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Im new so

I am a begginer webmaster, can any of you guys offer tips to learn html-which i already partly know, and css, and other vital stuff to this business?


Sup!
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1) Use the w3c validator (unfortunately, the page must be on-line to check it):

http://validator.w3.org/

2) Always test your stuff on at least firefox AND "internet explorer"

This site has a lot of good info and tutorials:
http://www.w3schools.com/default.asp
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mk27 wrote:
2) Always test your stuff on at least firefox AND "internet explorer"


Sorry to go off topic here, but did you ever think that Firefox should just rebrand themselves as Firefox Internet Explorer so that people wouldn't associate Internet Explorer with just Microsoft?

Makes sense to me, that is unless they have already or there is some legal reason why they cannot do that.
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Practice practice practice. Think up an imaginary business, maybe a florist or an automotive shop or something, and design a website for it.

And set up a web server! You can create html and css pages and look at them locally on your computer, but if you are going to use php or asp or something (server side scripting) you need a web server. Do a google search for "linux apache mysql php" or "LAMP" to get yourself going on that.
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You've taken the first step - participating in Ozzu. :)

All the information you need is at your fingertips. Even if you can't find it on Ozzu, information on any topic is only a search query away.

Writing good markup and style is really quite easy. People tend to make it far more complicated than it needs to be - and often for no good reason.

Practice, observe, ask.

On the business side, don't fall into the foolishness of Us vs. Them (e.g. M$ sucks!). Your job, as a web developer, is to service your clients, or employers, by bringing their message to as wide an audience as possible.

I'm not saying, "Don't have an opinion". But I can tell you from personal experience that nothing will turn off eyes and ears as fast as preachy self-righteousness. Unless you like preaching to the choir, of course. Otherwise, save that drivel for cocktail parties and other meaningless conversations.
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hey thanks guys!
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any tips on creating drop down menus and stuff?
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MasterofMasters wrote:
any tips on creating drop down menus and stuff?


I think there are two general approaches, one is the sensible, easy way using js to make divs appear and disappear with "onmouseover" and "onmouseout", and then there is (supposedly) a more awkward and convoluted css method for doing the same thing, incorporating some IE fixes:

http://www.seoconsultants.com/css/menus/tutorial/
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i picked up drop-down menus from online css generators.

purecssmenu DOT com

just generate a css dropdown menu and study the coding, making your own changes, seeing what happens. its eaiser to pick things up with examples.

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