This week's goal:
Although it is good to do html code from scratch on a notepad to learn the mark-up language, most web authors use some sort of HTML editor to speed the work. This week you will consider some of the available tools and try correcting problems that may arise with them.
What to do this week:
1.There are several "wysiwyg" editors for designing web pages. This is supposed to mean "What You See Is What You Get." Try one of the following:
Do a page from your site in the wysiwyg editor. Do not open your existing page in the editor, but start from the beginning. (Hint: try using tables for layout and change the layout a few times. This is an interesting test of a product.) All of these editors include some kind of "html view." Go to the "html view" and look at the code.
2. There are also html editors for web authors like you who know html but want to automate the process of adding tags. You may want to try:
3. Many people have Microsoft's Word and Excel on their computers. Word and Excell '97 allow the user to "save as html."
4. Use one or more of the products mentioned above to write your resume. Do not agonize over the content of your resume, only do something basic with "education" "experience" and "skills" so that you have a basic document to put into html.
Once you have done the document, look at the code and send a message to the listserv describing the parts of the code that you might want to correct, any unwanted elements the editor may have added, or other problems you note with the program. Along with this message, send the URL where you have posted the resume.
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