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Archive for August, 2013

HTML text markup

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 by Servage
We’ve covered paragraphs, headings, and lists, but there are a few more special text elements to add to your HTML toolbox that don’t fit into a neat category. One thing these elements do have in common is that they are considered “grouping content” in the HTML5 spec. The other thing they share is that browsers typically display them as block elements by default. Long quotations <blockquote>...</blockquote> A lengthy, block-level quotation If you have a long quotation, a testimonial, or a section of copy from another source, you should mark it up as a blockquote element. It is recommended that content within blockquote elements be contained in other elements, such as paragraphs, headings, or lists, ...

Using a basic HTML table

Monday, August 5th, 2013 by Servage
The following article discusses the basics of creating a simple table using HTML codes. We’ll start out by reviewing how tables should be used, then learn the elements used to create them with mark-up. Remember, this is a tutorial in HTML, so we’re going to focus on the mark-up that structures the content into tables, and we won’t be concerned with how the tables look. Like any web content, the appearance of tables should be handled with cascading style sheets. Purpose of using Tables HTML tables were, in fact, created for instances when you need to add tabular material (data arranged into rows and columns) to a web page. Tables may be used ...

The benefits of CSS

Sunday, August 4th, 2013 by Servage
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is the W3C standard for defining the presentation of documents written in HTML, and in fact, any XML language. Presentation, again, refers to the way the document is displayed or delivered to the user, whether on a computer screen, a cell phone display, printed on paper, or read aloud by a screen reader. With style sheets handling the presentation, HTML can handle the business of defining document structure and meaning, as intended. CSS is a separate language with its own syntax. This chapter covers CSS terminology and fundamental concepts that will help you get your bearings for the upcoming chapters. The Benefits of CSS Not that you need further ...

Fundamentals of HTML

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 by Servage
HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) is the language used to create web page documents. There are a few versions of HTML in use today: HTML 4.01 is the most firmly established and the newer, steadier HTML5 is gaining steam and browser support. Both versions have a stricter implementation called XHTML, which is essentially the same language with much stricter syntax rules. HTML editors HTML editors are designed to speed up the process of writing HTML by hand. They do not allow you edit the page visually, so you need to check your work in a browser. Some recommended HTML editors are listed below: Notepad: It is a simple and inexpensive plain-text code editor ...

Improve your webshop conversion

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 by Servage
When talking about our e-commerce website, we web designers think about it in a bit different way, by seeing code everywhere with complexities to accomplish various tasks. Yet, in layman terms, an e-commerce website is a shop where products or services are sold. If we think of the home page as the shop’s main entrance, then our landing pages are the department fronts where you find a certain category of products. Additionally, the product page is where we utilize multimedia formats to simulate the merchandise through images, animations, videos, etc. And finally, there is content, which is our salesperson talking about the various benefits and features of our products. Presentation If we ...