Although commonly called 'style,' these issues powerfully affect how people will experience your pages, and whether they can even read them at all.
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"There is a Moral Sense, and there is an Imoral Sense. History shows us that the Moral Sense enables us to perceive morality, and how to avoid it; and that the Immoral Sense enables us to perceive immorality, and how to enjoy it." -- Mark Twain
Building a Home on the Web, By Paul O'Brien.
Style Guide, by Gareth Rees. Brief, clear, important guidelines.
Golden Sections: Web pages to imitate -- elegant, simple designs.
Web Style: a catalog of web-based documents that present, discuss, and debate the issues, including a list of links to other Web-Style catalogs.
Cool vs. Practical Web Design Pay attention to both schools of thought -- 20 commandments--10 from the Cool camp, 10 from the Practical camp.
Sucky to Savvy: ideas about how to make bad pages good.
The 10 Commandments of HTML: simple but important rules of Web page designing.
Browserism: a critical look at the issue of designing for Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Under Construction: "This page is my best effort to convice you, the web page author, not to use an under construction icon on your page."
Style Guide, by Gareth Rees.
At the current state of the Internet, connecting to a site that's distant from you tends to be slow. If you chop your material into small pages, then readers are prevented from following the thread of your argument because of the long wait for each paragraph to download. If your material is presented in one article, then the initial wait is longer, but once the article has been downloaded the reader can give it their full attention.
If you have space, the best solution may be to take advantage of the medium of hypertext and present your article in both ways (as a single complete article, and as a multiplicity of paragraphs), and let the reader choose, depending on their preference."
This strategy works very well in this case, where the author is presenting several, independent, simple points.
Guides to HTML
HTML - beginners
for beginners good place to start
One good way to learn more about HTML is to use the code viewer in your browser (eg.View Page Source) to look at how some feature that interests you was coded. It's especially convenient in AOLPress, which lets you very easily see what is going on in the HTML code for a part of a page. When you highlight something in your page and leave your mouse cursor motionless over the selection for a second, AOLpress shows the HTML code behind the selection in a pink popup area.
HTML - reference
SUGGESTIONS FROM WEBBY GORMAN:
A good reference document on HTML tags: Save this as a source file somewhere on your machine so that you can look at it without being on line. It has the basics, but not later things like frames.
(We link to this document via our Local Notes page. If you download this Guidelines page and the HTML reference document, you can link to the HTML reference directly from here.)
More advanced features in the HTML4.0 Specification: This can be downloaded too, but it is big.
(We link to this document via our Local Notes page. See above.)
The download page is:
Hypertext Theory and Web Design
Learn to Program
HTML in 21 Minutes
1. Learning basic HTML shouldn't take more
than a few minutes.
Web Tools Review: database-based Web sites and other advanced basics
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