Week 8—Resources

Required

Coyier, C. HTML & CSS – The VERY Basics. Watch this introductory video on HTML and CSS style sheets.
http://css-tricks.com/video-screencasts/58-html-css-the-very-basics/

HTML Resources

W3C, Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, Opera. WebPlatform.
http://www.webplatform.org/

W3Schools. (1999–2011).
A little dry but always accurate and up to date. Retrieved from
http://www.w3schools.com/htmL/

Codecademy. Introduction to HTML. A good (free) online, self-paced course in HTML. Codecademy also offers courses in JavaScript and other website tools.
http://www.codecademy.com/tracks/web

WikiBooks. HyperText Markup Language. An open wiki-based HTML textbook.
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/HTML

Mobbs, R. (2010). Introduction to HTML, University of Leicester.
A fairly good and up to date open textbook on HTML.
http://www2.le.ac.uk/projects/oer/oers/beyond-distance-research-alliance/bdra-introduction-to-html

HTML Source. (2000–2011). HTML tutorials. Retrieved from
http://www.yourhtmlsource.com/

More Resources

Webmonkey. (2011). HTML cheatsheet. Condé Nast Digital. Retrieved from
http://www.webmonkey.com/2010/02/html_cheatsheet/

CSS Basics
If you want to explore the use of CSS to control the appearance and layout of web pages this is a good place to start.
http://www.cssbasics.com/

Pilgrim, M. Dive into HTML5.
An interesting look at what’s coming in the world of HTML5.
http://diveintohtml5.info/

HTML5 Demos
Collection of pages demonstrating emerging possibilities in HTML5
http://html5demos.com/

X-Ray Googles
See the html behind your favorite web pages and then edit them to create your own version. A good tool for learning about HTML and playing around with it.
http://hackasaurus.org/en-US/goggles/

Mozilla Thimble
A web-based html editor that displays the result of your html as you edit it. Also offers a place to publish your page. A good starting editor or tool for your students.
https://thimble.mozilla.org/en-US/

BlueGriffon. A free, open-source WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) HTML editor (similar to Adobe Dreamweaver), available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
http://bluegriffon.org/

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