This page is a guide that helps me get code right the first time -- (except when I make careless mistakes).
This guide is terse. If you're new to the web, you may want a book to go along with it. I've included just enough explanation so a learner can see why the code is as it is.
Html -- Just the Useful Tags I omit html tags supported by only one or two browsers, unless they are uniquely useful. The result is a trim html, that is likely to work.
Code with its Results Since proper punctuation is essential, code is given verbatim. Click the light bulb for results.
<html> <head> <title>A Simple Example</title> </head> <body> Here is a very simple html file. It doesn't say much, and it contains only the essential elements of html. </body> </html>
CSS Styling with CSS is simple and gives a multitude of formatting choices.
Dynamic Html Dynamic html is a part of html that lets you change your web page with the click of a mouse. By using dynamic html whenever possible, you limit the imcompatibilities you could face with scripting languages. Furthermore, learning dynamic html is excellent preparation for learning a scripting language.
Forms Forms let you communicate with your reader. I present the html you need to code forms, the PHP you need to retrieve the results, and the MySql you need to store them.
PHP PHP programs are useful in generating web pages. These can contain input from your readers. PHP is easy to learn and use.
MySql MySql permits you to organize large quantities of information. With PHP, you can use this in your web pages. Over time, this can not only simplify your web pages, but can help you keep needed information at your fingertips.
Copyright July 2005, 2006 by Nancy E. Knox
If you have questions or comments, I'd appreciate an email: nancy "at" solutionsforyou "dot" org.