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 style sheets.

HTML (HyperText Markup Language)

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)


W&L Specifics

Helpful Firefox Plugins

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 own!).


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.



Collected by Sara Sprenkle, 2007