It’s a good idea to become familiar with some basic HTML code. We encourage you to Inspect & Troubleshoot the Code regularly. You’ll be surprised at what you can infer.
Headings – use for hierarchical structure of your content as titles and subtitles.
<h1> A Heading </h1>
<p> Some text </p>
Links – learn how to write effective link text.
<a href=”about”> About </a>
<img src=”photo.jpg” alt=”descriptive text about the image” />
Common HTML Errors
You MUST Edit the HTML
There are some things that a Content Management Rich Text Editor just can’t do.
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Acronyms and abbreviations that aren’t coded properly will cause issues for people using assistive technologies. Learn to edit the HTML for acronyms and abbreviations.
Assistive Technologies also don’t know what to do with foreign languages if not coded properly. Learn how to edit the HTML for foreign languages.
Smartphones can call a telephone number with one click, if it’s coded correctly. Learn how to create telephone number links.
Rows of floated images
Create rows of content floated next to images, such as in an aggregated list of teasers, like news. Usually these kinds of layouts are set up to automatically generate but sometimes you may want to simulate the layout.
Word Break Opportunity
Handle long words within narrow columns. Especially an issue with responsive websites.
Check out the tutorials on Code Academy.