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My name is Joe and I'm going to giveyou a few simple lessons on how to make a Web Page. I must warn youthough, this is for "all wet behinda ears" Newbies. If you're at allexperienced at this sort of thing, you'll probably find this tutorial abit of a yawner.
You'llbe happy to learn that it's really pretty simple. The basic idea isthis... A web page is nothing more than a file, a HTML file to beexact. It's called HTML because web page documents have the fileextension .html or .htm. HTML stands for Hyper Text Mark-up Language.(If you are unclear about this file extension stuff, then you reallyare newbie!! Take a quick detour for a few ramblings on the subject).
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Youmust also move from start to finish. You can't jump around because eachlesson builds on, and draws from, lessons you learned previously.
Knowbeforehand that this will be HARD WORK. Unless you've done someprogramming before, you won't just breeze through this tutorial (andHTML ain't programming). Be prepared to stretch your brain andpersevere through some confusing and frustrating periods. Just keepplugging away... understanding and skill will come.
Andmost important, there are many exercises scattered throughout. In orderto get ANY use out of this tutorial you MUST do the exercises. Again,if you skip the exercises, you will learn very little and you might aswell do something else with your time.
Hello there! My name is Joe and I'm going to teach you a little about CSS. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is simply another method to control the appearance of a web page. Having basic CSS skills in your toolbox is a definite plus.
ThisFibel is not an attempt to teach you all the ins and outs of stylesheets, it's not going to make you an expert on them at by any means.What it will do is give you enough skill to start using them in yourweb pages. Once you have a foothold, you can expand your knowledge andskill on your own. You'll find that once you learn how to use stylesheets, you'll use them quite often.
The first order of business is to have a good reference. Included with this tutorial is a very good CSS reference from the Web Design Group (my thanks to WDG for making thisreference available for re-distribution). You can get to this referenceby clicking the CSS Reference link near the bottom ofevery page in this Fibel. Another excellent reference (if you don'thave it already) is the HTML Reference Library which has an excellentStyle Sheet section.
The second orderof business is to simplify our thinking. You know how the "birds andthe bees" has nothing to do with birds, and barely anything to do withbees? Well, for now, regarding Cascading Style Sheets... forget about"Cascading" and forget about "Sheets". "Style" is the only term that isremotely useful to most of us. In the past you may have looked at someof this style sheet stuff and found yourself instantly confused. Well,forget about that. Style sheets is a little dog that makes a lot ofnoise... nothing more. In other words... as far as the basics, thereain't all that much to it.