HTML Tips, Tricks and Links by Steve Bergen

As computer programming teacher (since 1974) and co-director of Summercore, I am frequently asked for my thoughts about CODING VIA HTML vs USING WEB MAKING PROGRAM ... see My Philosophy below ... Steve Bergen

HTML Basics for Beginners
A Few More HTML Tricks
HTML Links and References on the Web
Clip Art, Gifs, Copyright Friendly Graphics and Animation
Web Links & Utilities for Validating Web Pages and Promoting your Web Site
My Teaching Philosophy regarding HTML


HTML Basics for Beginners


HTML Links and References on the Web


Clip Art, Gifs, Copyright Friendly Graphics and Animation


Web Links & Utilities for Validating Web Pages and Promoting your Web Site


A Few More Special HTML tricks

My Philosophy on Teaching and Learning HTML

I have seen dozens of people, perhaps hundreds learn to code basic web pages via HTML, gain confidence with basic skills and editing procedures and proceed to become confident with HTML, eventually moving towards a web making program such as PageMill or FrontPage. They achieve a SOLID BASE of skills and confidence and can then deal with the complexity of PageMill or FrontPage, occasionally using HTML skills to investigate, modify, fix or repair.

Virtually everyone I have seen who has NO BASE of HTML encounters irresolvable problems when dealing with FrontPage or PageMill or whatever. They run into problems that they cannot resolve and basically have to give up or find someone to fix the situation.

I understand that time is digital and one must set priorities, but to me, it is so important to have a SOLID BASE of working with HTML before proceding to use and rely on a web-making program like PageMill or FrontPage.

There are so many values in teaching students about HTML in grades 7-9. Let me count the ways:

Steve Bergen ("good advice is cheap and its worth the price")
p.s. I used to tell my two kids when they were younger and working with blocks that it is CRUCIAL to start with a SOLID BASE. Yes, I know that SOME people can be successful with a SOLID BASE of HTML skills, but I believe MOST people benefit with the approach that I have described!