting Font Styles

fontconfigsFont Color and Size

Everyone wants to highlight words or sentences in their text when writing the Great American Blog Post or New Article on their website. Businesses want to grab attention for sales or marketing campaigns to highlight key components of their new product or services.

For websites using HTML editors, these types of configurations are often built into the tool that allows you to increase font size, change colors for certain words or designate certain font sets be used for browsers that support them.

Blogs provide these abilities to, but sometimes what’s in the “Kitchen Sink” tool set lacks some of these potential settings. So it’s good to know what you can do with the behind the scene code, that you may not be able to do from the upfront Visual editor.

In the HTML 101 – The Bare Minimum Basics I shared how you can modify the code behind your page. But to share a bit of that here so you don’t have to go back and look it up, let me duplicate a piece of that article here. Continue reading

HTML 101 – The Bare Minimum Basics

htmlSimple HyperText Markup Language

HTML or HyperText Markup Language is the main markup language for creating web pages and other information that can be displayed in a web browser.

If you’re creating a website or even a blog, knowing some of the basics of the code can help you alleviate a lot of frustration when you’re trying to format your text and it simply won’t work properly! Grr!

The best thing to do in these cases, is not get frustrated, but look at the code behind the text. Whither you’re using a HTML editor, or adding a new post or page to your blog, both editing systems will have a way to look at the code. When you have a general idea of what you’re looking at, you can find the issue and make attempts to fix it. Continue reading

Web Design Tools

webtoolsWhat Tools You Need

No matter what kind of site you’re going to be putting up on the internet, there are tools you’re going to need to make it easier to post articles and pictures.  You may want an HTML editor to help you design web pages, or you’ll need an FTP package to help you transfer files to your web space.

All websites and blogs will use graphics, so a good graphics editor will also come in handy. But which ones do you need and which ones are free and easy to use? I have a few suggestions. Continue reading