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  1. Learn HTML and CSS: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide

    Adding Structure Paragraphs? No problem. Headings? You’ve got them under your belt. In fact, you’re now familiar with the basic structure of a web page. The small selection of tags that we’ve discussed so far are fairly easy to remember, as their purposes are obvious (remember: p = paragraph). But what on earth is a […]

  2. Learn HTML and CSS: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide

    What’s It All About? Notice that, despite our inclusion of a couple of headings and a couple of paragraphs, there is little to suggest what this site is about. All visitors know so far is that the site’s about diving. Let’s add some more explanatory text to the page, along with some contact information: Beneath […]

  3. Learn HTML and CSS: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide

    Symbols Occasionally, you may need to include the greater-than (>) or less-than (<) symbols in the text of your web pages. The problem is that these symbols are also used to denote tags in XHTML. So, what can we do? Thankfully, we can use special little codes called entities in our text instead of these […]

  4. Learn HTML and CSS: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide

    Commenting Your HTML Back in the garage, you’re doing a little work on your project car and, as you prepare to replace the existing tires with a new set, you notice that your hubcaps aren’t bolted on: you’d stuck them to the car with nothing more than super glue. There must have been a good […]

  5. Learn HTML and CSS: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide

    The Most Basic Web Page in the World Actually, that heading’s a bit of a misnomer: we’ve already shown you the most basic page — the one without any content. However, to start to appreciate how everything fits together, you really need to see a simple page with some actual content on it. Let’s have […]

  6. Learn HTML and CSS: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide

    The Doctype <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"          "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> This is known as the doctype (short for Document Type Definition). It must be the first item on a web page, appearing even before any spacing or carriage returns. Have you ever taken a document you wrote in Microsoft Word 2007 […]

  7. Learn HTML and CSS: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide

    Chapter 2. Your First Web Pages A wise man once said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. In this chapter, you’ll take that first metaphorical step on your journey towards web site enlightenment: you’ll create your first web page. By the end of the chapter, you’ll have duplicated that […]

  8. Learn HTML and CSS: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide

    If you are using a slightly older Mac, you may also have a copy of Internet Explorer installed. Our advice for Internet Explorer for Mac? Send it to Trash. The Mac version of IE was abandoned by Microsoft many years ago, so it’s considerably outdated and is rarely supported or used in the wider world; […]

  9. Learn HTML and CSS: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide

    Toying with the idea of building your first web site? Or are you tired of being asked to build sites for family and friends? With this excerpt from SitePoint’s latest book, even complete beginners can begin to build a complete, standards-compliant web site from scratch!

  10. SXSW 2006 – It’s a wrap!

    It’s final day out here in Austin’s SXSW festival (or at least the final part of the interactive portion) and for the first time since coming here four years ago I’m actually finding myself ready to go home. It’s true that it really is a party town here, and especially when so many web geeks […]