Many many many years ago i was fairly proficient with HTML and CSS. Unfortunately I had to put my coding on the shelf due to other commitments.
I would like to get back into web development and design, but am not sure where to begin.
First of all, much of what I once knew has been forgotten.
Secondly, much of what I once know is probably outdated.
To start back at square 1, can all of you help me to understand how much HTML has changed over the last 5-10 years?
Also, where should I start so that all of my HTML knowledge is current and correct?
If you study HTML5 and CSS3 you will be up to date
I think those were around when I was getting out of coding and that was at least 5 years ago…
W3.org has quite a few free and up-to-date validation tools. Each just require a link to be copied and pasted. The results are comprehensive.
These are two which I frequently use.
…and a good editor with unlimited free trial:
W3.org looks scary. Where should I go? That site is very confusing.
Btw, are there different versions of HTML 5 or will any source do?
yes the w3.org is comprehensive and overwhelming.
Just try copying and pasting a URL into the other two links and try to understand the results of errors and warnings that are shown.
As far as different html versions are concerned the validators take a guess at the relevant version.
Please try both links instead of trying to guess possible problems which have been resolved.
The validators are good, but where can I sit down and read from A-to-Z about HTML 5?
W3.org used to have an online manual that had the whole language.
And stepping back for a moment, should I read the whole HTML 5 manual, or go find some books that teach you how to code HTML 5 even though it is mostly self-explanatory.
should I read the whole HTML 5 manual, or go find some books that teach you how to code HTML 5 even though it is mostly self-explanatory.
How to learn varies from one person to another…
I like W3.schools.com because of their online dynamic examples.
MDN is more comprehensive if further details are required.
Just a word of warning…
w3schools.com is NOT affiliated with w3.org. While they have gotten better over the years, they are not always the most comprehensive and/or correct source for all things web.
MDN would be a better place to work from for more “correct” sources of truth.
Thanks for the warning and reminder!
(See, these are the kinds of things I have to re-learn all over again!)
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