Creating Links

In another group there has been some discussion about linking files for download and I notice that a lot of the participants don’t seem to know how to make a basic web link using HTML which is necessary to link a document or file on a web page.

Good HTML vs. Bad HTML

HTML is easy to use. So easy, in fact, that almost anyone online can, and does, get involved with it to some degree at some point. The problem is that so many beginners don’t learn enough about HTML (ever) to really understand what they are doing. Many just copy and paste from examples provided by […]

HTML Heading (title) Tags

In another article on this site titled, "What Are ALT Tags And How Do You Use Them?" I referred to a forum posting that told people to "USE CAPITAL LETTERS IN THE ALT TAG SO THE SPIDERS READ IT AS A TITLE. IT GIVES IT MORE WEIGHT!" This same person told people to use the […]

Before Downloading 1st Page 2000 (below) Read This

Before downloading and installing 1st. Page 2000 (file available elsewhere on this site) you should read this: Some versions of Norton and McAfee anti-virus software will report finding the "static" virus "JS/Winbomb" in the software. They may even delete or quarantine the file: C:Program Files1st page 2000IScriptsButtonssix buttons from hell.izs which is part of the […]

Web Browser Compatibility

When I provide tech support through my business site I am surprised at how many people do not know what a web browser is or even what software, or a program, is. The thing is, these things don’t come with many (or any!) instructions and they seldom even have their name displayed on them. You […]

What Are ALT Tags And How Do You Use Them?

There is a lot of bad HTML information floating around on the ‘net in forums, on websites, and elsewhere, often put forward as "expert" advice. I once saw this rather erroneous information on a forum: "Alt tags are those HTML codes you will see as <ALT=blahblahblah> — what the ALT tag does is help people […]

Quick HTML Tag Reference

Quick HTML Tag Reference This is a quick reference chart which shows most of the basic HTML tags. The opening and closing tags are shown as well as defined attributes. Click on one of the links below to jump to the appropriate section of the chart. Note: Orange background indicates s deprecated tag – to […]

File Naming Conventions

A few of us might be old enough to remember the "good old" days of DOS and the limitation it imposed on file names: maximum 8 character names, maximum 3 character extensions, and no spaces allowed. Today, most file systems support spaces in file names and both name and extension parts can be any length. […]

Choosing An HTML Editor

Choosing An HTML Editor…From The Wiz’s Template Design Course — Posted With Permission. We are just about ready to get down to the nitty-gritty of coding an actual template. There are more tags to consider but we will learn about them as we progress. What we really need to know first is what program we […]

W3C – Introduction To HTML

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. W3C is a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding. They are the "rule makers" for HTML. Here is the general tutorial from their site. It is an excellent series of articles […]