Back in the dark ages of the internet, I was affiliated with a site called SmartPlanet, which offered instruction in computer topics. There is a site by that name still, but it no longer bears any resemblance to the one I remember fondly. While I was there I helped to teach HTML to beginning students. The Web has moved along and changed in many ways, but I think a lot of this material might still be useful for anyone who wants to get started in writing web pages. After all, no matter how fancy your Content Management System (CMS), there will be times when you need to write code to get things to work.These articles should offer a little help in that area, and perhaps offer one person’s perspective on designing Web sites .
Please note that these articles were written long ago. I glanced at the first one, and apparently I was looking forward to Netscape 6 at the time I wrote it. Now Firefox has taken its place, and Google chrome is the hot new browser. I considered trying to update everything, and decided instead to let inertia take its course. So these are what they are, but I still think you may find a nugget or two inside.
A Brief History of HTML
The Structure of HTML
Case Considerations in File Names
Separation of Structure and Presentation
Color on the Web
Using Tables for Layout
Block-Level and Inline Elements
Images on the Web
Image Optimization: GIF
Image Optimization: JPEG
FTP for PCs
Server Issues and FTP