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Class Schedule

Basics | sessions 01-03
  1. 19 Jan intro and clients | lecture | labs
  2. 26 Jan servers and command line | lecture | labs
  3. 02 Feb networks and protocols | lecture | labs
Web Development | sessions 04-08

  1. 09 Feb structural layer | lecture | labs
  2. 16 Feb presentational layer | lecture | labs
  3. 23 Feb using a structure | lecture | labs
  4. 02 Mar behavioral layer | lecture | labs
  5. 09 Mar design thoughts | lecture | labs
Dealing with Markup | sessions 09-10
  1. 16 Mar control objects and display | lecture | labs
  2. 23 Mar tools that read markup | lecture | labs
Working with data | sessions 11-14
  1. 30 Mar formulas, functions, vectors | lecture | labs
  2. 06 Apr data display | lecture | labs
  3. 13 Apr manipulate data sets | lecture | labs
  4. 20 Apr relational data bases | lecture | labs
Presentations | sessions 15-16
  1. 27 Apr designing a presentation | lecture | labs
  2. 04 May delivering a presentation | lecture | labs

Editors come in all forms, from the simplest text editor to the most sophisticated GUI tool

As we have said repeatedly, one can use any text editor to write HTML. The HTML code produced with simpler programs is not different from the HTML produced by more complex editors.

More complex editors offer a number of advantages over simple text editors (especially in terms of being able to work in a GUI or WYSIWYG environment), but such advantages are not without costs (difficult to learn, add lots of extra code, may add proprietary information to your HTML).

GUI HTML editors

All GUI HTML editors work the same way in principle - they provide a form of a graphical user interface (GUI) overlaid on an HTML base. Each of them has different strengths and weaknesses and the one you choose is the one that works best for you. Many of them are proprietary and expensive, but many are also open source and free.

You can find a lot of choices on the relevant Wikipedia pages and can compare them.

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We have been working with basic HTML code using a simple text editor

like Notepad or Notepad ++ for Windows

our home page code as seen in Notepad++

and Brackets for Mac or Windows.

this page's code as seen in Brackets

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Some free editors offer the opportunity ...

... to work in a WYSIWYG (Normal) view, plus allow you to see the underlying HTML code for tweaking purposes

like Sea Monkey

our home page code as seen in SeaMonkey's design view

or Kompozer

our home page code as seen in Kompozer's design view

or (the now-discontinued) Amaya from W3C

our home page code as seen in Amaya's dual design and code view

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word processors offer the advantage of an interface you may already be familiar with

like MS Word

sample web page in MSWord

or OpenOffice

home page example in Open Office

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sophisticated artistic and image manipulation tools are best for visual elegance

like Dreamweaver

our home page code as seen in Dreamweaver

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We will consider these

You will discover the one that works best for you,
and it may be the text editor you have been using.

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23 February lecture | preps | templates | free editors | one editor | images