HTML References

By Joe Burns

Reference Pieces
These are "think pieces" that deal with topics other than coding

  • Working with Databases:
    To Use or Not to Use a Database? That is the Question.
    Database Basics: Part 1 - Learn about tables, keys and relational databases.
    Database Basics: Part 2 - Learn about some basic datatypes and creating tables.
    Database Basics: Part 3 - Learn about putting data into your database and changing it once it's there.
    Database Basics: Part 4 - Learn about getting data out of your database with the SELECT statement.
    Database Basics: Part 5 - Learn about sorting, grouping and refining the SELECTion process.
    Database Basics: Part 6 - Learn about aggregate functions, DISTINCT and how to achieve the all too powerful ability to delete.
    Database Basics: Part 7 - A final wrap-up on database basics with some practical uses and suggestions on where to go with your new found SQL knowledge.

    Cover art Web Site Design Goodies
       Chapter Two:Before You Write A Word

  • Make Your Own PDF Files
         Can you make them without paying hundreds for software? Yep.

  • All HTML Tags and Commands
         Here's a full list. It's a long page so be patient.

  • What With What?
         This reference piece attempts to cover all HTML tags (including HTML 4.0), all CSS commands, and all script formats in terms of what browsers will support them. The AOL and Opera browsers are included.

  • Internet Image Formats
         Everything you could even want to know about the three most popular Internet image formats.

  • Computer and Internet Term Glossary
         How about a list of terms you need to be able to speak about so you can sound smart at the next computer club meeting? Here it is.

  • Copyright Questions and Answers
         Read some of the rules and regs that are in effect on the WWW, find out how to copyright your own stuff, and recognize what laws apply to you.

  • HTA Files
         If you're going to offer pages as downloads, this may the way to go.

  • Do Not Cache A Page
         You'll need to take some steps to make sure a page does not cache in all browsers.

  • Writing for Disabled Assistant Browsers
         The W3C has set up page design guidelines that you can follow to allow those using disabled assistant browsers to better read your pages. Here are the highlights and some links to get you started.

  • So, You Want A Cookie, Huh?
         Like 'em or hate 'em, cookies are part of the WWW. Here's a description of what a cookie is and how you can use them to help keep track of your visitors.

  • My Thoughts On Building A Home Page
         This is what I think. Hopefully, it will help! But if not, please feel free to ignore everything I write.

  • PayPal
         What is it? How in the world does it work?

  • Charset
         Help those who may not be surfing with English as a default. Get this into your HEAD.

  • Get Your Own Domain
         Want www.MYGREATPAGE.com? Here are a few tips to get things under way.

  • Getting Them All The Same
         Here are 21 tips to help you write pages that load equally on all browsers, on all screen settings.

  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
         What is it? How is it done? What are the concerns?

  • Registering Your Pages With Search Engines
         Get people to your site -- get on the search engines. Here's how.

    Getting Advertisers
         A lot of people coming to your page? Get a few dollars along the way! Here are the ups and down of getting advertising on your site.

  • So, You Want A 404 Error Page, Huh?
         Impress those who can't find what they want on your pages.

  • Using Text-Based Rollovers
         These are great for aiding the user in navigation while not slowing the loading of your page through image flip rollovers.

  • Server Response Codes
         What exactly does that 404 error mean? What about that 412 error and that pesky 501 error? Here are the answers to all your server error questions.

  • The Year 2000: You and the Internet
         Find out what the Y2K bug means to the Internet and you!

  • What Is XML?
         XML stands for Extensible Markup Language. Is it the wave of the Internet future?




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