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/ October, 1996 / version 3.0.1 / version history /

Version History

version 3.0.1 / January 1997
Fixed typos in lessons 8d (thanks to Gene Menzies) and the lesson 18 test page (thanks to Benjie Wolicki), and even on this page (thanks to Leo Robert Klein). Benjie also correctly pointed out that it is not safe to say that Olympus Mons is the largest volcano in the universe, but rather "the largest known volcano in the solar system"

version 3.0 / October 1996
Revised and corrected typos (from lots of net feedback) in all lessons. Tables added throughout lessons as any browser worth using now supports tables. Simplified instructions for downloading image files. All sample HTML in lessons is now color coded. Added comment tags to lesson 1, more examples for using <br> tags for headers in lesson 4, non-breaking space in lesson 10, color name codes for lesson 16, font FACE options in lesson 18, colored table cells in lesson 21. Broke up the big tag summary table into seperate pages.

Finally gave up on ever trying to write more advanced lessons as the web just changes and grows too damn fast. The whole thing is getting complicated by the glut of new features introduced by NetScape vs Microsoft.

Version 2.0 / December 1995
Cleaned up typos. Added explanation for height and width attributes for inline images in lesson 7a. Re-organized lesson structure for pictures in subfolders and example files for lessons after lesson 8a. This not only explained other ways of linking web directories, but made it more managable for setting up the example files for later lessons where one page became many pages. Added explanation in lesson lesson 8a for relative URLS that link upwards in the directory structure. New lessons on Splitting vs Lumping (14) of long web pages; NetScape and HTML 3.0 issues (15); colored and texture backgrounds (16); the dreaded <blink> tag (17); spiffing up text (colors, sizes, superscripts, subscripts) (18); more options for the <hr> tag (19); aligning text and images (20); Tables (21); More for Images and Lists (22); and Clickable Image Maps (23) Alumni page now pulls 10 names at random rather than listing them all.

Version 1.7 / November 1995
Still fixing typos with the help of our audience. Added summary page for all HTML used in the tutorial and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. With help from Kurt Leinbach, developed CGI form for registering our alumni

Version 1.51 / September 1995
New lesson for Blockquotes (13).

Version 1.5 / August 1995
Re-writes for improved directions and fixed the many typos (thanks to Jennifer Adamson). Minor cosmetic changes. Added <br> tag to lesson 2. Until we write some new lessons, provide links to sites for HTML 3.0, CGI, Image Maps.
Version 1.41 / June 1995
Removed use of the underline <u> tags which were once supported by NCSA Mosaic. Added lesson 12 for using the mailto: link and the <address> tag.

Version 1.4 / May 1995
Removed directions specific to NCSA Mosaic, new logo. Several links to external sites were updated.

Version 1.3.1 / February 7, 1995
Typos fixed as well as inconsistencies in the sample lessons, with thanks to Robin Wright.

Version 1.3 / December 15, 1994
New lessons added for Named Anchors (8d); Preformatted Text (9); Special Character Sets (10); and Descriptive Lists (11). Information on using the ALT keyword in the <IMG> tag was added to lesson 7a, "Inline Graphics".

Version 1.2 / November 15, 1994
Links to external sites were verified and updated. Directions were re-written to take into account the increasing number of different web browsers, each of which may have commands under different menus. Navigation links between lessons were moved to the top of the page.

Version 1.1 / July 1, 1994
Based on the surveys from our June workshop, we updated several the exercises to make the descriptions more clear. First version placed on our WWW server. Although the files are the same for different platforms, we made separate download-able archives for Macintosh and DOS formats (difference in how DOS and Mac systems differ in the use of carriage returns in the text files)

Version 1.0 / June 1, 1994
This was the first version of the tutorial, as written for a 2 day workshop for faculty at South Mountain Community College, and included lessons 1-8.

Writing HTML: Version History
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