HW03 - Chapter 2 Questions
Checkpoint 2.1 p33
- HTML was developed by Tim Berners-Lee using Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML); W3C sets the standards for HTML and its related languages. The purpose of HTML code is to describe the format for how a web page should be displayed, browsers interpret the code in order to display the web page. Each part of a web page is coded within elements (or tags).
- In order to create a web page and test it, at the very least you need a text editor, such as Notepad, and a web browser.
- The head contains coding that describes characteristics of the web page: name of the web page, style guidelines, content-type, etc. The body contains text and other content that appear to the user when the web page is accessed in a browser.
Checkpoint 2.2 p45
- A heading element can range from h1-h7, with h1 being the largest and h6 the smallest. Blank space is displayed above and below each heading.
- Ordered lists use a numbering system (by default). Unordered lists uses bullet points.
- Blockquote element indents the text from both the left and right margins, forming a block of text.
Checkpoint 2.3 p57
- Some special characters allow you to display symbols that don't appear on standard keyboards or while others allow for formatting options such as empty space.
- An absolute link is used to link to resources on other websites. The http protocol is used in the href value.
- A relative link is used to link to web pages within your site. The http protocol is not used in the href value.
Web Research p65
- Geared toward beginner level
- I would recommend the site. At a glance it seems to be an adequate place to start if you're new to HTML5; Some humor is thrown in and seems a little less tedious than learning from a textbook.
- I learned about the 'aside' element and the possibility for its use to contain advertising. Also learned about the use of the 'input' element.