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Could one of you clever so-and-so's tell me the easiest wat to learn how HTML works ?

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weires answers:

The best way is to get a YSIWYG-HTML-Creators like Frontpage or Dreamweaver, produce different html-items and then have a look at the results in the plain code.

Example: You put a hyperlink on an image simply by using frontpage. Then you switch to the "code-mode" (where the programme shows you the actual code of the html-document) and there you can see the changes that where made to the code.

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P-Kasso answers:

I have never understood it either Minx. It just works. And that's good enough for me. There are so many programs out there that do it all for you it is like asking how telephones work. They just do. Why do stars shine? I'm just glad they do. End of.

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funrunna answers:

You can get 30 day trials fromhere M.


Supplement from 01/02/2009 05:22am:

You'll just need the html editor for now, then down load any other bits... As you need them, so the trial. Doesn't run out!

Supplement from 01/02/2009 05:33am:

Some relatively easy guidance in here too.


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siasl74 answers:

Hmm, tricky. My HTML knowledge is back from the days of mucking around with a **really** basic web page about 10 years ago. I know very little of a lot of the new tricks of the trade, but if all you want is to create a basic web page - no frills and all that - then it's moderately straightforward. The stuff like embedded Javascript and the like is beyond my ken.

Most of what I learnt was stolen from other sites - I'd hit the View -> (Page) Source menu item and read what was there, matching up the text on screen with the text amongst the code. Things you can learn:

- background colouring
- table formatting
- hyperlinks within text
- embedding pictures (and even hyperlinking them to other things)
- text formatting

If you were of a geeky mind, you might even get involved in frame definitions and whatnot. I never had the patience for that, though.

Your next stages of knowledge would be to get into things like ASP, Javascript, PHP and a variety of other things - but they're probably not for the faint-hearted like me.

The main problem nowadays is finding a basic site that has none of the frills so that you can learn from it.

You might also try the Sam's guides or the "XX for Dummies" series for some primer texts.

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