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In order to help a web page look the same on different monitors and different computing platforms (Mac and Windows), some Site Owners limit themselves to 216 colors. What may look like a wonderful shade of blue on your computer may not look so wonderfu...
The Basic Image Tag To add graphics, you use a tag called IMG (image) along with the SRC (source) attribute. The IMG tag tells the browser that it needs to show an image. The SRC attribute tells the browser which image needs to be shown. <IMG...
Although the home page for your site hosted on FutureQuest [1]® must be index dot something, it does not have to be index dot html. You have a few different options for your home page file name, which are as follows: index.shtml index.shtm index.html...
If you follow a few simple rules when saving HTML files, you will find web-authoring a more pleasant experience. If you are not using a text-only editor such as Notepad or UltraEdit, verify that the file type is set to Text or ASCII (or HTML, if tha...
QUESTION: I am a novice web designer trying to create a simple site. I could really use some guidance with the HTML coding. Can you assist me or show me where to get assistance? ANSWER: FutureQuest does not offer HTML support/training, however we d...
Deciding how you are going to organize your site early on will make the development process go much smoother and easier for you! There are three structures to choose from when organizing your information: Hierarchical Linear Webbed You ...
The first step in building any well designed and worthwhile web site is planning! If you do not take the time to get out some old-fashioned paper and a pencil to sketch out what you want your web site to look like beforehand, you will probably end up spen...
Below is a quick reference to some commonly used special characters along with the HTML code used for creating these characters on a web page. More characters can be found at http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_entities.asp
HTML is made up of tags and attributes, which work together to identify document parts and tell browsers how to display them. There are five important things to know about HTML tags: * Tags are always surrounded with angle brackets (less-than/gr...
Although this is not meant to be an exhaustive guide on paths and file system structures, it may be helpful if you're just starting out in web development and you're wondering why, after uploading your files to the server: * clicking on a link to anot...
Versions of Internet Explorer 5.0 and above, as well as other browsers, have a "feature" that allows a web designer to create an icon file and when a user bookmarks your web site, this icon becomes the icon in the user's Favorites/Bookmarks menu. You c...
QUESTION: I've uploaded my web site, but when I try to go to it with my browser all I see is the temporary page that FutureQuest put up. How do I make it so I can see MY homepage instead? ANSWER: The most common reason for this problem is the failu...
The 'cgi-bin' is a magic directory that interprets all files called as executable scripts, so this will not work. This is done to prevent something like the following from being viewable: http://www.example.com/cgi-bin/password.txt Instead of displayi...
The Absolute Basics The overall HTML document development process begins with planning and ends with maintenance, as discussed in the planning guide [1] located in this section of tutorials. This particular guide focuses on the part of that process you...