If you care to know why some things are the way they are.
NetTools: Learning HTML
Most of the lessons can be done off-line if you download to your computer an archive of the tutorial pages. We've provided links at the top of every lesson page to a brief summary of all HTML tags covered in these lessons. If you are having trouble, first check the Frequently Asked Questions also linked from the top of every lesson page.
NCSA Beginners Guide to HTML
You will learn about HTML and the basics of document structure. There are many different programs that you can use to create web documents. Text editors are basic word processing programs without all of the "bells and whistles" of full-blown word processors. The advantage of using a text editor is that the files are created and saved with few if any invisible formatting codes, which could drastically effect your document when, saved as a web page and displayed in a browser. For this reason, text editors can be used quite effectively to create web documents.
Misc HTML Tips and Turtorials
Many people use the NCSA Beginner's Guide to HTML as a starting point to understanding the hypertext markup language (HTML) used on the World Wide Web. It is an introduction and does not pretend to offer instructions on every aspect of HTML. Links to additional Web-based resources about HTML and other related aspects of preparing files are provided at the end of the guide.
Better Web Design
Are you ready to create your first Web page? Learn the basics of Web building with this HTML primer. Find out how XHTML started, why you should be using it right now, and what the major differences are between HTML 4.0 and XHTML 1.0. Seven top tools to help keep your site in perfect shape.Tags are easy to remember, but what about attributes? Here's a brief list of tags, attributes, and what they do.Learn the modern way to put style into your Web pages.
HTML Goodies: Building Forms
This tutorial is meant to give beginners to web site design knowledge they need to build sites which look professional, load quickly and are easy to navigate.
This is a basic forms tutorial. It explains the basics of placing input items on an HTML page. It's best to read this one first, before tackling the guestbook tutorial below.
A simple 20 question quiz on HTML from www.w3schools.com
W3C: XHTML Reference
Microsoft site with good resource for DHTML (for Internet Explorer Breosers) and good introduction on Forms. Dynamic HTML (DHTML) is built on an object model that extends the traditional static HTML document which enables Web authors to create more engaging and interactive Web pages. DHTML provides authors with enhanced creative control so they can manipulate any page element at any time. DHTML is also the easiest way to make Web pages interactive, using open, standards-based technologies.
This specification defines the Second Edition of XHTML 1.0, a reformulation of HTML 4 as an XML 1.0 application, and three DTDs corresponding to the ones defined by HTML 4. The semantics of the elements and their attributes are defined in the W3C Recommendation for HTML 4. These semantics provide the foundation for future extensibility of XHTML. Compatibility with existing HTML user agents is possible by following a small set of guidelines.
A simple 20 question quiz on XHTML from www.w3schools.com
Get Started With Cascading Style Sheets
HTML can be frustrating when you want to control the appearance of your Web page and its contents. Tables are awkward, frames are annoying, and FONT tags threaten to overwhelm your code. But for the first three generations of browsers, HTML was all you had to work with. Not anymore.
Cross-Browser Dynamic HTML
A simple 20 question quiz on Cascading Style Sheets from www.w3schools.com
CNET: Building Web sites for the 4.0 Browser
For Web builders, keeping up with the latest browsers means walking the razor's edge between enticing new features and frustrating incompatibilities. In those moments of frustration, it's important to remember that this creative confusion and cacophonous competition is the sound of the Web's evolution.
CNET: Graphics 101
A site based on a book by same title. It is packed full of updated information on designing for 4.0 browsers, the latest design solutions from the top web design firms in the country, and new HTML tips and tricks. This site has a great entry-level primer about graphic design issues for the Web.
You'll find the fundamental concepts of images and file formats, including channels and color depth, dithering and gamma correction, vector graphics and image formats. But that is only half the battle of creating Web graphics. You also need to be able to put that knowledge to work. To help get you started, we've assembled hands-on how-to guides to six of the most common tasks involving images. These include step-by-step instructions for everything from scaling an image, adding transparency, and reducing colors to taking a screenshot, modifying a GIF, and resaving a JPEG.
CHP: Design: Color Design for the Web
First, lets make one thing clear: When we talk about designing websites that are accessible and usable, we are not focusing on any one class or type of individual. We are really talking about designing websites that anyone can use effectively and efficiently. We are talking about Universal Design: designing websites flexible enough to meet the needs of the broadest range of users of computers and telecommunications devices, regardless of age or disability.
CHP Designs: Page Weight: Time For a Diet?
Did you know that a site visitor forms his or her first impression about your site within the first nine seconds of a visit? Making sure your color scheme is in contour with your site's content and visitors, is very important. You want the color scheme to enhance your site and it's content, not distract or confuse your users.
Ever Wondered What Does $$$ Going Down the Drain Sound Like? How many users is your web site losing each day? By displaying a spinning, churning, cranking, "loading ... please wait" message, it could be plenty. According to study by Zona Research, '$25 billion is lost each year due to slow-loading Websites, one third of online shoppers waiting for web pages to download will "bailout" after only eight seconds.'
Traditionally, Photoshop has been and continues to be a print industry standard. There is a very strong chance that almost every photographic image you’ve seen in print (posters, books, magazines, flyers, etc.) has been prepared in Photoshop. The powerful features that make Photoshop the standard for print images are also just as useful for Internet and display-based images (video and computer presentations for example). Photoshop has evolved, expanding its print capabilities and adding Internet specific features essential to current and future web developers.
CNET: 10 ColdFusion Scripting Tips
The 16 tips gathered here run the gamut from how to add comments to your code to how to deal with certain types of ODBC problems. To make it easier to take advantage of the tips, we've bundled the sample database and all the sample .cfm files into a single .zip file that you can download if you want to try these out on your own ColdFusion server.
ColdFusion MX Documentation
These tips should clue you into some more advanced techniques that will really enhance your coding. We'll cover everything from combining variables and SQL statements to creating one form that can be processed into numerous pages, to making your Web applications secure. Read on to advance your ColdFusion skills.
Cold Fusion Tutorials
Installing ColdFusion MX Administering ColdFusion MX Developing ColdFusion MX Applications with CFML Getting Started Building ColdFusion MX Applications CFML Reference Migrating_ColdFusion 5 Applications Using Server-Side ActionScript in ColdFusion MX Working with Verity Tools Using ClusterCATS
EasyCFM.Com allows you to easily learn ColdFusion by creating real world applications (such as integrating PayPal's I.P.N., creating Microsoft Word documents, creating custom tags and much more).
EasyCFM.Com introduces at least three new tutorials each week, written by the webmaster (Pablo Varando) and also from individual people who post their own tutorials for visitors to learn from. If you are a beginner looking to learn or an expert looking to teach, EasyCFM.Com is the only place you'll need!
A simple 20 question quiz on SQL from www.w3schools.com
Fusebox is a standard framework for building web-based applications and 2.0 used by Liberty's Web Development.