HTML, Head and Body Elements. Foundations Part 3

When we're working in HTML, we need to use a series of elements and tags to add our content. You can think of these like containers where we put not only our content, but other elements and tags as well. While there are lots of different elements and tags available for use, I want to focus on a couple specific ones that create the base for everything else. In this article we will cover the HTML, Head, Title and Body Elements.

 

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The Doctype. Foundations Part 2

In Foundations Part 1 we discussed what exactly HTML is and what it does. We learned it's static and that without the addition of CSS and JavaScript, it's very boring. Regardless, it's incredibly important to have a strong foundation to start your website. It doesn't matter which language is being used in the end, HTML is the structure that holds it all together and you need to make sure you do it right to ensure it lasts. In this article, we will look at the Doctype that defines what kind of HTML we are using.

 

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What is HTML? Foundations Part 1

HTML CodeIt's been around since the dawn of the web... without it, the web wouldn't exist... but what is it? HTML, which stands for HyperText Markup Language and, as it's name suggests, is a Markup Language that allows you to build websites. Of course, that's an oversimplification, but in it's simplest form, that's exactly what it is.

 

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Why you never copy and paste from MS Word

Whenever I build a website these days, I generally use the Joomla! Content Management System which comes with a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor for adding content. The large majority of sites built on a CMS (From Joomla! to SharePoint) have editors like this for easy addition of content by people who have no coding experience.

 

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