1 HTML Topics: Readings and References
2 HTML Part One
2.1 Getting Started with HTML
Getting Started with HTML. Topics covered:
- Elements, Nesting Elements, Block versus inline elements, empty elements;
- Attributes, boolean attributes, single or double quotes;
- Anatomy of an HTML document; Whitespace in HTML; Entity references/special characters; HTML Comments;
2.2 What’s in the head?
What’s in the head? Metadata in HTML. Topics covered:
- Title, Metadata, character encoding, description and SEO
2.3 HTML Text
HTML text fundamentals. Topics covered:
- Structure in web pages. Headings and Paragraphs
- Lists: Unordered, Ordered, (they don’t cover description lists), nested lists.
- Emphasis and Importance, but not style…
3 HTML Part Two
3.1 Advanced Text
Advanced Text Formating. Read this, will only skim in class. Topics covered:
- Description lists, Blockquotes, Inline quotations
- Citations, Abbreviations, Address, Super/sub-script
- Computer code markup, times and dates.
3.2 HTML Character Entities, escaping, Unicode and such
3.3 Document and Website Structure
Document and website structure. Topics include:
- Basic sections of a web page. Structuring a page.
- Non-semantic wrappers:
4 HTML Forms
Your first form. Basics of the
<form>element, action, and submit button.
How to structure a form. How to use fieldsets, legends, labels, and such.
The native form widgets. Includes: all sorts of text input fields, select boxes, checkable items, buttons, and more. Use this more as a reference. Did you notice that things like tabbed panes, dialog boxes, drop down menus are missing?
5 Multimedia and Embedding
6.1 Custom Data Attributes
Custom data attributes. Defines the format of
Should check your HTML against the W3C Markup Validation Service. It’s free!