We had our first meeting and it was a bit of a baptism of fire!
We got everyone to download and install either Notepad++ for Windows, or TextWrangler for Mac OS X.
Thanks to Con Moran for kicking us off with a quick introduction to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).
We covered the basic tags that need to appear in a HTML file:
and then moved on to look at the following tags:
- -the title tag which give your documents a title, this tag appears between the and tag.
…– the headline tags which are used to create bold copy of different sizes, level 1 being the largest and level 6 being the smallest.
- – the marquee tag causes text to scroll up, down, left or right automatically.
- – the image tag for displaying an image on a web page.
- – the anchor tag to insert a hyperlink onto a page.
We learned that some tags require attributes to be effective, e.g. the image tag has attributes:
- src–identifies the image and tells the browser where to get the image
- alt—gives alternative text for those who are not viewing their pages as images.
- height & width—tells the browser the size of the graphic (speeds up the downloading process)
These attributes are placed inside the angle brackets of the opening tag.
Finally, we learned how to add a YouTube video to a web page.
You can view an example of what we did here.