Welcome! This is the "everything you'll want to know about HTML" compendium of tutorials.
It may look long, but it really isn't - just 9 steps to success :) You can just choose the area you're
interested in finding more about or perform a quick page search, but I'm
sure there's a lot to learn from just taking a read through.
Introduction to Ultimate Enlightenment
As the title states, you'll be introduced to HTML, and given a taste of what you can do with its mark up capabilities. Some of the things discussed here include changing font styles, colors and sizes, horizontal lines, effects, hexadecimal values and gradients.
Knowing more of the basics, you can really start dressing up the site with backgrounds and hyperlinks. That's what the "web" in World Wide Web is all about - connecting pages together. Link directories like Yahoo are extreme examples of how a simple link has turned into gold. You learn more about background properties so as customize your background image, fix it, change link and highlight colors and fiddle around with changing the cursor images.
Images and Eye Candy
Although there are still text-based browser the large majority of the web surfing community uses a high-end browser, almost all of which are free to obtain on the internet. With the ability to use images and image maps in various ways you have the ability to put real eye candy on that page of yours. Find out how to add images, position them and much more.
Lists and Forms
Tables - So Good That You Could Eat Off of Them
Still a predominant tool in HTML page layout. They are also another good method of organizing information. Reminiscient of spreadsheets, it has flexible properties but can become easily frustrating due to the incompatibilities that arise between the two predominant browsers Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer. You'll learn about the basic row-column format, sizing, aligning data, creating headers, and little tips and tricks such as swapping the cell background colors and the new global table properities that are supported by Internet Explorer.
Frames and those that Float
You never have to think of frames as a daunting concept again. Don't be afraid to break up your pages into several frames - even I learned how to code everything on-the-fly (writing as I visualized the setup in the browser) when creating this tutorial! We'll start with the basics: framesets, rows and columns, and continue by nesting them, customizing the look (learn how to hide the border lines or turn them a different color), yet still considering the older unenabled browsers ("the frameless") and even show you how simple inline frames - the cool new concept supported by Microsoft Internet Explorer - work.
Once you've created your page, you'll want to help people find it and partake in all its glory right? Well grab the ideas here: giving keywords and descriptions to search engines, and controlling the page - refresh, cache options, giving your site a content rating, and even some spiffy transition (special) effects that are supported by Internet Explorer. Finally, a new compatibility method for your fonts - you can dynamically show your text in whatever font you want without having to tell your visitor to download and install them. Just a new media technology you shouldn't miss!
Sound of Music and Streaming
Music tech-newbies will be able to find out how about MIDI, WAV, MP3, Real Audio, Beatnik music formats. Also find out about how to implement and loop them on your website. Gives you the information without into the unnecessary technical stuff. Find out about the different types of digital music, streaming and embedding.
Ever wonder how those high tech websites can conveniently add their link to your "select" Internet Explorer channels? XML will do it! And while you're at it, learn how this new technology works in these CDF and RSS files! What is a CDF and a RSS? Read this section to find out.
Cascading Style Sheet Attributes
A reference sheet of attributes for the HTML tutorials. I tacked this up in the hopes of adding a CSS guide soon.