Lesson 01

Successful Web development often requires being resourceful. That means being able to find exactly the information you need, when you need it. So for this first assignment I'd like you add some more tools to your productivity arsenal. These tools are references to all the CSS properties, and all the XHTML tags that you can use in your pages. There's far too many of them for anyone to memorize. Nobody even bothers to try. So quick-and-easy access to that information is a must.

Fortunately, we live in a time when virtually all factual information is just a few mouse clicks away. So what I'd like you to do is to visit each of the sites listed in the Supplementary Material for this lesson. When you're in a site that looks promising, add it to your Bookmarks or Favorites.

The rest is just a matter of remember you have those links at your disposal. Tired of trying to figure out something by guessing? Can't quite remember the syntax for a tag or property? Curious about all the XHTML tags and CSS properties available to you? No problem. Just open your browser's bookmarks or favorites, and click the link to your favorite CSS or XHTML reference. In the long run, you'll save a lot of time and avoid a lot of frustrating guesswork.

I added all to this page for future reference

DevGuru XHTML Reference
Click this link for a complete list of all XHTML tags with descriptions and examples.

XHTML.com XHTML Reference
This page offers a "must know" list of important XHTML tags, and a more complete alphabetical reference.

W3C Index of Elements
From the folks who invented CSS and HTML, this index lists both HTML and XHTML tags. The items with a D in the Depr. column are deprecated, meaning they're being phased out. They don't exist in strict XHTML 1.1 and won't exist in future specifications either.

W3Schools HTML/XHTML Reference
Here's another alphabetical list of both HTML and XHTML tags. Only the elements with a "S" in the DTD column are supported in strict XHTML.

XHTML.com CSS Reference
Here you'll find a "Must Know" list of CSS properties followed by a more complete list in alphabetical order.

Web Design Group CSS Properties
Click this link for quick access to all of the CSS organized by purpose.

AddedBytes Cheat Sheets
For quick one-page printed lists of all the CSS properties and XHTML tags, consider printing the CSS Cheat Sheet (V2) and HTML Cheat Sheet pages from this site. You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader for the pdf versions. You can download Acrobat Reader for free from www.adobe.com.

GUIStuff CSS 2.1 Reference
You guessed it, another useful CSS reference with properties listed both alphabetically and by purpose.

W3Schools CSS2 Reference
Here's a handy reference where you can try some things out yourself, right at the site!

W3C Full Property Table
Brought to you by the folks who invented CSS, here you'll find all the details on every CSS property.



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