HW03 - Chapter 2 Questions

Checkpoint 2.1 p33

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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

  1. 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.
  2. Ordered lists use a numbering system (by default). Unordered lists uses bullet points.
  3. Blockquote element indents the text from both the left and right margins, forming a block of text.

Checkpoint 2.3 p57

  1. 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.
  2. An absolute link is used to link to resources on other websites. The http protocol is used in the href value.
  3. 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

  1. http://www.html-5-tutorial.com/
  2. Geared toward beginner level
  3. 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.
  4. I learned about the 'aside' element and the possibility for its use to contain advertising. Also learned about the use of the 'input' element.
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