Old 27th November 2004, 03:50   #1
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Good site for learning html?

I'm working on designing a webpage for a project i'm working on (that bash script that drove me batty with AC/DC). Anyway, i'm sick of using frontpage to design, especially since i hardly use windows anymore. So, is there a good place to get started with learning html coding, and does anyone know of a linux text editor with syntax highlighting? Gedit doesn't want to. Thanks.

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Old 27th November 2004, 03:59   #2
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Back to school, dude .

BTW, drop frontpage... use notepad


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Old 27th November 2004, 04:38   #3
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notepad rocks

http://www.htmlgoodies.com

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Old 27th November 2004, 04:50   #4
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Like lobo said, w3schools is probably one of the best places to learn from.

http://www.crimsoneditor.com - Nice editor

http://forums.berkenpies.nl - #webdev (irc.p44.org). We'll be glad to help with anything ^_^.
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Old 27th November 2004, 04:52   #5
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i learned HTML from HTMLGoodies, somewhat at least. i've learned the basics from there, but it's not for everyone i guess.

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Old 27th November 2004, 12:28   #6
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Time to crack open the books, I guess. Might as well learn it the right way from the start. Thanks, guys.

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Old 27th November 2004, 12:44   #7
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notepad rocks

http://www.htmlgoodies.com

Easy Fast and to the point

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Old 27th November 2004, 13:44   #8
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http://www.crimsoneditor.com - Nice editor
He said Linux text editor.

I use XEmacs, but I get in trouble with my friends, who say I should use Vim (or even the graphical gVim).

Vim takes quite a bit of learning, as does Emacs if you wanna use all the features. But to be fair, if you know all the features of Emacs, I think you'd realise you don't.

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I like to use vi and kate for text editing. I use http://www.w3.org/ as a reference for web stuff.
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To check your CSS try:

http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

For HTML/XHTML etc. try:

http://validator.w3.org/

These two sites check if your site is up to standards in the chosen DTD

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Quote:
Originally posted by zootm
He said Linux text editor.

I use XEmacs, but I get in trouble with my friends, who say I should use Vim (or even the graphical gVim).

Vim takes quite a bit of learning, as does Emacs if you wanna use all the features. But to be fair, if you know all the features of Emacs, I think you'd realise you don't.
I got crimson editor to work on Linux :P

(Actually I didn't even read his post, I just suggested it)
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Old 27th November 2004, 21:37   #14
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Thanks, baafie. I never used kate before and I like it very much. As for emacs and vim, I could never really figure them out. Although, I must admit that i really only ever looked at them out of curiosity and never seriously tried to learn them.

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Old 27th November 2004, 23:07   #15
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I'd have to agree that htmlgoodies.com is a good place to go for some basics of learning html. I've gotten lots of useful info from there.

Also, I'd highly recommend using metapad to write your code (don't think there's a linux version available, but it kicks notepad's butt ).
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Thanks, baafie. I never used kate before and I like it very much. As for emacs and vim, I could never really figure them out. Although, I must admit that i really only ever looked at them out of curiosity and never seriously tried to learn them.
vi can be extremely powerful if you've memorised the most important commands. I find myself able to work just as fast with vi as with a 'graphical/X' editor. My advice: stay away from ed .
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I have two quick questions. First, how can I change the color of a couple words in a parragrapgh? I don't want to use the <font> tag because the tutorial says its depreciated.

Also, is there a decent free webhost anywhere? I'm on geocities right now and the script that geocities puts in for the ad means the chances of validating are exactly zero.

edit// Why do I have the feeling someone is going to tell me to wait until I read the part about CSS?

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Old 28th November 2004, 01:56   #18
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http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_syntax.asp

2. You can validate via upload, if you just want to check your
<im retarded>skillz.</im retarded>


is the <im retarded> tag depreciated?


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Old 28th November 2004, 02:13   #19
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Ah, thanks. Validates fine now.

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Old 28th November 2004, 02:16   #20
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code:
span.special_text {
color: red;
}



In your css.

code:
<span class="special_text">THIS TEXT IS SPECIAL</span>


In your HTML.
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My HTML teacher (high school) swears by htmlite.com and htmlgoodies.com since I don't think he really knows anything himself...our school site is terrible..kind of looks like an AOL member page..uhuhgghgh

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Same with my HS


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HTML actually makes sense so far. Everything seems very logical. At least as far as a simple page goes, I think I somewhat understand what I'm doing. This is very unlike my expeience learning programming.

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Old 28th November 2004, 19:58   #26
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HTML is nothing at all like programming.
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Closest type of programing would be something like BASIC (.BAS), but no, it's not like programing executables.

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HTML isn't programming.

HTML is markup. You're just describing your document with it.
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program: a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
When you write HTML, you are writing a sequence of elements (instructions) which your browser parses (interprets) and then it displays corresponding output (execution).

That's just one definition, though
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I never said it was programming. I said it makes sense to me, which programming didn't.

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