Click here to stop the scrolling List of Tips and Resources for New Bloggers

Stop Google fron Tracking your Searches

Convert to a 3 Column Template

Create more Page Elements on your Header or Footer

Simple and Easy Tricks for Learning HTML

HTML Made Easy for Beginners

Google AdSense Between Posts

Understanding Entrepreneurial Laws

Customize Format and Colors for Google AdSense

Wrap Text Around Google's AdSense

Placing Google AdSense at Bottom of Post

Google AdSense at Top of Post

Beware of Opening Links in New Window

Top 10 Google Searches for Bloggers Resources

If You Remember No Other Traffic Tip, Remember This One

Upgrade New Blogger to Customized Design Template

Increase Your Revenue and Build Community

((Bigger Hug)):Even Bigger Hugs!

Attention to All New Bloggers

Create Your Free Blogger Account

Increase Your Revenue with Page Views

Make Money Using Google's AdSense

Switched to New Version of Blogger/No New Features

Google's Web Search vs. Your Site Search

Copy and Paste HTML/JavaScript Code

Resizing Widgets and Google's Search Box

New Blogger Recipe for Creating a Blog

The Importance of Responding to Your Comments

Add a Site Meter to Your Blog

Copy and Paste Google AdSense

Earn Extra Money

Move Over to New Version of Blogger

Creating Links on Sidebar to Open in New Browser Window

Blogger Links Benefactor

Word of Mouth Marketing

Change the Order of Your Posts

Create a Clickable Link Within Your Post

MyBlogLog Branded Community as my Social Media Network

Checklist for Pre-Publishing to your Blog

Adding a Search Box to my Blog

Creating Links in New Blogger

Creating an 'Email Me' Link in New Blogger

Customize Settings in New Blogger

Content is King

Create your Free Blogger Account

Expandable Post Summaries or Selective post Summaries for The New Version of Blogger

Returning to Beta Blogger Template after Reverting to Classic Template

Checklist for New Bloggers

How to Create Expandable Post Summaries

How to Revert to Classic Template

Testing Beta Bogger

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Simple and Easy Tricks for Learning HTML

Yesterday we talked about HTML Made Easy for Beginners and I hope this post will give you the encouragement to further your knowledge and learn more about HTML.

What is HTML, you ask? It's an abbreviation for Hyper Text Markup Language. Finding simple and easy tricks for learning HTML code is only a click away for the more experienced. I'm not there yet myself but I still find many uses for the source code when visiting another site that has implemented a feature I'm not quite sure how to do for myself when I'm looking for that extra bit of code to implement a certain function. I will share with you what I'm learned and continue to learn as I grow in this new language called HTML. :)

Go to the tool bar at the top of your screen and look for View or Source and click on Page Source or View Source depending on which browser you are using, this will give you the HTML source code for that website in a new window. Compare the site to the source code for the area you are wanting to learn more about and scroll down through the source code until you find it. At first it will seem awkward but after a few times of doing this, you'll get the hang of it and hopefully find what your looking for.

What do you see someone else implementing on their blog that you want to learn more about? Start doing some research for yourself and don't forget you can always contact me via email for further assistance and I'll do my best to guide you. I've only begun to scratch the surface for learning HTML and will be happy to help you if I can.

When I first started blogging using the Classic Template, one of the first things I wanted to learn about was where do I put the code in the template for creating links on the sidebar and for the placement of Google AdSense at the top or bottom of a post, then I wanted to know how I could wrap text around Google's Adsense (there's a piece of code at the beginning and end of Google's AdSense JavaScript) I was looking for and I was able to find it using the source code from other sites. I had to do my own research and using this method I was able to find some of my answers to the many questions I had.

Now you can understand why I chose to develop helpful resource blogs for new bloggers using the Classic Template and the New Version of Blogger (formally known as Beta Blogger). I saw a need for new bloggers and wanted to fill that need by creating a helpful resource blog for newbies to find their answers to many of their questions in one location. I now have many of the most frequently asked questions answered on my blogs, take a look at Beta Bloggers Resources Site Map or the labels in the sidebar to navigate around. If you have reverted to the Classic Template, you can take a look at Classic Bloggers Resources Site Map for further assistance.

Another avenue of reference for you will be W3 Schools and study the free HTML Tutorials they offer. Over time you will learn interesting tips and tricks for using HTML.


Sueblimely said...

Using 'view source' is a great way of of learning html. A tool that I found invaluable and much more useful than 'view source', while I was learning html and css, is the Web Developer Toolbar. I use it in Firefox but think it is available for some other browsers too.

I have an article on the toolbar almost completed. I will finish it off and post it to my blog.

Sherrykins said...

Thanks for your comment and info for the Web Developer Toolbar. Sounds interesting and I look forward to reading your post about it.