This entry attempts to summarize, in point form, the various topics I have covered in the last two years related to basic web development, including links to relevant entries where appropriate. If you were using this blog for the purposes of study or to make a web page from scratch, this would probably be the place to start. It will be followed by "Beginning CSS Web Development".
- Create a basic HTML document:
Distinguish between the XML Prolog and doctype.
Add the four basic HTML tags found in all web pages.
Identify deprecated tags and layout methods.
Define the rules for naming web page files., add a file extension, save a web page, and view it in a browser.
Add additional text elements such as
Add a horizontal rule.
Add HTML entities to a web page such as copyright, trademark, accents and correct quotes and apostrophes.
Validate the document.
- Add lists, tables and links to a web page.
Create an ordered, unordered and definition list.
Create two pages in the same location and link them to each other using a local link.
Add remote links to other web sites.
Add an anchor to jump to a location in a web page.
- Manipulate and insert bitmap images into web pages.
Describe image file types that can be used in web pages including the properties, advantages and disadvantages of each.
- Add an accessible form to a web page:
Discuss the rules and guidelines for creating a useable and accessible form.
Create a form, legend and fieldset.
- Host a web site under a domain name.
Define the criteria for choosing a hosting provider.
Define local and remote copies of a web site.
Upload a site using FTP
- Register a site with search engines and optimize page rank.
Understand the semantic web of relationships between pages, and how this relationship is a prime contributor to both page rank and associated search terms.
Determine that your web page uses appropriate semantic markup.
Enhance a web page by adding appropriate Dublin core meta tags.