This week the assignment was to create a plain webpage. This pretty much means it looks like a lot of text. Though in the new page creation process, I chose to hand type the code in. This is the best way for me to remember things that seem foreign now and helps me remember why each property needs to have certain elements. One of the first basic rules to remember is to include the closing bracket and the end of a property. Also interesting was to learn when to use a <p> for a paragraph; this is to be used when you want a blank line before the next set of text entered. If you want the text you typed to be closer together then you should use the <BR>. Or if you are not coding by hand and entering text in the visual mode you would use a shift enter or shift return (they both do the same thing).
This week we worked with CSS to format the basic Web page. A CSS page allows the html document it is attached to make changes to the appearances for the HTML structure. It makes websites easier to update and supports accessible Web design. This was the first time that I had the adventure in creating a css file, so it was very interesting; the only problem is the choices to make such as font style, size, color, background and other formatting. I learned about applying style rules to the style sheet for Tags, Div ids, and classes. Then applying the css stylesheet to the html page. It was also interesting to learn the differences between relative and fixed units. Relative units allow for flexiblity in the web page and allows the elements to expand or shrink accordingly to webbrowsers. Fixed units don’t change and remain the same. In addition, I learned that no matter the style the viewer can adjust the html page for their needs. The fixed units can be changed too by using control+ for increasing the viewing size or control- for descreasing the viewing size.
Here my second page: http://edtech2.boisestate.edu/karriecox/502/502.html