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How to Format Your Web Page Text in CoffeeCup

CoffeeCup Code Editor makes it easy for you to format the text on your Web page. You can add headings of various levels, and bold or italics to text for emphasis all without having to know and enter HTML [more…]

Using HTML to Code Your Web Pages

HTML lets you add descriptive tags to your Web page text, to change its appearance, or create lists, tables, links, and so on. HTML is designed to be something that humans can read [more…]

Ten Places to Host Your Page

Where to host your Web site is always a good question. And these days, with so many different kinds of Web services, the very definition of a Web site is under question. So here are ten places to host [more…]

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Code Hints

As a Web designer, you use some bits of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code frequently but not often enough to commit to memory. The following HTML code, CSS style, and JavaScript hints are handy when you are [more…]

HTML Resources for Building a Web Site

HTML is the language of the Web. Every Web site is built on this language or on a variant of it. However, HTML shouldn’t be intimidating; it’s a relatively straightforward technology. If you need help, [more…]

XHTML Strict Template

Getting started on a Web pageis sometimes the hardest part of a task. The fastest and best way to get your Web page underway is to use the following standard XHTML template: [more…]

Common XHTML Syntax

As a Web designer, you will do a lot of tagging in XHTML. The following table lists the most common XHTML tags you will need to know while you're building great Web pages. [more…]

Named Colors and Hex Values in HTML

The following table contains a list of named colors you can use in HTML and CSS code to create a more colorful Web site. The colors are given with their corresponding RGB hexcode values and a representative [more…]

HTML, XHTML, and CSS Resource Sites

There's no shortage of good HTML resources online, but some are simply so superlative that you'll want to check them all out. The following sites provide help on HTML, XHTML, and CSS, as well as Web graphics [more…]

New HTML 5 Elements

Below is a list of all the new elements proposed for introduction in the HTML5 specification in alphabetical order, with a brief description and an associated markup category. [more…]

A Sample Web Page in HTML

When you're creating Web pages, you use HTML — a lot! The following sample shows the HTML formatting and codes you use to create headings and titles, lists, lines, and images as well as [more…]

Web Authoring Resources

When you're creating Web pages, you can benefit a lot from other people's expertise. On the Web, a lot of people are only too happy to offer their advice — often free of charge! The following list offers [more…]

Common HTML Tags for Creating Web Pages

If you're creating Web pages, you can't escape using HTML, and really, why would you want to? The Web language translates your glorious ideas into engaging Web pages. The lists here offer the basic HTML [more…]

HTML Entities for Special Characters

To put special characters in the Web pages you create, you use escape sequences or entity references, both of which are shown in the table here. Test your special characters in several current Web browsers [more…]

Change Text and Images on Your iWeb Site in iLife '11

Each time you add a new iWeb page in iLife, you choose the page's template. You can change the theme and template for a page at any time. One key way that you can make an iWeb template your own space on [more…]

How to Add Hyperlinks to Your iWeb Site in iLife '11

A hyperlink is a piece of text or an object that links to another Web page in the same site or another site. In iLife, iWeb gives you a few ways to add hyperlinks, and they're all easy. [more…]

How to Change the Layout of an iWeb Page in iLife '11

In iLife, every iWeb page layout template has text boxes for the header, title, body text, and footer. The header appears at the top of the page and starts with placeholder text, such as My Blog or Welcome [more…]

Notable Changes in HTML5

The HTML language is actually only one part of a much bigger picture that is HTML5. In truth, HTML5 is the integration of several different technologies [more…]

Use Chrome Frame to Render HTML5 in Internet Explorer

Sad but true: The browser with the largest market share — Internet Explorer (IE) — has the least support for HTML5 standards. So how do you let all those people using IE view your HTML5 web pages? [more…]

The Relationship between HTML5 and XHTML

HTML began as a very simple language for creating web pages. XHTML arose when web development expanded and professional programmers needed something beyond HTML 4. The strict version of XHTML [more…]

How to Set Up a Web Page with HTML5

Whether you're an experienced web-page designer or not so much, you can build a basic HTML5 page quite easily. Just open up any text editor and add the following code: [more…]

How to Include Links in Your HTML5 Web Page

The H in HTML stands for hypertext, which is a fancy term for links, which give life to the web pages you build. It's very easy to add a link — or even two — to a web page, as in this screen shot: [more…]

HTML5 and Semantic Page Elements

HTML5 reinforces the notion of semantic markup in building web pages, meaning that tags describe the meaning of the section in the page context and not how the page [more…]

Common HTML Tags

The following table lists some of the most common HTML tags that you'll use to build your website. After you've worked in HTML for a little while, these tags will become second nature to you. [more…]

HTML References and Resources

You can't go on the Internet without seeing HTML in action, but the Internet is a great place for finding out about HTML, too. The following table lists some valuable online resources for more information [more…]

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