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Week 8: HTML

HTML:

HTML links:

Editing HTML files using TextEdit on a Mac:

HTML files are plain text files which must be edited in plain text mode. But TextEdit normally uses rich text format, not plain text. To make TextEdit use plain text format, see:

Editing HTML files using Windows Notepad:

Note: Editing files in Windows Notepad can be done reliably only when filename extensions are visible. See the pages below on how to make filename extensions visible in Windows 10 and Windows 7.

Filename extensions in Windows 10:

Filename extensions in Windows 7:

Important warnings about Windows Notepad: Alas, recent versions of Notepad have the following bugs (at least on Windows 7):

  1. Notepad sometimes refuses to save a file when that same file is also highlighted in a folder Window. (It will sometimes pop up a box saying "This process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.") To get around this, move the highlight to a different file.
  2. Notepad sometimes does not save a file that has text highlighted within it. Most dangerously, the failure to save in this case is silent. Always make sure NO text in your file is highlighted before you save the file.

To avoid these bugs, you may wish to download and install another plain text editor Notepad++. However, if you're a Windows user, you should make sure you know how to use plain old Notepad too, because Notepad is available on every Windows machine.


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Week 9: Wordpress

Creating a Wordpress blog, and creating and editing posts:

Customizing your blog's appearance:


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Week 10: Wordpress categories and tags, as widgets

Making your blog easier for readers to navigate:


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Week 11: Structure of a typical modern website

Structure of a typical modern website:


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