Jan 5

I am halfway through the HTML book. So far, it has been an easy read and some information I already knew. To me, the nice part about it is the “why” behind the language. To me, knowing the why makes understanding, fixing, and starting from scratch much easier. So far the book covered the basics of HTML and XHTML structure. I will go over some of my key takeaways below:

  1. XHTML and HTML tell the browser how to display the page
  2. Both have 3 types of components – Elements, Attributes, and Entities
  3. DOCTYPE specifies what markup language is used for the page
  4. For XHTML you need to add a namespace
  5. Metadata: Keywords, description/information of the page. Has it’s own element and attributes – name and content
  6. Learned about formatting – headings, blockquote, paragraph, ordered lists, unordered lists, list elements, definition lists, anchor element, alignment, images, links
  7. More specific formatting and styling is saved for the CSS portion

If there is something that I have missed or haven’t said correctly, please feel free to correct me.

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