December 2, 2011
« HTML101 Part 3
As you learned in Part 1 of this series, an HTML tag specifies the meaning of some content. Oftentimes though, the tag itself does not provide enough information, so HTML tags have what are called attributes, which can be seen as a way of specifying configuration options for that tag.
November 24, 2011
« HTML101 Part 2 || HTML101 Part 4 »
Now that we have scratched the surface of HTML, we’re going to start delving deeper. It’s time to start learning more about tags.
Display of tags
You’ve just completed your first “Hello world” HTML page:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
November 17, 2011
« HTML101 Part 1 || HTML101 Part 3 »
Welcome back to HTML Bootcamp, recruit. Today we will be covering editing environments, setting up your very first HTML document and testing it in a web browser. So let’s not waste any time and get down to business!
When you’re on the battlefield you need to be comfortable with your equipment and know how to use it. If your helmet is too big for you or your rifle’s strap is broken you’re not really performing the way you should. The same principal applies to coding. If your editing environment causes you more headaches than anything else you’re not really performing at maximum capacity. So making the right choice when it comes to which editor you use is not something to be taken lightly.
Initially you might be able to get away with using your operating system’s standard text editor, like Notepad on Microsoft Windows, but later you’ll want to pick the right tools to make your job easier. When you reach that point you can go one of two routes.
November 11, 2011
« Web Dev Bootcamp – Introduction || HTML101 Part 2 »
Welcome to HTML Bootcamp day 1! This series will teach you the fundamentals of HTML and equip you to build your own website(s). Before we can hand you a gun and some bullets to start shootin’ , we’ll put you through some basic training to get you into shape first.
November 2, 2011
How to submit a form using AJAX?
In this micro tut I will show you how to submit your HTML form using AJAX.
Why change a working formula?
Because it can work better and faster! (A good motto for web developers :) )
Most things we do on the web comes down to user experience. You want people browsing your site(s) to enjoy it so much that they want to stay longer, and come back again later.
August 13, 2010
Using custom cursors on your website can be very simple, but can also be a bit frustrating, depending on what exactly you want to do, so I will try to give a clean breakdown to simplify the process. Read More…
July 30, 2010
An age old question with a simple answer:
How to position a div in the center of (any size) browser window?
Once you have created your html page, create the div you wish to have in the center of the window and give it an id:
My center div...
July 20, 2010
Part of doing Web Development is staying on top of your game and up to date with all the new techniques and technologies constantly coming out. Currently, the most prominent of these new toys are HTML5 and CSS3. In this series I’m going to be doing an overview of HTML5: What you can use now, what you should hold back on, and what you can do with it.
Part 1 will cover the structure of your html documents when switching from html4/xhtml to html5.
June 14, 2010
If you configure your site correctly and have a breadcrumb trail as part of your site, you can get that trail to display in google, as in the following image :
Google breadcrumb view
Having breadcrumbs display in google can really help draw visitors to your site as they will be able to see exactly where they are going. I took a quick look at trying to get this set up :
May 25, 2010
Many newbie web developers struggle with this, so I thought I’d write a quick tutorial on how to force a user’s browser to download a file when a link is clicked, instead of the file (such as a pdf) opening within the browser.