HTML for Non-beginners
By Bill Pellowe
Updated March 20, 1999
First appeared in ComLink (2)5 [e-zine, AJET Computer N-SIG, 1997]
This collection of short articles is intended for people who
already know the basics of HTML (hyper-text markup language, the code used for creating
World Wide Web pages). If you've never created a web page before, you should start
off at the "HTML
Crash Course for Educators" site, which is an excellent resource for beginners.
It provides examples of codes with clear explanations, and gives a short interactive
quiz at the end of lessons - you type in the code you've learned, and you can see
the results immediately.
In these articles, the HTML code is shown directly on the screen with examples of
what that code does. You can copy the code directly off of the screen to paste into
your own web pages.
HTML Tips Articles
- E-mail links tips
- manipulate the text appearing in the browser's status window (the part at the
bottom of the browser screen)
- automatically fill in the Subject line of e-mail people send you
- have one e-mail link send the message to two people
- automatically fill in the Body of e-mail people send you
- specify which types of fonts people see when they look at your page.
Line tips: Options with the <hr> tag
- make black lines and how to specify thickness, width and alignment.
- make bullet lists
- change the type of bullet seen on the screen.
- do colors with HTML, including font colors, page colors, text and link colors,
and table colors.
NEW: Putting colored borders
around tables, and wrapping text around them
|This is a simple table with a red border around it. How is it done? Read
Icons" image change gallery
- You may also be interested in another small site I did which provides some guidance
You can do a quick search of Amazon.com from this site to
html tips useful, don't send me cash <grin>, but I'd appreciate it if you'd
use this search when you shop Amazon.com.
For additional resources, these three sites will lead you to a wide range of good,
- "<HTML Resources>"
- A very good list of links for tutorials, images, tables, et cetera.
- Netscape's list of html resources.
- "The Internet
- Link categories include learning html, graphic design, clip art, and fonts.
- ADDITIONAL RESOURCE ADDED DEC.
- Here's a great article I came across yesterday: Charles
Kelly's article on how to make a web page. He provides an overview of basic html
code, templates, even some great examples of what not to do.
About the author
Bill Pellowe has been teaching English in Japan since 1990. Currently, half of
his teaching hours are with the Internet majors at Aso Foreign Language Travel College
in Fukuoka, where he teaches the Internet as a content-based course. Bill maintains
some web sites for the Japan Association for Language Teaching: the Kyushu
JALT site, the Fukuoka chapter's
site, and the Kyushu ELT
Events Calendar. His personal homepage is called, simply enough, Bill's place.