Date Published: October 26, 2020
I'm not terribly familiar with HTML, but I recently built a website from scratch using HTML and CSS. The following is what I learned.
(If you're interested, here's the website. It accompanies a documentary I created for my Girl Scout Gold Award. I finished the project last year but only recently found the time to put a website together)
VS Code automatically provides Intellisense, etc. for HTML code. It does not have automatic preview capability, but plenty of extensions are available to provide that. I ended up using this one, which works pretty well:
I've used HTML a bit before, so I'm not going to go into the minutiae of the syntax (if you're interested in that, this is a pretty solid intro), but I will note some of the features I hadn't used before this point.
It's weird that I didn't know this, but apparently HTML documents are supposed to start with:
Again, weird that I didn't know that, but live and learn.
<!--- This is a comment in HTML--> This is not a commment in HTML
You have to tell your HTML to use the CSS style sheet you want it to use (makes sense, right?). The syntax for that is pretty straightforward:
<head> <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css"> </head>
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