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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    @srochford: In that case, I stand correct and take it back
    No problem :-)

    After the mess that's created by Frontpage or Word (or Powerpoint!) it was something of a surprise to find the MS do understand how standards work and can implement them!

    Visual Studio 2008 also pretty much forces compliance.

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    Run up iTunes or similar podcast software...

    Subscribe to 'The Art of Code' video podcast, the first dozen or episodes take you from the very beginning. He types a bare document into his favourite text editor and then shows how to add stylesheets etc. He explains why things happen etc, worth a lot more than any WYSIWYG editor in my opinion.

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    If you want to get into coding properly for CSS and XHTML, Komodo Edit is a really useful tool - Open Komodo | Open Komodo It's freebie OSS, so you can even install it on your school network without incurring the wrath of the license monkeys.

    The problem you'll find with Frontpage is that although it is easy to use, it adds in all kinds of weirdness that will confuse you if you're trying to look at the source code and figure out what it's doing.

    NVU is a good tool, but I'm just a traditionalist in regards text interfaces!

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    I'm a notepad man myself, but tbh look at joomla before diving into html/css/php. If you combine W3schools with Joomla you should be all set, without having to spend weeks learning the languages behind the whole thing.

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    Many sensible suggestions above, but surely what an idiot would do would be to create the page in M$ Word and save it as html?

    You are far from being an idiot as you're not doing that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    <ot> Awww, spoilsport! </ot>


    ok

    Go on then. . . .

    There's enough useful posts on here so you can slate my code now if you wish, but you must do it by way of constructive criticism and explain everything clearly so that yabbadabba and anyone else can learn from my omissions.

    i'm all s but be nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    WYSIWYG is by far easier and can then be passed on to others with no knowledge of HTML to edit.

    I prefer hard coding myself, so use a decent text editor such as TextPad or Notepad++ that will 'mark up' the reserved words. Some even prompt you for the info you need to enter in some cases.

    So in summary i agree with PowdarrMonkey : both.

    Here's a basic one:

    Code:
     
    <HTML>
    <HEAD>
    <TITLE>
    Hello World Example Web Page
    </TITLE>
    </HEAD>
    <BODY>
    Hello World
    </BODY>
    </HTML>
    save it as a file with .html extension make sure the text editor doesn't still add a .txt after it though. as that's usually the first mistake

    EDIT: Please no corrections to my code! I know i've missed lots of 'required' declarations to make it standard, and it probably will fail in firefox anyway :P
    whats the difference between htm and html ? Also have not seen anyone suggest dreamweaver or rapid weaver ( which I think is more for mac ).

    Am guessing the question was after a free one ?

    htmlgoodies.com and the other site mentioned above the w3schools website are 2 good websites with examples and explanations etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    whats the difference between htm and html ?
    Choice.

    Also have not seen anyone suggest dreamweaver or rapid weaver ( which I think is more for mac ).
    Probably a reason for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Choice.
    Love it - choice that is lol. Got a comedian amongst us j/k lol



    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Probably a reason for that
    Would be nice to know what the reason is

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    I still quite like Frontpage Express. As a simple starter tool it did all you needed, was free and didn't fill the page up with unecessary code a la it's big brother.

    (must have a dig round in the CD box and find an old copy)

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    Yeah i think W3Schools.com is one of the best site that in wed design thing...




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    A good place to reference is the Sitepoint reference library HTML Reference



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