I feel really challenge...I started working out of a SAMS Teach Yourself in 21 Days and can't even do the beginning example.
It says to download BBEdit Lite but, of course that isn't avalaible so I am currently downloading TextWrangler which is Free as well. In the mean time I tried to make a this simple html document in Appleworks, save it with a .html tag as a "text" document as the book insists and open it in Safari.
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC " - //W3C/DTD XHTML 1.01Transitional//EN"
<title>David's Sample HTML Page</title>
<h1>Ths is a realish HTML Page</h1>
I know I am at the beginning level here but, I wasn't able to save this document in Appleworks....perhaps because I called it: Firsthtml.html and saved it as a text File. Appleworks would save this document in the finder but, when I went to open it or reedit it wouldn't have a name over the document other then: "Untitled.xp".
Second, question is which HTML Editor do you use?
Thanks for helping out.
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i use <a href="http://www.codingmonkeys.de/subethaedit/">SubEthaEdit</a> because it's free and...I like it. I don't have any need for the collaborative editing but that's gravy i guess...all i really need is syntax highlighting & web preview is pretty nice.
textedit will also work, and i'm sure textwrangler is pretty good too.
<a href="http://www.w3schools.com">w3schools.com</a> has a bunch of free online tutorials and their reference is really nice because there's an online editor where you can try stuff out.
as far as your example goes, you need a
!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
with an opening brace (less than sign before the exclamation point) before your line but i suppose you typed that in and the board software tried to do something with it. (doesn't even work in the CODE braces???)
PS., I'm assuming you want to learn html & css, and don't want to use a WYSIWYG editor. Otherwise i think there's plenty out there...
Last edited by khummsein; Jan 18th, 2005 at 11:51 PM.
Reason: fix format...ugh too wide
I agree with khummesein, get SubEthaEdit. I use it for all my web developing needs, plus if you ever need help it is possible to get someone to jump in and help you in the document in real time! Just whatever you do, remember that font tags and table abuse are bad. Use CSS instead.
Another good place to look at more advanced concepts using CSS is <a href="http://alistapart.com">A List Apart</a>. It can be a little daunting at first, but HTML and CSS are rather simple and easy to pick up. It's just a matter of taking your ideas and coding them.