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yeah: Html rocks. It was my first programing langauge.
All ways do the hand-edit thing. when you use a *what-you-see-is-what-you-get* editor, it can add code, mess things up etc etc.
there are a bunch of html tutorials online, or if you want to buy a book, I would reccomend that you buy "SAMS teach yourself HTML and XHTML in 24 hours".
Try to get an up-to-date tutorial, so that your code is compatible with the ever-improving standard. (currently[?] HTML 4/XHTML 1
Editors: use notepad/simpletext/gedit/*other text editor* to edit your code: make sure it is a good home grown text editor, nothing like MS word otherwise it will try to add things you don't want.
Advanced editors: For linux, I use and like QuantaPlus. on windows I like Html-kit from Chami.
remember: you can allways use a plain text editor and the code will turn out the same.
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mh, i agree to the others... don't use a "WYSIWYG"-Editor... I tried a few ones (... because there are some days when you are to lazy to code your own HTML-Code and... yeh... blah blah) but last but not least I return to my normal Editor because the pages need to take a long time to load if you build it in a WYSIWYG-Editor....
hmm... If you speak german I can recommend http://selfhtml.teamone.de/ ... its a well made page with everything about HTML... at least I've got there a answer for every question I had yet...
But if you understand the fundamental principles about HTML, you can learn the other stuff by yourself easily...~
Definately learn CSS, especially for formatting as can save oodles of bandwidth versus using tables for layout. Check out this page for some great stuff on CSS and some good linkage as well.
As for editors - I like just hand-crafting my html, and Quanta+ does have some nice auto-complete stuff that makes life a little easier. You don't have to use the WYSIWIG or buttons for that matter, but having a buch of your pages loaded into a tabbed format as well as integration with tools like weblint helps.
Last edited by mcleodnine; 07-27-2003 at 05:31 PM.
hey this is a good point to moan abuot frontpage again....
me and another guy (who is technically in charge) are doing work with ASP. I hand code EVERYTHING, while he frontpages EVERYTHING. This guy doens't have a clue what CSS is, and his code is obviously flooded with <font>'s all sorts of nasty hard coded crap that he doesn't understand.... I mightn't be writing 100% strict XHTML 4.0 but at least mine doesn't make you laugh when you loko at the source...
and he's the one that people think is clever... argh...
Companies care if the amount of data transfer is twice the size it needs to be when they pay a per unit charge for bandwidth. Add to this the ease of maintenance and wholesale changes to layout offered by CSS.