Brian Foster wrote:
> does anyone happen to know of a decent on-line (or, preferably,
> downloadable) tutorial about producing web pages (or documents)
> targeted at HMTL4.x _plus_ CSS2.y ? (and if it also discussed
> using a front-end --- wml(1) is the one I'm playing with at the
> moment --- that be nice.)
>> I want to move away from using a mixture of tables and physical
> controls (e.g., <I>) to logical formatting (for _static_ pages).
> CSS (esp. 2.y) gives me the logical formatting, and `wml' makes
> it less painful to write the HTML, but at the moment I am still
> very much at sea on how to actually _do_ things, or (rather more
> importantly) _why_ something is / isn't the best way of doing
> something. (I also tend to think in terms of LaTeX and troff(1),
> both of which are still my documentation engines of choice, but
> which perhaps doesn't help?)
reading the specs (w3c.org) is a good way of understanding the
technicalities of it, but for a real understanding, there's nothing like
I'd recommend doing some of the hwg.org CSS courses. The guy that
teaches them, Eric Meyer, is probably /the/ authority on CSS. The
courses cost about 100 dollars (US) plus membership. They last about 6
weeks or so, and are practical.
HTML, on the other hand, is simple enough that you can easily get away
with just reading the XHTML specs and checking your work against
I mention XHTML, as it is basically HTML4 with the crap removed from it.
Use XHTML, and you'll be also writing valid HTML4, and most of it is
valid HTML3.2 as well.
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