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NEW! 4.01 ver. 1 HTML Cheatsheet, web based for 2005!
Look at the old HTML 4.0 web based version converted from Word.
Look at the HTML 4.0 Word version.
Have a white bread version without explanations. (Wait for it.)
Now, I must presume that you know something about HTML. If not, then know this:
- HTML presented within is based on version 4.0, which can be referenced at W3C
- Color names are pretty much standard, but there are only 26 acknowledged in at least
(reference coming later), otherwise use Hexadecimal Values, like #000000 (Black), etc.
- HTML is not case sensitive, but I usually like to work in the lower-case.
- I have laid it out pretty close to a parse tree fashion, which is the way many browsers work. It is easier to understand for everyone concerned.
- Sometimes I reference other things, like CSS and Tables. I will put those up as soon as I am able, but in the
meantime W3 Schools is a very good place to start.
- I have color coded items which will make it easier to layout pages for specific audiences/browsers:
Remember, these limited codes will not jam up your site, but the style maybe lost on the non-compatible browser. If you cannot print
in color, I suggest making notes about the colored tags, and highlighting them later.
- Red means that you must use this tag
on your page in order to get the best possible rendering and navigation, and so on.
- Blue is for items that are a step up for most people,
or a slight advance in HTML. You will get better results using these items/tags.
- Green tags are advanced, sort of. They are usually not
necessary, but could possibly make your page stand out.
- Orange, if I use it, will be for those tags allowed only under Explorer.
- Purple will be for those few items under Navigator. Why should these be listed at all? The future is not set in stone, and maybe your
audience has a preference over the other.
- Hey, you could go out and buy a really colorful version of a cheatsheet, plasticized and on one sheet, but it is useless for the beginner, and too gaudy for the
experienced, so just wad this up in your pocket and fly!
- Also, remember as I have, that HTML is not yet perfected. So many organizations think they have it right, or know what is the right way, but I believe it is up
to the programmers/Webmasters and their audience to decide what is good and what is not.
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