Summary of what I learned in Week 1: Study Habits


  1. The importance of HTML

Key takeaway:

  • The purpose of HTML versus CSS and JS.
  • The different HTML Type Declarations, as a legacy, and what is important.
  • The direction of HTML moving forward
  • What is a tag, an element, types of attributes
  • HTML Syntax of attributes
  • Valuable Resources (history of HTML, specifications, summary of organizations)

2. Basic Page Structure

Key takeaway: 

  • Organizational Flow of an HTML Document, Document Type (and analogy)
  • Understanding Nesting Structure of Elements and Attributes

 

3. Formatting Page Content

Key takeaway:

  • Understanding the difference in “presentation” and “emphasis” tags.
  • Understanding self-closing tags
  • Visible and invisible sections of html document
  • My misunderstanding of heading tags
  • Ordered lists versus unordered lists

4. Structuring Content

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Creating Links

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Creating Lists

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Controlling Styling

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Basic Scripting

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Review

Key takeaway

  • Key best practices
    • Importance of defining the Document Type Declaration versus relying on servers and why
    • Sibling tags in HTML, and placing them on separate lines to easily read.
    • Using ‘alt tags’ in images and the benefits
    • Global language attribute and the benefits of always adding this to the head tag
    • Newbies should get in habit of coding without automation

 

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