Category Archives: HTML

My Spring Web Design Classes 2014

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Ready to have some fun learning HTML and CSS? How about WordPress? (It’s WAY more than blogging software.) WordPress is hot stuff!! Here are my upcoming NYC classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology and at Pratt in Manhattan. (No more 3rd Ward classes because they’ve closed their doors). Ah! Think Spring – the time   …Continue Reading


3rd Ward: A Memorial

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A couple of weeks ago, a good friend called to tell me the news. He asked if I had heard that 3rd Ward had closed its doors. Did I know it was bankrupt? Had I seen the article At Once-Promising Brooklyn Arts Center, Creative Hopes Are Dashed in the NYT? Well, this certainly would account   …Continue Reading


4 Tips To Writing Great HTML

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In a time where we have so many templates and frameworks to choose from in designing and developing web sites, does it even matter any more to know how to write good HTML? It sure does! In fact, now more than ever. Take mobile, which is all that anyone ever talks about. Sloppy, bloated code   …Continue Reading


A Well Formed Document Is A Beautiful Thing

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Something tells me you have never uttered "HTML" and "Marilyn Monroe" in the same breath. I have…and you should too!! What are well formed documents? Resumés, letters, newspapers, books, and magazines are a few examples. All of these documents use a set of well established conventions – semantics – to convey what the words in   …Continue Reading


Confessions Of A Web Design Instructor

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Did you ever hear me say, “HTML Rule No. 1: Every open tag must be closed”? Well, not exactly. Did I make a mistake? Not really, but this is my time to clean up something that has been bothering me for a while. Some closing tags, notably the closing </p> tag, can be omitted and   …Continue Reading


The Code To Content Ratio

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Evangelists, like me, of web page design standards know that the adage "Less Is More" rocks when it comes to Hyper Text Markup Language, Cascading Style Sheets, and other markup and programming languages. Best practices of web page design will always lead to using the fewest tags and the least tortured CSS style rules. On   …Continue Reading


Are You And Your Web Browser Ready For HTML5?

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In the weeks, months, and probably years to come, I will be writing about HTML5, the revised Hyper Text Markup Language being developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Before I get to showing you how to know what parts of HTML5 are presently supported by your (or any other) browser, I’d like to   …Continue Reading