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An Adventure in HTML

I thought it was about time I brushed up on my coding skills, as I was considering building myself a new website this winter.

I dusted off some old ‘HTML/CSS for Dummies books, but quickly realised that they were about as much use as a ‘Zip In A Tie’ – they were so out of date – Luckily for me there are literally thousands of coding video’s on YouTube, but as with everything else on the internet…

..the quality varies so much, that it took me the best part of a day to dig through the dross, until I eventually found a video playlist that was:

a. Understandable

b. Comprehensive

c. Didn’t send me to sleep within 5 minutes.

I settled on an excellent 30 day course, uploaded by Tuts+ which was recorded by Jeffery Way.
I managed to squeeze in the whole course over a period of 3 days, and was surprised by firstly how much HTML code has changed since the last time I attempted any coding and also how much more sophisticated Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), have become.

It’s been over 10 years since I actually had any formal training in HTML, and Jeffery’s videos drove home to me, how much I’d forgotten.

Never the less, I ploughed through it and managed to create a new ‘Contact Form’, and……well that’s about it.

Seriously – I just couldn’t be bothered with it!

Thank the lord for WordPress. I think I’ll just do the same as I did last year and update my site with a new ‘Theme’.

Web Designers of the World – I salute you,  –  Your job would drive me insane within a month.

Example of HTML used to create a Contact Form It just ain’t worth it.

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