Category Archives: HTML and Scripting

HTML Tips, Shortcuts, and Resources: HTML Part 3

Basic HTML code for myspace and more 

By Joey Delli Gatti

In the <TABLE> tutorial, we made a table and put things in the table cells or <TD>s.  We learned how to combine cells (or make one cell fill the space of X amount of cells.  We also learned a little about the potential of <TABLE>s and about putting tables inside of table cells of a larger table.

A lot of attributes can be specified in tables such as width, height, padding (within cells), spacing (between cells), background=”” (background images), colors, and more.  And, if we want to do something with our tables that we don’t know how to do, we can always search the Internet.  My favorite source is www.w3schools.com/html/html_intro.asp. Continue reading

HTML Tables By Hand: HTML Part 2

More HTML Concepts: Tables

By Joey Delli Gatti

OK, so we made a simple page using basic HTML in the HTML By Hand lesson. The object of that lesson was to make some of the lingo, like ‘tag’, more familiar and to demonstrate how easy and fun and addicting that HTML can be.

To follow up on that subject, a few things need to be adressed: sizes and colors. First I’ll adresse sizes.

Sizes can be done in a few different ways, and various browsers react in different ways to each of the methods. The first way is to specify size or any measure as a number like 10, 250, or 800. The second way is to specify by percentages like 10%, 80% or 100%. The third way is to specify in pixels like 10px, 100px or 350px. To find out which things work with each type of sizing method, google “font size HTML” or “table width HTML” etc. Continue reading

How to HTML All By Hand: HTML Part 1

The Beginnings of A Beautiful Page

by Joey Delli Gatti

HTML means Hyper-text Markup Language. It’s not really scripting or programming for the most part. It is just a way to note how you want things viewed on your Web page.

Web pages usually consist of a few basic elements: writing, links, pictures, and sometimes some fancy effects. The fancy effects and page styles and dynamic, personalized pages for each person who visits the site is controlled by scripting and programming language; however, you can make a wonderful page without all of that and with just a little effort. Continue reading