Ken Walsh

Web Page Design Foundations

3. Learn More On Your Own


OK, this site is not designed to teach you everything. Instead its more of a jumping off point to get you started. HTML 5 is documented at the site. A quick way to get help though is just to type the tag name with the word tag, (for example: a tag) into google. Google almost always returns the reference to the w3c site as one of the first search results. Some tags that have been deprecated in HTML 5 are stilllisted because they are in common use, however, they should be avoided if you are writing something new. If you use a site other than w3c, becareful that it discusses are using HTML 5. Many of the web based examples and tutorials are for older versions of HTML and sometimes they work, sometimes they don't, and even if they do work, they may not work in the future.


An alphabetical reference to all HTML 5 tags is listed at the w3C HTML Reference site. If you can understand the tags discussed above on this web site, you can learn many more from the w3c reference.


For example the abreviation (abbr) tag is a way to put abreviations and acronyms, such as HTML, on the page so the user can mouse over them for the complete name. See the w3c <abbr> page for more information.


Blockquote is used for quotations and allows the developer include a reference to the site that the quote came from and cite allows the developer to list a citation of another work. See their details on the w3c <blockquote> and w3c <cite> pages.


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