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l e s s o n s

A.   HTML 101

      0. Standardly Speaking About HTML

B.  Building a Foundation...
Nuts 'n Bolts HTML

  1. Creating Your First HTML Document
  2. Modifying an HTML Document
  3. Headings- Six Levels Deep
  4. Breaking up into Paragraphs
  5. Doing it with Style
  6. Lists, Lists, and Lists
  7. Graphics and File Formats
    1. Inline Images
  8. Linking it with Anchors
    1. Links to Local Files
    2. URLs- Web Pointers
    3. Links to the World- Internet sites
    4. Links to Sections of a Page
    5. HyperGraphic Links
  9. Preformatted Text
  10. Special Characters
  11. Descriptive Lists
  12. Address Footers and E-Mail Links
  13. You can Blockquote Me on That
  14. Lumping vs Splitting

C.  Beyond the Basics

  1. Standard and Enhanced HTML
  2. Colorful And Textured Backgrounds
  3. Don't Blink
  4. Spiffing Up Text
  5. Easy Hard Rules
  6. Extra Alignment
  7. Setting the Table
  8. More for Images and Lists
  9. Clickable Image Maps

You know, at one time I had grandiose plans to write more lessons. It kept getting pushed from April to May to July... whenever. The web is just exploding at the seams and rather than try to keep up with its zany pace, I now throw up my virtual hands in defeat. So for those expecting more lessons on frames, forms, java, vrml, I offer humble apologies and defer to these other sources.
  1. Tables
    1. Killer Tables by Dave Siegel
  2. Forms
    1. Carlos' FORMS Tutorial
  3. Frames
    1. The NetScape Frames Tutorial by Charlton Douglas Rose
    2. Dab Brown's Framing the Web
    3. NetScape's Net Assist for Frames
  4. GIF Animation
    1. Royal E. Frazier's GIF Animation on the WWW
    2. Andy Brown's Optimizing Animated GiFs
  5. The Wide World of Color Palettes
    1. "In Design School They Promised No Math" a Web Review article by Bob Schmitt
    2. The Browser Safe Color Palette by Lynda Weinman
  1. JavaScript
    1. JavaScript Index by Andrew Wooldridge
    2. NetScape's JavaScript Documentation
    3. Introduction to JavaScript by Stefan Koch
  2. Java
    1. Sun, who started it all
    2. KneeDeep in Java by Stefan Koch
    3. Gamelan
    4. Shlurrrpp......Java "The first user-friendly tutorial on Java" by Vijay Mukhi
    5. Io Systems On-Line Java courses

And we would be remiss without listing Microsoft's Site Builder WorkShop where they are cooking up all kinds of new, confusing tags; they may will someday own the web. Face it. Sigh.

D.  Post Graduate Work

  1. If your work is available on the web, be sure to register as a Writing HTML Alumni.
  2. Dave Siegel's Web Wonk, Tips for Writers and Designers, will show you how to create artful web pages that look like no other web pages you have seen (except for those that mimic the style!). See also his How to Create Killer Websites a book and a web site.
  3. The Yale C/AIM WWW Style Manual should already be on your bookmark list! This is high octane stuff. We also like the Guide to Web Style by Sun Microsystems, NCD's HTML Design Guide, and the Sevloid Guide to Web Design.
  4. Always keep within a mouseclick's distance Kevin Werbach's Bare Bones Guide to HTML, webreference.com, TaoH of HTML, and Dr. HTML.

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