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What's your HTML comfort level?

Posted By: Elizabeth - HTML Editor

What's your HTML comfort level? - 06/02/08 01:48 AM

Hi folks,

I've been churning out mostly beginning-level HTML articles; however, it occurred to me that my audience (meaning you!) might be looking for information on more advanced topics. So I'm taking a poll - do you consider yourself a beginning, intermediate or advanced HTML user, and are there any particular HTML topics you're curious about?

Thanks,
Elizabeth
Posted By: Chelle - Marriage Editor

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 06/02/08 01:27 PM

I guess I'm somewhere between beginner and intermediate.

I use the basics like bold, italics, links, and images all the time in articles - but don't relly know much about placing things exactly where I want them to go.

It's usually a game of "try it and see" for me.
Posted By: Nancy - Baby Names Editor

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 06/11/08 10:27 PM

I really liked your article on CSS, Elizabeth. smile

I would say I'm intermediate, or a little beyond. Not quite "advanced," but definitely past the basics.
Posted By: FoxyDawn

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 06/28/08 03:50 AM

It was total fun to learn this language.I find it east from beginning to ending.
Posted By: Carol- Today In History

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 06/28/08 01:58 PM

I'm probably where Michelle is. I can do a little, but it's a lot of trial and error. It's great to be reading your articles!
Posted By: Elizabeth - HTML Editor

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 07/09/08 02:09 AM

Thanks for the feedback. I've just posted an article about a topic near and dear to the hearts of every webmaster and online article writer - namely, how to track webpage performance. Enjoy.
Posted By: LibrianFriend

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 10/14/08 03:08 PM

I am intermediate in HTML. I like it's ease of use. I generally use it inside the posts/articles. I think now the time is changed and php and joomla are mostly used for web design.
Posted By: Webcraft

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 01/26/09 04:39 AM

I would consider myself intermediate
Posted By: Edie - MysteryBooksEd

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 02/05/09 12:09 PM

Very much a beginner - help!

I am finding the articles helpful, and am trying to work my way up but I definitely feel challenged and often frustrated because this is something I just don't easily understand.

I do understand how others would want further information. I know this original post was started a while back. It looks as though you are providing very good information on this site.
Posted By: Angie

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 03/29/09 02:47 AM

I had a little help today and figured out the problem with a web page I was putting together. I had laid out a web page using Word and transferred elements to Front Page. The coding for the Word format transferred along with the text etc. and interfered with the presentation online. Whew! what a trial.
Posted By: Elizabeth - HTML Editor

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 04/08/09 03:51 AM

Yep, Word formatting will make a mess in HTML code. The only thing that's worse is trying to copy and paste from an Outlook email message... it makes one *huge* disaster of random weird tags mixed in with your HTML!
Posted By: Angie

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 04/09/09 02:08 AM

Yes, I'll have to dust off my html instruction book and try coding from scratch. Do you use editpad lite or notetab instead of notepad?
Posted By: Angie

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 04/09/09 02:09 AM

Also, what do you know about cascading style sheets? I've signed up for an online class.
Posted By: leahmullen

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 04/09/09 02:22 AM

I'm definitely a beginner. All I know so far is <i></i> and <b></b>. After that I'm lost. But alas, I keep hearing that journalists need to learn html, so I have a goal to improve in this area.
Posted By: Elizabeth - HTML Editor

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 04/09/09 04:37 AM

Style sheets are pretty easy to learn. I have a couple of articles posted in the CSS section that will get you started.

The hardest part is memorizing which properties do what and which attributes go with them. I use this site as a memory tickler:

http://www.eskimo.com/~bloo/indexdot/css/propindex/all.htm

Also, I don't know what class you are taking but the (free!) courses on this site are pretty good:

http://www.w3schools.com/
Posted By: Elizabeth - HTML Editor

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 04/09/09 04:42 AM

Actually I use HTML-Kit, which is available from download.com for free (you may have noticed I have a real affinity for free stuff!). It's awesomely customizable, you can basically create whatever windows and toolbars you want. Also, while your work is all done code-only it has a nice Preview display that lets you see what your page will look like BEFORE you post it live.

