Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Learning Basic HTML

Kris is getting into the innards of social networks, lately, and she wants to know some HTML. Even though I use dreamweaver for my day-to-day junk, I switch in and out of code-view. And here on blogger, I enter text in the WYSIWYG view, but I'll switch over to the HTML mode if something isn't looking how I like.

A little HTML is very useful. But damned if you can find a simple primer on the web that gives you just enough to understand code, tweak it a little bit, and know what pieces to copy and paste when you wanna borrow something from somewhere else. And she really doesn't need an O'Reilly book.

Closest I could come was this simple page from Philip Greenspun. And maybe skim over this page and its neighbor. Anyone got a better one?

1 comment:

  1. Not sure if it'll help, but here's the almost-20-year-old document that taught me HTML. http://www.csci.csusb.edu/dick/HTMLPrimer.html (it used to be at NCSA, but in the name of "progress" they removed the page).

    It covers the basics, at the very least.