Recommended reading learning to use HTML & CSS Comment WordPress (4) Facebook () Google+ 4 Responses Johash I can see where you are coming from, Matt. The way I got to grips with HTML was ages ago when Netscape produced a legendary browser, mail program and webpage editor – all in the one convenient package. There’s something similar now called SeaMonkey (http://www.seamonkey-project.org/). I was recently surprised that there’s not a great deal of basic help for beginners online, so I built my own site last month at http://www.webpage-editors.com. People starting out with HTML should find it useful. My main recommendation is for people to learn the basics by using a WYSIWYG editor and comparing what is created on screen with the code that’s generated in the background. You quickly get to see what the code does. HTML isn’t rocket science but can become addictive, so take care. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) April 15, 2008 at 7:27 pm Matt Johash It has already started to take a grip! I find myself thinking about it during the day and I have just ordered a big HTML reference manual as well. Are there any WYSIWYG editors you would recommend? VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) April 16, 2008 at 9:16 am Johash Matt, I have a soft spot for SiteSpinner as it gives you the freedom to move elements around the page until you get the whole page looking just as you want it. The code generated also seems to be generally clean with no validation problems. However, it’s all a matter of taste and it’s worth trying out a few editors via a free download to see which one suits you best before paying for the full version. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) April 21, 2008 at 9:46 pm Mrs Miggins I’m sure the book’s pointed out that you shouldn’t be using h1 and h2 just because you want “different sized headings” but because they semantically describe your top- and second-level headings re editor: When I was taught HTML in the almost-pre-CSS era we were made to hand code tables so that we’d actually learn to code and not rely on a WYSIWYG editor, which I’m grateful for. At a pinch you’ll be able to make a site out of nothing but notepad and an image editor … though I prefer UltraEdit to notepad, or at least one that does syntax highlighting. Hope you’re enjoying the books. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) March 5, 2009 at 3:47 am Click here to cancel reply.