If you want to try it I recommend you also use this guide to help you customize it to your own preferences:

http://www.ironspider.ca/hktutorials/index.htm
Posted By: Angie

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 04/09/09 10:44 PM

I will check them all out. Thanks. I have taken many classes at Virtual University (they have been around for a long time). There is an instructor, homework, mentors, message board for the class. It is very inexpensive for five weeks.
Posted By: leahmullen

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 04/09/09 11:45 PM

I just read two of the basic html articles. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I'm finally on my way.
Posted By: Elizabeth - HTML Editor

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 04/10/09 12:15 AM

Glad it helped! Let me know if you have any questions.
Posted By: Angie

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 04/10/09 02:22 AM

Knowing some HTML really helps even when you use an editing program like Front Page. When something goes wrong, you can recognize what the problem is. It relieves some of the frustration.
Posted By: Lisa LowCarb

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 04/13/09 11:33 PM

Yes I agree 100% Angie. I hand code HTML in a text editor, but even people who use programs to create HTML should be able to go in and tweak them if they need to. You never know when you'll need to make an emergency change by hand!
Posted By: Angie

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 04/15/09 02:38 AM

I should pull my book out and review it before the cascading style sheets class starts up. I could use a refresher course.
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Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 11/17/09 03:58 AM

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Posted By: Angie

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 11/11/10 01:52 AM

I'm green with envy.
Posted By: TopPicks

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 03/18/11 02:44 AM

I consider myself an intermediate. I know enough to build pretty good websites and blogs, but not too advanced with all the bells &amp; whistles stuff.
Posted By: Angela J. Shirley

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 03/20/11 07:11 PM

LOL, I am below "beginner" but thoroughly ENJOYING the learning experience.

Great topic smile
Posted By: CrystalBarba

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 06/20/11 11:09 AM

Almost Advanced!! smile
Would love to help you guys!!
Posted By: Rayna - Depression Editor

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 11/28/11 04:31 AM

I'd consider myself advanced, but definitely not a pro. I recommend keeping an HTML "cheat sheet" around. Before you know, you'll have so much memorized...
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Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 01/31/12 07:44 AM

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Posted By: Encore DT

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 06/05/12 06:26 PM

I am pretty much comfortable with everything in HTML - tables, tags and even adding javascript.
Posted By: manoj9585

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 06/08/12 06:52 AM

HTML stands for hyper text markup language and i know very well all the tags which is use in html.
Posted By: breet

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 07/27/12 07:51 AM

really like this article .
Posted By: sameerbp

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 10/10/12 11:34 AM

Same with me I will also consider myself between beginner and intermediate. I was creating webpages using dreamweaver earlier but now not much into it. So still in between phase.
Posted By: Distressed

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 10/27/13 05:07 PM

I'd consider myself somewhere between intermediate and expert.
Posted By: leahmullen

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 10/27/13 07:47 PM

I can do italics and bold. When I want to center things or do a bulleted list, I have to look up how to do it.

So I'm VERY much a beginner.
Posted By: Grace-Newsletters Editor

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 11/02/13 11:03 AM

Leah,

I'm with you on this one. One of my goals for the new year is to learn HTML so I can make an even bigger impact on my site and in my newsletter.

I to have to look things up. I've recently been using HTML for different colors of the fonts used.

So maybe we can learn together.
Posted By: jasmine1

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 02/06/14 06:28 AM

Not quite &quot;advanced,&quot; but definitely past the basics.
Posted By: Emily White

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 02/24/14 05:04 PM

I consider myself intermediate both in CSS and HTML plus these days I am learning python as well. If anyone need interested you can try code academy. its a great way of learning programming.
Posted By: Ally-Home/Hols/USA Cook

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 02/25/14 12:01 AM

My comfort level is highlighting and I can now manage picture URLS via photobucket. What is the code academy? And where do you find it?
Posted By: malaa1994

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 03/10/14 06:10 PM

Between beginner and intermediate I'd say. I can do basic HTML and that bit more but learning it really. I mainly use it on websites.
Posted By: Ally-Home/Hols/USA Cook

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 03/11/14 02:12 AM

I need to go to Barnes & Noble and get the dummy book. lol
Posted By: Dorcy

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 10/10/14 04:06 AM

Between intermediate and advanced i would say. I feel very comfortable using html.
Posted By: Jana - Creativity Editor

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 10/10/14 12:01 PM

Slim. I haven't had much experience with it. But I do know what it stands for. smile
Posted By: Mia Silky

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 12/24/14 11:29 AM

I have a good experience of using HTML I could say i more than beginner :)
Posted By: Mona - Astronomy

Re: What's your HTML comfort level? - 12/24/14 11:59 AM

How interesting to see this thread. I missed it all the previous times it came around. I didn't know we had an HTML editor. Oh, actually, I've just looked and - at the moment - we don't have one. But I saw a whole set of articles on the site on HTML basics and I'll certainly be reading those.

But in answer to the question, I'm not an absolute beginner, and I comfortably use what I usually need in preparing articles for BellaOnline. Some things I have to look up. And having done it, still don't understand how to apply it.
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