HTML & CSS Help
This page contains links to information about HTML and CSS as well
as advice about designing your own web pages and Firefox Plugins to
help you edit your pages.
In general, people learn best with examples, so use the tutorials
linked below or look at pages you like and mimic their HTML code and
HTML (HyperText Markup Language)
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
Helpful Firefox Plugins
- Chris Pederick's Web Developer - adds a tool bar of various web developer tools, such as for CSS, Table layout, Forms, and validating HTML.
General Design Rules
Look at examples of web pages that you like and copy that look and
feel in the design of your web page (but customize it to make it your
In general, you want to use sans-serif fonts for web publishing
because they are easier to read on a computer screen. Serifs
are the "dohickies" or small lines on the characters. Sans
means "without", so the more readable fonts don't have the
"dohickies". Examples of sans-serif fonts are Helvetica, Arial,
Verdana, and Tahoma. You can get the default sans-serif fonts by
saying "sans-serif". Examples of serif fonts are Times Roman(often
the default), Courier, and Palatino.
Since you want a lot of content on a page, you'll want to keep your
fonts reasonably sized. I wouldn't make the font less than 10px, and I
typically use 12px for body text.
- Since users can access any page independently of other pages
(such as when using a search engine), you should include author,
date, and copyright information on every page.
- Typically, you want to keep a page's content to one to two
screens of information. For "home" or "main" pages, you should
keep content to one screen.
Collected by Sara Sprenkle, 2007