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Web pages and their design are laid out using HTML. HTML stands for Hyper Text Mark-up Language. HTML is comprised of 'tags' or elements that tell your browser what the different areas of your webpage are. You can use these elements to define paragraph areas, images and their dimensions and also font sizes, colors and styles etc. There are many HTML elements and a lot of these have varying attributes like width, height, name, etc. This article will not focus on specific HTML elements; our aim is to give you a brief overview of HTML before moving on to how it has developed into HTML 5…
Just like spring cleaning a house, the html code of your web pages should get periodic cleaning as well. Over time, as changes and updates are made to a web page, the code can become littered with unnecessary clutter, slowing down page load times and hurting the efficiency of your web page. Cluttered html can also seriously impact your search engine ranking.
This is especially true if you are using a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web design package such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver. These programs will speed up your web site creation, but they are not that efficient at writing clean html code..
Not long ago Google Blogger platform added new widget-driven templates, which use different approach from the "Classic" template. Classic template was based on HTML, new Blogspot templates now are based on XHTML which is a branch of XML.
So, classic templates are incompatible with new Blogger templates. New blogger templates use "Page Elements" (widgets) but the places where you can insert widgets are rather limited. So what about if you need more flexibility than they allow?..
By now, most web designers are aware of the many benefits of using (CSS) to control the formatting and appearance of text elements within their web pages. Indeed, if applied properly, Cascading Style Sheets can substantially cut down the amount of code needed to present a web page in a polished and professional manner..
The past few years have seen a huge increase in the number of search engine optimisers preaching about the vital importance of W3C Compliance as part of any effective web promotion effort. But is compliant code really the 'Magic SEO Potion' so many promoters make it out to be?..
So you’re a front-end guru who spends your day churning out complex CSS layouts and dynamic DOM wizardry. You’ve mastered cross-browser layouts, you’re confident with your DOM scripting skills, and you’ve made every effort to make your pages as usable and accessible as possible.
Before you declare your tasty web standards trifle ready to be served, have a read through the following five elements that may have slipped off your radar (dfn, cite, var, samp, kbd). They’re supported by all major browsers, and implementing them is easy to do and takes almost no time at all.
Phillip Kimpo Jr.
Semantic HTML means using HTML tags for their implied meaning, rather than just using (meaningless) div and span tags for absolutely everything. Why would you want to do this? Depending on the tag, the content in the tag can be interpreted in a certain way. Here are some examples...